Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lajes supported redeployment of CONUS-based A-10Cs

By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor

The following stand-alone photo was released by 65th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Original photo caption: Transient alert members from the 65th Operations Support Squadron park twelve incoming A-10C Thunderbolts from the 442nd Fighter Wing on their way back to their home base after a deployment mission April 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Silva) Hi-res

Note: Pictured is A-10C 81-0998 from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing (Michigan ANG). It belonged to the CONUS (Continental United States)-based part of the recently deployed "Total Force" A-10C team which included six A-10Cs from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing (Michigan ANG), Selfridge ANGB (tailcode MI), three A-10Cs from the 47th Fighter Squadron, 917th Fighter Group (AFRC), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (tailcode BD), and three A-10Cs from the 303rd Fighter Squadron, 442nd Fighter Wing (AFRC), Whiteman AFB, Missouri (tailcode KC). The six other deployed A-10Cs belonged to the 81st Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany (tailcode SP), which returned home separately.

1 comment:

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