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Pilots prepare for launch in A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2012. The planes were launching for a training sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Craig Cisek)
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A-10 Thunderbolt IIs prep for flight

Posted 12/5/2012   Updated 12/5/2012 Email story   Print story


by Staff Sgt. Craig Cisek
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

12/5/2012 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  -- The first production of A-10s was designed specifically for close air support in 1975. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are attached to the 25th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base. The squadron was activated under the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Oct. 1, 1993. Today the aircraft remains the leading close air support fighter for the peninsula.

12/5/2012 8:15:50 AM ET
love those checkertails...will hate to see them go away like so much of our heritage
Lynn, Osan AB
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