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Sunsets over A-10C
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, sits on the flight line of Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, 2016, as part of a newly stood up Air Contingent in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The contingent's first iteration is comprised of five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pavehawks and approximately 200 Pacific Air Forces personnel including aircrew, maintainers, logistics and support personnel. The A-10C were chosen as they were already in place supporting Exercise Balikatan 16 and have a proven record operating out of short and austere airstrips, provide a flexible range of capabilities, and have a mission profile consistent with the air and maritime domain awareness operations the air contingent will conduct. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)