PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines
Four U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, return to Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016, after flying their first operational mission through international airspace in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal west of the Philippines providing air and maritime situational awareness. These missions promote transparency and safety of movement in international waters and airspace, showcasing the U.S. commitment to ally and partner nations and to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region’s continued stability now and for generations to come. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)