A-10s complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission
U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Elmstedt, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, taxies the aircraft in preparation for takeoff at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 21, 2016. The pilots and aircraft conducted a mission flying in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal in order to provide greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. Elmstedt is deployed along with five A-10Cs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and approximately 200 Airmen from various Pacific Air Forces bases in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s first Air Contingent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington)

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