A-10s complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission
Five A-10C Thunderbolt IIs sit on the flight line at Clark Air Base, Philippines, after flying a training mission April 20, 2016. The aircraft are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s first iteration of an Air Contingent at the base, which was stood up at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and Philippines. The Air Contingent provides forces capable of a variety of missions including force projection, air and maritime domain awareness, personnel recovery, combating piracy, assuring access to the air and maritime domains in accordance with international law and ensures safety and transparency of operations in international waters and airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington)

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