A-10s complete second USPACOM Air Contingent mission
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II taxies prior to takeoff from Clark Air Base, Philippines, on an air and maritime domain awareness mission April 21, 2016. The aircraft is part of the Air Contingent stood up by U.S. Pacific Command at the invitation of the Philippine government, demonstrating the U.S. commitment to partners and allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft are flying in and around the South China Sea within international airspace, demonstrating freedom of navigation and providing transparency of operations in these areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington)

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Photo by: Capt. Susan Harrington |  VIRIN: 160421-F-BY036-016.JPG