A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II flies over Clark Air Base, Philippines, upon return from a maritime domain awareness mission April 21, 2016. The aircraft can be serviced and operated from various bases with little dependency on facility types, additionally; many of its parts are interchangeable left and right, including the engines, main landing gear and vertical stabilizers. These unique aspects of the aircraft allow the aircrew and maintainers to deploy with minimal equipment and still ensure the jets are ready to fly missions out of Clark AB at a moment’s notice exercising the rights of freedom of navigation in international waters and international airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington)
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