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Air Contingent - Clark Air Base - Philippines
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, takes off from Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 28, 2016. The A-10Cs flew their last U.S. Pacific Command Air Contingent mission as this iteration comes to a close in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Air Contingent, which was stood up at the invitation of the Philippine government, promotes interoperability and provides greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)