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. The A-10C has a proven record operating out of short and varying airstrips, provides a flexible range of capabilities, and has a mission profile consistent with the air and maritime domain awareness operations the U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent is conducting out of the air base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)