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Fort Smith ANG airmen head home

An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stores a chalk in a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from Fort Smith, Ark., as the aircraft prepares to depart for home from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 5, 2012. Affectionately called the “Warthog,” the A-10 is a specialized ground-attack aircraft which provides close air support to ground forces operating in Afghanistan.



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This work, Fort Smith ANG airmen head home [Image 3 of 6], by SSgt Jeffrey Nevison, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.05.2012

Date Posted:10.09.2012 11:06

Photo ID:678387

VIRIN:121005-F-AO544-211

Resolution:4056x2460

Size:4.23 MB

Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGlobe

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