Video: Operation Monarch Fury II
Video by Staff Sgt. Robert Barney
The 124th Air Support Operations Squadron conducting their annual training in the central Idaho mountains with support from numerous other services and government agencies. Air National Guard Airmen of the 124th ASOS are conducting close air support, terminally guiding A-10 Thunderbolt II’s from the 124th Fighter Wing and AH-64 Apache’s from the 1-183rd. They also had support from the 1-214 General Support Aviation Battalion with CH-47 Chinooks, the 726th Air Control Squadron as oppositional forces and the U.S. Forest Service. Soundbites include 2nd Lt. Randle Schmidt, Boise, ID. - Joint Terminal Attack Controller/Air Liaison Officer, 124th Air Support Operations Squadron; Senior Airman Kenneth Rupp, Boise, ID. - ROMAD, 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Richard Bovey, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA. - CH-47 Pilot, 1-214 General Support Aviation Battalion. Produced by Staff Sgt. Bob Barney, Sawtooth Mountain Range, Central Idaho. Also available in High Definition.