Images: Bagram airmen prepare A-10s for flight [Image 4 of 5]
Photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy
Airmen from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing prepare a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II for a mission at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 27, 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.