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Air Force pilot awarded for saving Green Berets surrounded by Taliban fighters in 2018
“It was a very stressful day, I could have used some Gold Bond powder.”
The A-10 that landed without a canopy or landing gear is back flying after 3 years of repairs
"We basically rebuilt the entire front of the A-10 without aided engineering and unprocurable parts."
This Air Force commando called in 688,000 pounds of bombs in one battle
“My heart was pounding. I can see the AQ guys right out in front of us ... I cleared them hot and the bomb dropped right in the position.”
The most experienced A-10 pilot in history explains how to be ready for anything
"Make every hour flying and every bullet shot count, so you don’t fail on a mission."
The Air Force tried to kill the A-10 by clipping its wings and starving it of parts
“It’s a death from a thousand cuts.”
‘I love flying the A-10’ — This man has BRRRT’d longer than anybody in history
"Even after 32 years, it hasn’t gotten old."
AC-130 gunship crew awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for saving 88 lives during Afghanistan battle
“I always say gunships are a team sport; you really can’t do something like this without a great team."
This A-10’s new paint job pays tribute to the original flying tank of World War II
"The Thunderbolt was the hammer: big and strong, it could take a lot of punishment and still deliver a lethal blow."
52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
An F-16 strafed and killed a civilian contractor during a training exercise. His widow sued the US for millions and won
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Charles "Chuck" Holbrook, a former Tactical Air Control Party airman turned defense contractor, was killed during a nighttime live-fire training exercise at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on January 31, 2017
Two A-10 pilots receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing troops under heavy fire in Afghanistan
The Distinguished Flying Cross is rarely awarded, let alone awarded twice on the same day to two members of the same fighter squadron, but that's exactly what happened for two A-10 pilots who saved troops under fire in Afghanistan during missions in 2008 and 2010
Move over A-10: The Air Force is picking up some brand new light attack aircraft
After years of uncertainty, the Air Force has finally decided to add two new light attack aircraft to its inventory
The A-10 Warthog will now BRRRT! in surround sound
The beloved A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is picking up a brand new "three-dimensional" surround-sound audio system too boost Warthog pilots' situational awareness
The US military does not need Iraqi permission to provide close air support or evacuate wounded troops in ’emergency circumstances’
"Under emergency circumstances, the government of Iraq does not require individual permission for each incident," Army Col. Scott Rawlinson, of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Task & Purpose. "CJTF-OIR is authorized by the government of Iraq to provide emergency support to any coalition forces and Iraqi security forces in danger"
The AC-130U Spooky gunship has completed its final combat deployment
The U.S. Air Force said its AC-130U, known as the "Spooky," has returned stateside from its last scheduled deployment
Close Air Support: A-10 Warthog vs. F-35 Lightning
Which aircraft would you rather have as your Close Air Support?
Idahoans to the Air Force: please stop secretly using our cities for target practice
Idaho residents allege that the Air Force's Urban Close Air Support Air and Ground Training Project endangers the safety of Idahoans by "authoriz[ing] thousands of annual overflights of F-15 military jets, coupled with on-the-ground troop activity within the cities, occurring day and night"
Air Force gets first upgraded ‘Ghostrider’ gunship
The Block 30 model marks "a major improvement in software and avionics technology" over the original Block 20 software AC-130J, the release states.
Dozens Of A-10s May End Up Grounded Over A Crucial Part
A portion of the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II squadrons may end up grounded over the next few years due...
The Air Force’s ‘Ultimate Battle Plane’ Is Approaching Initial Operating Capability
The AC-130J Ghostrider, the next-generation gunship the Air Force once dubbed its “ultimate battle plane” and “a bomb truck with...
Combat-Tested Marine Cobra Pilot Selected To Be An Astronaut
Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and...
Fighter Pilot Turned Congresswoman Throws Wrench In Quiet Plans To Cut A-10 Squadrons
Buried in the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2018 budget request released in May was deadly surprise for U.S. troops...
The A-10 Will Be Around At Least Until 2021, Air Force Chief Says
A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack planes will keep flying through at least 2021, the Air Force's top general said this week....
Remains Returned Home For F-16 Pilot Killed Protecting Ground Troops In Iraq In 2006
In the small world that is the Air Force, events that happen around the globe often have a local connection....
An Infantryman’s Defense Of The A-10
I admit it, as a former infantryman, I’m a partial to the A-10 Thunderbolt II. I don’t mind that it’s...