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Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are planning legislation to block the Air Force’s plans to retire the A-10.
The A-10, which the Air Force wants to eliminate from its fleet to save money, has vocal supporters in the House and Senate who say they are looking for other defense costs to cut in order to save the aircraft. (Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur / Air Force)
The pinnacle of old school sex appeal.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan flies a combat sortie over northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt was activated into service in the US Air Force in 1976, and almost forty years later remains the sole aircraft specifically designed for close air support of ground forces.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, 7 JAN 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Bacon on borrowed time.
"The fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act as adopted by Congress, however, blocks cuts to the A-10 fleet in 2014 and vocal supporters in Congress are pushing to keep the jet flying far beyond this year." (Air Force Times, 30 DEC 2013. Source.)
Angels are noisy things.
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron conduct swift water rescue training near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Angel Thunder 2013. Angel Thunder is the largest joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to train personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon, 10 APR 2013.)
Pavehawk: Up close and personal.
SOLDIER STORIES: Inside Combat Rescue
United States Pararescuemen in Afghanistan.
These men are from the National Geographic documentary ‘Inside Combat Rescue’
[Link to episode guide here. Includes video excerpts and Pedro profiles. Some episodes available on Youtube.]
Late Night Nookie #soldierporn: You go down, we’ll come.
[Top Left] An A-10 Thunderbolt from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind., does a show of force maneuver after locating a simulated downed pilot during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
[Top Right] Two U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters from the 210th Rescue Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to rescue a simulated downed pilot.
[Bottom] Maj. Michael Cahill, 353rd Combat Training Squadron director of operations, sends location information to friendly forces and gains line of sight. Cahill was acting as a downed pilot while his position was defended by several friendly aircraft.
(Photos by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel, 22 AUG 2013.)
A rescue swimmer and Marine with Marine Transport Squadron 1 (VMR-1) are hoisted to safety into a HH-46 Sea Knight helicopter (Pedro), also with VMR-1, during water survival training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. VMR-1 provides search and rescue support to MCAS Cherry Point based aircraft as well as short and medium range rapid response transport of key personnel and critical logistics.
(Photos by Lance Cpl Steve Acuff, 9 JUL 2013.)