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DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
  • 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Green Flag exercises provide critical training for approximately 75,000 joint forces and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance on the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces.

The A-10 has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform.

The Thunderbolt II has Night Vision Imaging Systems, or NVIS, goggle compatible single-seat cockpits forward of their wings and a large bubble canopy which provides pilots all-around vision.