First A-10 Thunderbolt II Sortie at Al Dhafra Air Base

U.S. Air Force Captain Connor Jones, 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, climbs into his aircraft before the first sortie at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2023. Since its creation in 1975, the A-10 has provided air support to ground troops, destroying adversary forces and infrastructure as the first aircraft designed specifically for close air support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Sabatino DiMascio)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Sabatino DiMascio
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