Friday, March 1, 2013

23rd Wing begins ORE

Released by 23rd Wing Public Affairs

An A-10C Thunderbolt II makes its way to a hardened aircraft shelter after a flying mission during a phase II operational readiness exercise Feb. 28, 2013, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. OREs test and evaluate the 23d Wing's ability to meet wartime tasks within a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter) Hi-res

Please note: For more related A-10C shots check 23rd Wing's Facebook album Operational Readiness Exercise. Just two samples:

Note: Pictured in this photo and in the photo above is A-10C 80-0259 from the 75th Fighter Squadron. Full size

Maybe the same aircraft. Full size

BTW: The designation "hardened aircraft shelter" (HAS) used in the original photo caption above is wrong. If I'm right, in the Continental United Staates (CONUS) there are only modern sun shades (or so) and hangars. Only at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, and Osan AB, Republic of Korea, A-10Cs are using real hardened aircraft shelters made of reinforced concrete.

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