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December 29, 2005

Meanwhile, over in Afghanistan

In an attempt to lure Dusty out of the Shadows... a little pic from the new Forgotten War. Besides, knowing Dusty, he probably flew this particular bird at one point or another!

Dusty Bait

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off on a combat mission. Since Sept. 15, A-10s here have flown more than 1,700 combat sorties, totaling more than 6,000 combat hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The A-10 was the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. David L. Stuppy)

Hi-res here.