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Tech. Sgt. Shawn Thorne, a member of the 188th Fighter Wing, performs routine maintenance checks on the wheel well of an A-10C thunderbolt II "Warthog" at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2010. The 188th, based in Fort Smith, Ark., is attached to the 451st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron while deployed to Afghanistan. Thorne's wife, Sarah Butler-Thorne, raised approximately $2,000 to help send sports packages, DVD players and DVDs to the deployed unit to boost morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nancy Hooks)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Nancy HooksReleased
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