Fearsome four-ship: 188th Warthogs train at Razorback Range

Col. Mark Anderson (Tail No. 188), 188th Fighter Wing commander; Maj. Doug Davis (Tail No. 639), 188th Detachment 1 commander; Col. Brian Burger (Tail No. 613), 188th Operations Group commander; and Capt. Wade Hendrickson (Tail No. 638) conduct a training mission Dec. 30, 2013, over Razorback Range, located at Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center, Ark. The photos were captured from a 189th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules. The sortie was one of the last four-ship training missions that will be conducted at the 188th. The wing is currently transitioning from a fighter mission to an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance/remotely piloted aircraft (MQ-9 Reaper) mission that will also feature a space-focused targeting squadron. The 188th has divested two A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthogs” per month since September 2013. The last Warthog is slated to leave the 188th in June 2014. The 188th has flown A-10s since April 2007 and has had assigned aircraft on site since 1953. June will mark the first time in unit’s 60-year history that no assigned military aircraft will be parked on the flightline at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Matthew Bruch
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