Conversion kickoff: First A-10s depart 188th Fighter Wing

A 188th Fighter Wing A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthog” takes off at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Ark. Sept. 10. The pilot, a member of Moody Air Force Base’s 75th Fighter Squadron, flew Tail No. A0644 back to Georgia, signaling the beginning of the end for the 188th’s fighter mission. The 188th will lose two Warthogs a month until the last two leave in June 2014. The 188th is in the beginning stages of converting from A-10s to an Intelligence and remotely piloted aircraft mission. The mission, which will feature the MQ-9 Reaper, will also boast the Air National Guard’s only space-focused targeting squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Hannah Landeros/188th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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