U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II training in the Philippines.
A-10 Warthogs Perform Flybys at Iron Strike
12/11/2014 - FORT BLISS, Texas -- Fighter planes, helicopters, artillery and ground troops teamed up for a large-scale, integrated training scenario during Exercise IRON STRIKE, Dec. 1-13, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas. Exercise IRON STRIKE is a joint-service, combined live-fire exercise hosted by the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division and supported by the 74th Fighter Squadron supplying close air support via the A-10C Thunderbolt II. Joint terminal attack controllers from the 7th Air Support Operations Squadron ultimately control the airspace over the battlefield, serving as a liaison between the aircraft above and the artillery on the ground. Additional assets included U-28As, MQ-1B Predators, MQ-9 Reapers and F-16 Fighting Falcons. Read more at http://www.moody.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123434105