U.S. Airmen refuel A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from a KC-135 Stratotanker.
A-10s Land on Highway for First Time Since '84
During the massive 14-nation military exercise known as Saber Strike four Air Force A-10 pilot were able to participate in training that has not been done since the Cold War. Four A-10 Thunderbold II aircraft from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard landed safely on a remote highway in the small Baltic country of Estonia. According to a DoD news release, the pilots just finished a close-air-support missing during the U.S. Army led exercise in conjunction with joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) – service members who direct the action of combat aircraft and other offensive air operations from a forward position.