AFM Editor Thomas Newdick talk s to the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, about its recent combat deployment under Operation Inherent Resolve.


Bearing down on a hapless target – a 190th Fighter Squadron A-10C unleashes its fearsome 30mm rounds.All photos Jim Haseltine

“WE’LL NEVER be able to replace the A-10, but specifically my concern as a commander is to make sure that our close air support (CAS), forward air controller – airborne (FAC-A), and combat search and rescue (CSAR) expertise doesn’t get lost,” Col Timothy J Donnellan, commander of the 124th Fighter Wing (FW), told AFM in March.

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