Osan A-10Cs complete Andersen training deployment

Six US Air Force (USAF) Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 51st Fighter Wing’s 25th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Assam Dragons’ at Osan Air Base, South Korea, completed a training deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on August 21.

They had arrived at the base in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands on August 10 to hone their weapons delivery skills on the Farallon de Medinilla Range. They also conducted routine flight training, wingman tactics familiarisation and in-flight refuelling.

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USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II - serial 79-0106 (c/n A10-0370) - from the 25th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, taxies out at Andersen AFB, Guam, prior to a routine training mission on August 17. USAF/Senior Airman Michael S Murphy

USAF 1st Lt Austin Lasch, A-10 pilot, said: “Having the chance to come to Andersen demonstrates our capability to quickly relocate, establish, and operate our force wherever we may be needed at any time. We will be ready to operate side-by-side with our allies when needed, and our combined training in the Indo-Pacific region will allow us to do so seamlessly.”

The 25th FS regularly participates in training events that take place in the Indo-Pacific, such as Cobra Gold and the Rim of the Pacific. Through events like these, the 25th FS is able to strengthen and build relationships with partner nations and improve their capabilities in protecting American interest.