Ten Maryland ANG A-10Cs complete deployment to Europe

Maryland A-10C Thunderbolt IIs have completed a multi-week deployment to various locations In Europe, ten aircraft completed the deployment visiting multiple locations in Eastern Europe.

US Air Force Maryland Air National Guard 175th Wing A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron ‘Fighting Orioles’ at Martin State Airport, Baltimore, arrived at Keflavik, Iceland, on May 5. They then moved southeast to conduct Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training and to support the US Army’s Swift Response exercise.

One of the ten Maryland ANG-operated A-10C Thunderbolt IIs (serial 78-0637) that deployed to Europe lands at Glasgow Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire, Scotland, on May 30. All ten aircraft (assigned to the 104th FS) are returning to the continental US after arriving in Europe on May 5. Chris Melaisi

The ten aircraft comprised two flights: 78-0637 ‘MD’ (callsign ‘Trend 41’), 78-0702 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 42’), 78-0720 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 43’), 79-0087 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 44’) and 79-0088 ‘MD’ (Trend 45’); followed by 78-0704 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 51’), 78-0705 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 52’), 79-0082 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 53’), 79-0165 ‘MD’ (‘Trend 54’) and 79-0175 ‘MD’/‘75 WG’ (‘Trend 55’).

Four aircraft (78-0704, 79-0082, 79-0165 and 79-0175) then flew on to Andoya,

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