Why A-10 student pilots flew in Exercise Green Flag

The A-10Cs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently flew out to Nellis AFB, in Nevada, for Exercise Green Flag-West. Frank Visser and Ludo Mennes observed it in action.

The 47th Fighter Squadron (FS) is a US Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) squadron that is part of the 944th Fighter Wing (FW).  It is the only A-10 unit in the FW and is nicknamed the Terrible Termites – but is better known to its pilots as Dogpatch. This is a reference to the name of the town in Li’l Abner – the US newspaper comic strip – and is a tradition started by World War Two pilots based in the Pacific.

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