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Thunderbolts on patrol
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off on a combat mission. Since Sept. 15, A-10s here have flown more than 1,700 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The A-10 was the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. David L. Stuppy)

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Photo by: Chief Master Sgt. David L. Stuppy  |  VIRIN: 051226-F-4184M-002.JPG