Since arriving in Estonia last month, Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, work in three-person teams to load munitions on 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft — also known as Warthogs — currently deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia.
The Airmen and aircraft will spend the next several months working alongside their NATO allies to further develop interoperability, all part of the ongoing Operation Atlantic Resolve.
There are unique challenges operating in Estonia, according to Staff Sgt. Josh Stephenson, a weapons load crew team chief. “The weather, having our equipment geographically separated, operating out of a unique airfield and just being in a foreign country in general bring a different set of stressors that you don’t experience at home station.”
You can read more about their mission HERE.
(Information courtesy of Andrea Jenkins, 23rd Wing Public Affairs, as posted on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany’s website)