Shield of Air Force Reserve Command
Shield of the Air National Guard which portrays two jet aircraft and the 1874 The Minute Man sculpture
The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB
A Galludet Tractor biplane which the New York National Guard aviators rented in 1915
An Air Force RQ-4 strategic reconnaissance aircraft
Captain Charles A. Lindbergh, Missouri National Guard, and members of his National Guard unit, 110th Observation Squadron, after he flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927
An Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17A Globemaster III
Following a devastating blizzard in 1949, Colorado ANG C-47s dropped hay to stranded and starving livestock throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Altogether the Colorado Air Guardsmen flew 17 such missions dropping tons of hay that saved thousands of cattle and wildlife. Colorado ANG F-51s and A-26s also flew 10 reconnaissance missions during that emergency, 29 January 1949.
An Air Force A-10 demonstrating close air support at Nellis AFB
Captain John McMahn and Sergeant White, of the 182nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, close out flight records at Taegu AB (K-2), South Korea, following their F-84E Thunderjet becoming the first such aircraft to complete 1,000 flying hours, 1952
Test launch of a LGM-30 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg AFB
An Air National Guard Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (AF Ser. No. 56-0863) from the 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, at McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina
Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base
F-84F Thunderstreaks of the 110th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 131st Tactical Fighter Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, Toul Air Base, France – Deployed as a result of the Berlin Crisis 1961/62
Roundels that have appeared on U.S. military aircraft
1.) 5/1917–2/1918
2.) 2/1918–8/1919
3.) 8/1919–5/1942
4.) 5/1942–6/1943
5.) 6/1943–9/1943
6.) 9/1943–1/1947
7.) 1/1947–
An F-104A Starfighter interceptor from the 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, being loaded aboard a C-124 Globemaster II for shipment to Europe during the Berlin crisis, 1961
The SR-71 Blackbird was a Cold War reconnaissance plane.
A ground crew preparing an F-100 of the Colorado Air National Guard's 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron for combat missions at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam, 1968
The F-117 Nighthawk was a stealth attack aircraft (retired from service in April 2008).
A Lockheed EC-121S Coronet Solo from the 193rd Tactical Electric Warfare Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard
A row of Douglas C-54 Skymasters during the Berlin Airlift in 1949
110th Tactical Fighter Squadron McDonnell F-4C-23-MC Phantom II, AF Ser. No. 64-0749, of the Missouri ANG at Lambert Field ANGB, St Louis, MO, 1980
Various Air Force personnel pose during the Air Force's 74th birthday celebration at the Pentagon, September 17, 2021.
A-7 Corsair II aircraft of the Iowa ANG and South Dakota ANG flying near RAF Waddington, UK. These aircraft were deployed to the United Kingdom from 21 August to 12 September 1979 for NATO Exercise CORONET STALLION.
Organization of the United States Air Force within the Department of Defense
A New York Air National Guard F-16 pilot from the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, 138th Tactical Fighter Squadron, preparing to take-off on a combat mission from a Saudi Arabian base during Operation Desert Storm, 1991
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A Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (AF Ser. No. 78-0652) from the 138th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard
Pararescuemen and a simulated "survivor" watch as an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing
An Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 104th Fighter Group, Massachusetts Air National Guard, taxis on the runway at Aviano Air Base, Italy to take off for NATO airstrikes against the Bosnian Serbs, 6 September 1995
U.S. Air Force trainee demonstrating a butt stroke on a strike dummy as part of Basic Military Training.
Emblem of the 107th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard. Used at Balad Air Base during Operation Iraqi Freedom
USAF Airmen training at Lackland AFB
An F-15C Eagle from 102nd Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, flies a combat air patrol over New York City as part of Operation Noble Eagle. F-15s from the 102nd were the first to arrive on scene over the World Trade Center following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft
F-16s of the 119th Fighter Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, flying a combat air patrol over Washington, DC, and the Pentagon in Operation Noble Eagle, November 2001
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
Personnel assigned to the 321st Air Expeditionary Squadron offloading supplies from a C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 187th Airlift Squadron, 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, at Kandahar, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom
A C-17 Globemaster III, the USAF's newest and most versatile transport plane
Paktia Province, Afghanistan, 4 March 2002, Technical Sergeant Keary Miller of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, not only managed to drag a wounded helicopter pilot to safety at Taka Ghur, but also orchestrated the establishment of multiple casualty collection points. In between treating the wounded, Miller set up the distribution of ammunition for the Army Rangers who were taking the fight to the enemy. For his extraordinary life-saving efforts while putting himself in extreme danger under enemy fire, Sergeant Miller was awarded the Silver Star. (Keith Rocco, The Battle of Takur Ghar, National Guard Heritage Painting.)
E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system
Munitions personnel from the 160th Fighter Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing at a forward deployed location work on guided munitions on the pylon of one of their F-16C Fighting Falcons. The Falcon has an AIM-120A Advanced Medium Air-to-Air Missile fixed to the wing tip. The 410th Air Expeditionary Wing prepares the aircraft for take off for sorties on A-Day, the commencement of the air war for Operation Iraqi Freedom, 19 March 2003.
F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter
Commando Solo EC-130E from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, sits on the ramp at undisclosed location during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in late 2005
KC-10 Extender tri-jet air-to-air tanker
A C-130E Hercules cargo aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard,
rigged with a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) making a Phos-Chek fire retardant drop on the Simi Fire in Southern California, 28 October 2003
An MC-12W Liberty at Beale AFB
Members of the Indiana Air National Guard participating in an emergency operation after recent flooding in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1 March 1982
MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle
LC-130Hs equipped with landing skis, operated by the 139th Airlift Squadron, 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, parked on the ice pack at McMurdo Station at Ross Island in Antarctica during Operation Deep Freeze 2001. The unit operates six LC-130s between Christchurch, New Zealand, and a number of U.S. National Science Foundation stations located on the Antarctic ice pack, 5 November 2001. (Photographer: MSgt Joe Cupido, Air Force photo)
Lockheed U-2 spy plane
U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the 28th Chief of the National Guard Bureau, conducts a transition of responsibility order for newly promoted Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Pentagon July 28, 2020.
RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned aerial vehicle reconnaissance aircraft
VC-25A (Air Force One)
A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM shoots out of the silo during an operational test launch

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

- Air Force Reserve Command

The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force of the United States Air Force, as well as the air militia of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

- Air National Guard

Unlike the Air National Guard, which alternates between a "state" status and a "federal" status via both Title 32 of the United States Code (Title 32 U.S.C.) and Title 10 U.S.C., the Air Force Reserve is strictly a "federal" reserve component under Title 10 U.S.C. and operates as an independent Major Command (MAJCOM), i.e., Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC).

- Air Force Reserve Command

It has a $156.3 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 329,614 active duty airmen, 172,857 civilian personnel, 69,056 reserve airmen, and 107,414 Air National Guard airmen.

- United States Air Force

Like the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), the ANG is often described as a "reserve" force of "part-time airmen," although the demands of maintaining modern aircraft mean that many AFRC and ANG members work full-time, either as full-time Air Reserve Technicians (ART) or Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) personnel.

- Air National Guard
Shield of Air Force Reserve Command

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A USAF F-16C flying over the desert in Iraq, 2008

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

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A USAF F-16C flying over the desert in Iraq, 2008
A right-side view of a YF-16 (foreground) and a Northrop YF-17, each armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles
YF-16 on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center
An F-16C of the Colorado Air National Guard with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pod, and a centerline fuel tank (300 USgal capacity)
F-16CJ of the 20th Fighter Wing from Shaw AFB, South Carolina, armed with a mix of air-to-air missiles, anti-radiation missiles, external fuel tanks and support equipment
F-16C of the South Carolina Air National Guard in-flight over North Carolina equipped with air-to-air missiles, bomb rack, targeting pods and electronic countermeasures pods
Bubble canopy, allowing all-round visibility
F-16 ground trainer cockpit (F-16 Mid-life Update (MLU))
F-16 pilot with Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and cockpit head-up display
AN-APG-68, as fitted to the nose
Afterburner – concentric ring structure inside the exhaust
Adjustable exhaust nozzle in contracted position
Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16s over Madison, Wisconsin. The tail of the formation's lead ship features a special 60th Anniversary scheme for the 115th Fighter Wing.
Israeli Air Force F-16A Netz 107 with 6.5 kill marks of other aircraft and one kill mark of an Iraqi nuclear reactor, a world record for an F-16
Israeli Air Force F-16I Sufa
Pakistan Air Force F-16s
F-16 SoloTürk aerial aerobatic aircraft
Iraqi Air Force F-16C
A Portuguese Air Force F-16A outfitted with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod, and external fuel tanks.
Testing of the F-35 diverterless supersonic inlet on an F-16 testbed. The original intake with Splitter plate shown in the top image.
Venezuelan Air Force F-16B
An Israeli F-16I Block 52 with conformal fuel tanks (CFTs), electronic countermeasures, and other external stores during a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, NV
A Pakistani F-16D Block-52 of the No. 5 Squadron
United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16E Block 60 with the IFTS pod, CFTs, and various external armament taking off
USAF QF-16A, on its first unmanned test flight, over the Gulf of Mexico
Map with F-16 operators in blue with former operator in red
F-16C block 52 of the Hellenic Air Force with conformal fuel tanks and Advanced IFF (AIFF)
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot ejects from the F-16 just before impact at an air show in September 2003.
The YF-16B at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
F-16A display at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB
F-16B on display at the Aviation Challenge campus of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL; vertical stabilizer painted red as an acknowledgment to Tuskegee Airmen.
F-16 at Hill Aerospace Museum
3-view drawing of F-16
View of underside of F-16 during a vertical climb
using afterburner
Weapons Storage and Security System vault in raised position holding a B61 nuclear bomb, adjacent to an F-16. The vault is within a Protective Aircraft Shelter.
An Egyptian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to make contact with a KC-135 Stratotanker.
A Taiwanese Air Force F-16A taking off from Chiashan Air Force Base.

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF).

In addition to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy.

A USAF C-130E

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed .

American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed .

A USAF C-130E
C-130 Hercules flight deck. Aircraft displayed at the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection
A Michigan Air National Guard C-130E dispatches its flares during a low-level training mission
Two C-130 Hercules in South Korea, 1984
A C-130 conducts a night flight mission over Yokota Air Base
Royal Australian Air Force C-130H, 2007
United States Coast Guard HC-130H
Royal Air Force C-130K (C.3)
USAF HC-130P refuels a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter
USMC KC-130F Hercules performing takeoffs and landings aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59) in 1963. The aircraft is now displayed at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
C-130 Hercules were used in the Battle of Kham Duc in 1968, when the North Vietnamese Army forced U.S.-led forces to abandon the Kham Duc Special Forces Camp.
U.S. Marines disembark from C-130 transports at Da Nang Air Base on 8 March 1965.
USMC C-130T Fat Albert performing a rocket-assisted takeoff (RATO)
C-130 Hercules performs a tactical landing on a dirt strip, North Carolina, U.S.
A Hercules parking at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio, drops oil-dispersing chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico, 9 May 2010.
U.S. military relief crews load supplies aboard a C-130 Hercules from the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria. The C-130 and crew have been assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts since 31 Aug.
A C-130E fitted with a MAFFS-1 dropping fire retardant.
C-130H Hercules flight deck
A U.S. JC-130 aircraft retrieving a reconnaissance satellite film capsule under parachute.
C-130s from the: U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel (foreground to background)
RAAF C-130J-30 at Point Cook, 2006
Brazilian Air Force C-130 (L-382)
C-130H of the Egyptian Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H
Bangladesh Air Force C-130B
Royal Saudi Air Force C-130H
A Royal Thai Air Force C-130, 2013
C-130 at the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum
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A Hercules deploying flares, sometimes referred to as Angel Flares due to the characteristic pattern.
Cargo compartment of a Swedish Air Force C-130
C-130A of the VNAF

In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer, which for the C-130 is the United States Air Force.

As the Vietnam War wound down, the 463rd Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing B-models and A-models of the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing were transferred back to the United States where most were assigned to Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units.

The prototype C-17, known as T-1, on a test flight in 2007

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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The prototype C-17, known as T-1, on a test flight in 2007
The McDonnell Douglas YC-15 design was used as the basis for the C-17.
Paratroopers dropping from a C-17 during a training exercise in 2010
Cockpit of a C-17
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 landing at Kharkiv International Airport, showing its landing gear
USAF C-17s fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern U.S. in December 2005
The U.S. Presidential Limousine is transported by a C-17 for long-distance trips.
An RAAF C-17 in 2010
A Royal Canadian Air Force C-17 (code 177703) departs the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, England
One of the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17s
IAF C-17s
Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17
A Kuwait Air Force C-17 in 2015
Map of countries that operate the C-17 Globemaster III (highlighted in blue)
U.S. Air Force C-17 transporting a Dutch PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer to Afghanistan, 2006
An RAF Chinook helicopter is loaded into a C-17
A C-17 in its aeromedical evacuation configuration
U.S. Army paratroopers seated in a C-17 as it maneuvers to a drop zone for a mass-attack airdrop
A C-17 evacuating 823 passengers out of Kabul on 15 August 2021
C-17 on the runway at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on 30 January 2009 after landing with landing gear retracted

The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.

In 2006, eight C-17s were delivered to March Joint Air Reserve Base, California; controlled by the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), assigned to the 452d Air Mobility Wing and subsequently assigned to AMC's 436th Airlift Wing and its AFRC "associate" unit, the 512th Airlift Wing, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, supplementing the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

Air National Guard

Military Training Instructors and trainees participating in the Basic Military Training graduation parade.

Lackland Air Force Base

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Military Training Instructors and trainees participating in the Basic Military Training graduation parade.
A Staff Sergeant Military Training Instructor (MTI) at Lackland in 2009. RH&T dormitories in background.
A group of Airmen taking part in the Airman's Run, the final run before graduation.
Trey Soule, center, launches his model rocket during STARBASE Kelly, a five-day summer camp providing math, science and technology education to fourth, fifth and sixth-graders.
Location of Lackland AFB in Bexar County

Lackland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Bexar County, Texas.

Lackland is best known for its role in being the sole location for U.S. Air Force enlisted Basic Military Training (BMT) for the active duty Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

A KC-135R refuels an F-15 Eagle

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

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American military aerial refueling aircraft that was developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype, alongside the Boeing 707 airliner.

American military aerial refueling aircraft that was developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype, alongside the Boeing 707 airliner.

A KC-135R refuels an F-15 Eagle
A KC-135R refuels an F-15C Eagle
A KC-135A refueling a B-52D during the Cold War. Both aircraft types were operated by the Strategic Air Command.
On 11 November 1957, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General Curtis LeMay tested the first KC-135 on a long-haul flight from Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts to Buenos Aires, Argentine.
A nose-on view of several re-engined KC-135R aircraft taxiing prior to takeoff. The new engines are CFM56-2 high-bypass turbofans.
Flight deck of KC-135R; instrument panel has been modified under the Pacer-CRAG program
Block 45 glass cockpit
Cutaway of the Flight Refueling Limited Mk.32B Refueling Pod
USAF KC-135R boom operator view from boom pod
An F-15 backs out after refueling from a KC-135R.
KC-135 winglet flight tests at Armstrong Flight Research Center.
KC-135Rs at twilight on the flight line
View from the boom operator's hatch as a F-35 takes on fuel from a KC-135 of the 912d ARS
Active KC-135 aircraft liveries
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (code 62–3567) of the Turkish Air Force arrives at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, England
Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker nicknamed Asena.
Six KC-135 Stratotankers demonstrate the elephant walk formation.
Cargo door of a USAF KC-135 of the 452d AMW at March Air Reserve Base
64 ARS and 157 ARW personnel working on a KC-135R at Pease ANGB in September 2013
Tail of an Air Force Reserve Command KC-135R tanker showing refueling boom
Boom-drogue adapter refueling a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet

The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of nine military fixed-wing aircraft with over 60 years of continuous service with its original operator.

In the 1980s, the first modification program retrofitted 157 Air Force Reserve (AFRES) and Air National Guard (ANG) tankers with the Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102 turbofan engines from 707 airliners retired in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Shield of Air Force Global Strike Command

Air Force Global Strike Command

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Shield of Air Force Global Strike Command
Secretary of the United States Air Force Michael Donley discusses the creation of the Global Strike Command
Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters is based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2A Spirit

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

The Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing is an associate unit of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, flying the B-2A Spirit.

Air Force Global Strike Command has operational "gaining command" responsibility for several Air Reserve Component (ARC) units, comprising personnel and aircraft from Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the Air National Guard (ANG).

An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

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An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)
An A-10 of the 74th Fighter Squadron after taking on fuel over Afghanistan (2011)
By the time of the Vietnam War, the 1940s-vintage propeller-driven Skyraider was the USAF's only dedicated close air support aircraft. It was slow, vulnerable to ground fire, and relatively lightly armed.
The Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne appeared to offer the possibility of handing much of the tactical air-to-ground role to the U.S. Army.
An A-10A of pre-glass cockpit design
Two A-10s in formation
A-10C Warthog cockpit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 2012 Become a Pilot Day
A-10 inboard profile drawing
Front view of an A-10 showing the 30 mm cannon and offset front landing gear
This A-10 piloted by Captain Kim Campbell suffered extensive damage during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, including damage to the hydraulic system, but she flew it safely back to base on manual reversion mode.
Front view of the A-10's GAU-8 installation
A-10 Thunderbolt II, fully armed
AN ALQ-184 ECM Pod on display at a USAF museum. It is mounted on either pylon 1 or 11 (outside pylons) on the A-10C
An A-10 from the 343rd Tactical Fighter Wing prepares to drop Mark 82 bombs at the Yukon Command Training Site in 1988.
Arkansas Air National Guard A-10C firing an AGM-65 air-to-surface missile on a firing range at Davis-Monthan AFB
A-10A after Operation Desert Storm, 1992
An A-10A during Operation Allied Force
A-10 over Afghanistan, 2011
An A-10 peels away from a KC-135 tanker over Afghanistan, February 2011 with Pave Penny pod visible and featuring a false canopy painted in dark gray on the underside.
23rd Fighter Group A-10 Thunderbolt IIs on alert
U.S. Air Force crewmen perform maintenance on an A-10's nose in the Persian Gulf region in 2003
A-10 at RAF Fairford, 2005
A newly updated A-10C arrives at Davis-Monthan AFB, 29 November 2006.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II refueling
Four A-10s of the 103d Fighter Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, fly in formation during a refueling mission.
A-10C of the 163d Fighter Squadron, Fort Wayne Air National Guard
USAF A-10A showing kill markings from Operation Desert Storm, 1991
An A-10 firing its 30 mm GAU-8 Gatling gun during testing
A-10A at Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).

The A-10 has been flown exclusively by the United States Air Force and its Air Reserve components, the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the Air National Guard (ANG).