The airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 6th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., must deliver their weather satellite data to customers within 10 minutes of download—and the 6th SOPS currently is the only unit providing critical sandstorm data to coalition forces in Southwest Asia. “The quicker we can get this data to them, the faster they can batten down the hatches and do whatever they need to do,” says Lt. Col. Byron Hays.
A-10s Headed to CENTCOM to Bolster Air Force Presence
March 23, 2023
As the Air Force’s broader focus shifts to the Pacific and Europe, the U.S. military will rely on aging close air support aircraft to meet the needs of its forces in the Middle East. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs will deploy to the region in April, a U.S. official told Air &…