Expeditionary A-10 Unit Racks Up 10,000 Combat Flight Hours

A-10s deployed from Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, have amassed 10,000 combat flight hours since arriving in theater last fall, according to a Bagram release. These A-10s, operating as the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, reached the milestone during a Feb. 12 sortie flown by Brig. Gen. Joseph Guastella, commander of Bagram’s 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, according to the Feb. 13 release. The Davis-Monthan A-10s touched down at Bagram last October as part of a regular rotation of combat forces. The expeditionary squadron has seen extensive combat in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, operating both at Bagram and at Kandahar Airfield over the years. (Bagram report by SSgt. David Dobrydney)