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A-10s Head East to Romania

A-10s Head East to Romania

The U.S. has deployed 12 Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog planes to Romania as part of a theater-security effort to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine – all while debate over whether to retire the close-air support platform rages on in Congress and the Pentagon.

“The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron forward deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 200 Airmen and support equipment from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany to Campia Turzii, Romania over the weekend,” Pentagon spokesman James Brindle said.

The deployment marks the first ever deployment of A-10s to Romania, he added.

For the complete story by Kris Osborn of Military.com, click here.

Updated: April 2, 2015 — 12:58 PM

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