Pilots, crew chiefs launch A-10s

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes a pilot while launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes a pilot while launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, smiles prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, smiles prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight systems check prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight systems check prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, left, laughs with Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, left, laughs with Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects his tools prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects his tools prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands on a ladder attached to an A-10C Thunderbolt II prior to launching the aircraft, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands on a ladder attached to an A-10C Thunderbolt II prior to launching the aircraft, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Capt. Aaron Seyfried, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, performs a preflight systems check prior to flying May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Capt. Aaron Seyfried, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, performs a preflight systems check prior to flying May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, checks the vertical stabilizer prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Jeremy Johnston, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, checks the vertical stabilizer prior to flying, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight systems check prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight systems check prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Capt. Aaron Seyfried, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, dons his gear prior to flying May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Capt. Aaron Seyfried, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, dons his gear prior to flying May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

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