Another 12 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs will deploy to Europe this Fall in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs announced today in a press release. The dozen A-10s, more popularly known as Warthogs, will deploy as a continuation of the Theater Security Packages (TSP). The TSPs have been ongoing as part of the NATO response to Russian aggression against Ukraine as well as massively increased overflights and various other incidents, as well as general saber-rattling by a bellicose Russia.
The dozen A-10s from the 23rd Wing, as well as their supporting airmen and equipment, will deploy from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The “Flying Tigers” of the 23rd Wing trace their lineage to the historic American Volunteer Group that fought so heroically and effectively against the Japanese in the dark early days of World War II.
The aircraft will deploy to various locations in Central and Eastern European NATO countries to conduct training alongside NATO allies and partners. The training will strengthen interoperability but also demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. The Moody-based A-10s will be following up the very successful deployment of A-10s earlier this year that just concluded.
More details and specifics will be available closer to the deployment, according to the release.