Saturday, August 22, 2015

A-10 deployed to Estonia as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve

Eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and approximately 170 Airmen, were deployed to Ă„mari Air Base, Estonia, as part of a flying training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Aircraft and Airmen from the 303d Fighter Squadron, 442d Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, arrived in Estonia, 22 Aug. These reservists, along with guardsmen from three Air National Guard units, will train with their Estonian counterparts for three weeks.

During this deployment, they will also participate in simultaneous but unrelated training with Finnish air forces.

Operation Atlantic Resolve are ongoing efforts in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, namely the War in Donbass.

The training will include some low-level flying designed to help maintain joint readiness and strengthen our relationships within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.