24 June 2006

New Fighter Wing Commander at Spangdahlem Air Base

From Stars & Stripes:

Air Force Col. Darryl Roberson officially assumed command of the 52nd Fighter Wing from Col. David L. Goldfein during a change-of-command ceremony Friday morning at the base. The 52nd Fighter Wing boasts F-16CJ Fighting Falcons and A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and is the only Air Force fighter wing in Germany.

Sounds like agood excuse to post WARTHOG PICS!!!

A 355th Fighter Squadron A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II moves in position under and slightly behind a KC-135R Stratotanker to commence refueling operations during Exercise Northern Edge '99 on March 9, 1999. The Thunderbolt, affectionately known as a Warthog, is from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. - DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Richards, U.S. Air Force.

The thunder rolls
ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II rolls to mark a target with simulated M-156 white phosphorus rockets as part of an aerial demonstration held here. - U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael D. Morford

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