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Warthog Sunrise

An A-10C “Warthog” pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, and Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chiefs from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., prepare for takeoff during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan 23, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Operation Guardian Blitz provided training opportunities to practice our core skills of Close Air Support, Forward Air Control and Combat Search and Rescue in a joint environment. The Blacksnakes of the 122nd Fighter Wing and our 163rd Fighter Squadron constantly train to ensure our members are always prepared to defend the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper/Released)

An A-10C “Warthog” pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, and Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chiefs from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., prepare for takeoff during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan 23, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Operation Guardian Blitz provided training opportunities to practice our core skills of Close Air Support, Forward Air Control and Combat Search and Rescue in a joint environment. The Blacksnakes of the 122nd Fighter Wing and our 163rd Fighter Squadron constantly train to ensure our members are always prepared to defend the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper/Released)

An A-10C “Warthog” pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, and Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chiefs from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., prepare for takeoff during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan 23, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Operation Guardian Blitz provided training opportunities to practice our core skills of Close Air Support, Forward Air Control and Combat Search and Rescue in a joint environment. The Blacksnakes of the 122nd Fighter Wing and our 163rd Fighter Squadron constantly train to ensure our members are always prepared to defend the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper/Released)