A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in Estonia

Estonia FTD 2017. HD Video by Staff Sgt. Shellby Matullo | 09.05.2017 | 1st Combat Camera Squadron -- Ten A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, a MC-130J Commando II, a Virtual Interconnected Training Environment (VITE) and approximately 270 Airmen and associated equipment from bases across the United States and Europe will deploy to Amari Air Base, Estonia, Aug. 4-20 to participate in a forward training deployment with Estonia. The deployment is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve which ensures U.S. European Command has a ready, The A-10s and VITE from the 175th Wing, Warfield Air National Guard Base, Md., will train with multinational Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Combat Control Teams at Amari and Jagala, Estonia. The MC-130J is from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U. K., and a combat communications team will deploy from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. While deployed, the A-10s will also train with the Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets in Finland, Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets in Estonia and multinational JTACs in Latvia. Flight operations will take place in Finnish, Estonian, Latvian and international airspace. This training will focus on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability capabilities.(U.S Air Force video shot by SSgt Shellby Matullo)
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