A-10s taxi for combat

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot taxis into position for a "hot" refuel of his A-10. This was the first A-10 hot refuel in Iraq and the first time the R-14 fuel hydrant system was used in the hot-refuel process. The pilot and aircraft are with the 442nd Fighter Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., which was deployed to Tallil and Kirkuk Air Bases in Iraq in 2003. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins
VIRIN: 030418-F-5712B-032.JPG
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