Latvian firfighter demonstration

Maj. Rick Mitchell, a 303d Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the 442d Fighter Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., shows a Latvian firefighter some safety features on the A-10 Aug. 26 at Leilvarde Air Base in Latvia. Mitchell was the first U.S. fighter pilot to land a fighter jet at the airfield. The mission is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve where U.S. forces are partnering with European allies to strengthen their relationship to face potential future challenges. Latvians are learning the safety features of the A-10, how to refuel and how to handle emergencies. The 442d Fighter Wing will be part of the exercise for approximately three weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Denise Haeussler)

PHOTO BY: Capt. Denise Haeussler
VIRIN: 150826-F-JB957-003.JPG
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