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A pilot assigned to the 104th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II for a mission May 27, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10 is a specialized ground-attack aircraft that provides close air support to ground forces operating in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

A pilot assigned to the 104th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II for a mission May 27, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10 is a specialized ground-attack aircraft that provides close air support to ground forces operating in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)