Last three A-10s depart Barksdale

Tech. Sgt. Rikki Welch, who is a crew chief assigned to the 917th Maintenance Squadron, prepares the 917th Fighter Group Flagship for its final flight from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 24, 2013. Col. John Breazeale, commander, 917 FG, piloted the A-10 Thunderbolt to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Approximately 200 people gathered on the flight line to watch the sendoff. The A-10 was one of the last three A-10s to leave Barksdale. The transfer of all the A-10s from Barksdale is due to the recent Force Structure Action Implementation Plan that dictates the 917 FG will be inactivated this year on the last day of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jeff WalstonReleased
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