Maintenance and weapons crews ready jets for RARO 12 missions

NAMEST AIR BASE, Czech Republic -- Maintainers from the 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect an A-10 Thunderbolt II that just returned from providing close air support to a forward air control training mission Sept. 12, during Ramstein Rover 2012 here. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 81st Fighter Squadron are participating in the NATO exercise to provide close air support to partnering nations and practice forward air control missions with allies in international security assistance force realistic scenarios. Participating in exercises like RARO 12 ensures effective employment of airpower in support of alliance or coalition forces while mitigating risks to civilians in contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/ Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Natasha Stannard Released
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