Techs, mechanics and pilots make sure systems are go for RARO 12

NAMEST AIR BASE, Czech Republic -- A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 81st Fighter Squadron line up for takeoff in support of a close air support mission Sept. 10, during Ramstein Rover 2012 here. The A-10s provided close air support to German and Italian ground forces conducting forward air control training. RARO 12 is a NATO-partnership building exercise involving more than 16 nations. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 81st FS are participating in the exercise to provide close air support to partnering nations and practice forward air control missions with their NATO 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 StannardReleased
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