Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS
Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, takesoff in an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against ISIS conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group.The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support. It utilizes a variety of bomb, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)