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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Dorsey, and Senior Airman Reese Deandrea, 75th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron weapons crew chiefs, load munitions on the first live-fire A-10 Thunderbolt II sortie at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2023. The loading of these munitions represents another step forward in the deployment of the A-10 to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, which offers the opportunity for 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central). to experiment with CAS capabilities in order to achieve the most robust, diverse force possible. Ninth AF (AFCENT) is committed to ensuring security and stability alongside our partners in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Jacobs/released)
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