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The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan | The Aviation Geek Club

The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan | The Aviation Geek Club

The now deactivated 103rd Fighter Squadron (FS) from 111th Fighter Wing (FW) has been among the first squadrons to take part in the war against terrorism after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

In fact its A-10s voluntarily deployed from Willow Grove Joint Reserve Base to Kuwait to support Operation Southern Watch (OSW) over Iraq immediately after the attacks against U.S. soil, then they deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, where they were involved in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

During OEF one of the unit pilots, Capt. Mike “Balz” Stock, performed a Close Air Support (CAS) mission that saved the lives of several Special Forces members, surrounded by Taliban snipers.

Source: The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan – The Aviation Geek Club