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A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS
Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, the 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, conducts a preflight munitions check on 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 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting A-10 flying missions with the 477th Air Expeditionary Group. The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support. It utilizes a variety of bombs, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)