Refueling A-10 at austere landing site in Bulgaria

A-10Cs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron practiced operating out of an austere landing site at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9.

A member of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 4-5 minute span during FARP training but the C-130 can provide tens of thousands of pounds of fuel if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A member of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 4-5 minute span during FARP training but the C-130 can provide tens of thousands of pounds of fuel if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)



A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft performs a low-level flyover of an austere landing site at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Chris Sullivan/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft performs a low-level flyover of an austere landing site at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Chris Sullivan/Released)

A 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller gives a ‘thumbs up’ after marshalling an MC-130J Commando II aircraft, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, into position during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The C-130 crew conducted austere landing training along with forward area refueling point training in Bulgaria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller gives a ‘thumbs up’ after marshalling an MC-130J Commando II aircraft, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, into position during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The C-130 crew conducted austere landing training along with forward area refueling point training in Bulgaria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies overhead during an austere landing training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies overhead during an austere landing training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft lands on an unimproved surface during an austere landing training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The rugged surface conditions of the runway allow pilots to closely simulate possible landing conditions in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft lands on an unimproved surface during an austere landing training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The rugged surface conditions of the runway allow pilots to closely simulate possible landing conditions in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A member of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 5-7 minute span during FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A member of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 5-7 minute span during FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A member of the 67th Special Operations Squadron watches gages on a forward area manifold cart while refueling a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 5-7 minute span during FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A member of the 67th Special Operations Squadron watches gages on a forward area manifold cart while refueling a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. A single A-10 usually receives approximately 2000 pounds of fuel in a 5-7 minute span during FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

Airmen clear remaining fuel in a hose back into a forward area manifold cart during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. There are less than 60 Airmen across the entire Air Force qualified to conduct FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

Airmen clear remaining fuel in a hose back into a forward area manifold cart during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. There are less than 60 Airmen across the entire Air Force qualified to conduct FARP training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

Airmen clear remaining fuel in a hose back into an MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The C-130 can provide fuel to multiple aircraft in the air or on the ground with the FARP team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

Airmen clear remaining fuel in a hose back into an MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The C-130 can provide fuel to multiple aircraft in the air or on the ground with the FARP team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft sits on an austere landing strip during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft sits on an austere landing strip during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies over an MC-130J Commando II aircraft, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies over an MC-130J Commando II aircraft, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft soars through the air during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft soars through the air during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft soars through the air during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

A 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft soars through the air during a training exercise at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 11, 2016. The aircraft deployed to Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while assuring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

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