The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:55 pm

Aircraft from Fort Wayne's 122nd join fight against ISIS

The Journal Gazette

Aircraft from the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard based at Fort Wayne were moved to join the fight against the Islamic State, according to an article on, a weblog by aviation reporter David Cenciotti.

The article reports that during the week of Nov. 17-21, the U.S. Air Force moved a squadron-sized element of A-10C Thunderbolt aircraft from Bagram Airfield, in Afghanistan, to Ahmed al Jaber airbase, in Kuwait.

The aircraft belong to the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron “Blacksnakes,” which is part of the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard.

A YouTube user named "iraqi revolution" published this video on Dec. 6 of a “Warthog” (a nickname for the A-10) attacking ground targets in Al Anbar region in western Iraq.

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