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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dustin Ireland, 23d Operations Support Squadron commander, poses for a photo in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, before takeoff, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C is used in close-air support missions and has the capability to loiter near battle areas for an extended period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dustin Ireland, 23d Operations Support Squadron commander, poses for a photo in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, before takeoff, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C is used in close-air support missions and has the capability to loiter near battle areas for an extended period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. New operating guidelines that were activated June 18, and this is only the fourth time A-10C’s have flown in and out of the range under the guidelines. The new guidelines allow pilots to use visual flight rules when approaching, landing and taking off instead of being instructed and directed by tower personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. New operating guidelines that were activated June 18, and this is only the fourth time A-10C’s have flown in and out of the range under the guidelines. The new guidelines allow pilots to use visual flight rules when approaching, landing and taking off instead of being instructed and directed by tower personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C has a wide combat radius, austere field capability and accurate weapons delivery which have all proven to be vital assets during operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C has a wide combat radius, austere field capability and accurate weapons delivery which have all proven to be vital assets during operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

A formation of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs soar through the skies, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C houses a GAU-8 cannon which is capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute and can be used to defeat targets such as armored as tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia)

A formation of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs soar through the skies, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C houses a GAU-8 cannon which is capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute and can be used to defeat targets such as armored as tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia)

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi down the runway, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C houses a GPS and inertial navigations systems and infrared and electronic countermeasures against air-to-air surface threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia)

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi down the runway, Aug. 19, 2016, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The A-10C houses a GPS and inertial navigations systems and infrared and electronic countermeasures against air-to-air surface threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia)

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