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A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, Lt. Col. Michael Leonas, 303d Fighter Squadron, exchanges uniform patches with Capt. Darius Kaleda of the Lithuanian Air Force at Kaunas Airport in Lithuania Sept. 9. Leonas flew in as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve where the U.S. is partnering and strengthening their relationship with European NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Denise Haeussler) A-10 pilot explores roots in Lithuania
One of the Air Force Reserve A-10 pilots making the historic landing in Latvia is exploring his personal history in Lithuania. Lt. Col. Michael Leonas, 303rd Fighter Squadron, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., landed at Kaunas Airport Sept. 9, marking the first A-10s to land in the country, according to Capt. Darius Kaleda of the
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Lt. Col. Bryan Stone, a 442d Fighter Wing pilot, is the first of the eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs to land at Amari Air Base, Estonia Aug. 22 to participate in Operation Atlantic Resolve. Air Force Reservists, active duty, and National Guard units will train with NATO allies for approximately three weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Denise Haeussler) Total Force A-10 units train with Euro allies
Total Force Integration is at the next level.Approximately 200 Reservists, Air National Guard and active duty Airmen with eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, landed at Amari Air Base, Estonia Aug. 22.  The A-10s from the 303d Fighter Squadron, which falls under the 442d Fighter Wing, are here on a four week flying
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