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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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