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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moody to support Operation Atlantic Resolve

by Captain Korey Fratini
23d Wing Public Affairs

9/18/2015 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Team Moody announced today, 12 A-10C Thunderbolt IIs are scheduled to deploy as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Approximately 300 Airmen and support equipment will deploy to bases across Europe with the A-10s from the 23rd Wing.

U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Barrera, 23d WG vice commander, acknowledged the importance of the deployment for Moody Air Force Base and the Air Force.

"We are very excited that Airmen from Team Moody have been selected to deploy as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve," said Barrera. "Once again the Air Force has called upon the Airmen of Moody to support an extremely important mission in Europe."

As the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, these A-10s will augment U.S. Air Forces in Europe's existing efforts as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. While in Europe, Airmen will conduct flying training deployments and off-station training with NATO allies to further enhance interoperability.

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of U.S. European Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe's continued commitment to the collective security of the NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region.

TSPs involve the deployment of rotational forces that are at the cornerstone for increasing military capabilities. They also represent the U.S. Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy forces around the world at any given time.

The 74th EFS will be commanded by Lt. Col. Bryan France, who will have the opportunity to lead this team of Moody Airmen on a deployment that carries strategic importance to the U.S. Air Force.

"This deployment represents something greater than just Moody," said France. "It is an opportunity for us to represent the United States and our continued support of our NATO allies. It will also give us the opportunity to train with and learn from other NATO partner nations."

The A-10s continue to be a part of ongoing TSP deployments to Europe. Rotations will generally last six months, depending on mission and U.S. European Command requirements.

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