This afternoon I got to hang out on Razorback Range with my pals at the 188th.
A 2-ship sprayed targets with the Gatling guns, dropped phosphorous bombs, and avoided “Smoky Sams” (simulated ground missiles).
It was a media event in honor of the unit’s return to the resumption of regular flight training, following the transition from F-16s to A-10s this year.
Until the media organizations get their stories published, posted, and aired, I’ll settle with catching up on a recent Times Record story profiling my friend Col. Thomas Anderson, who is Vice-Commander at the 188th.
Congratulations to the men and women of the 188th — your work year in and year out proved to the BRAC Commission 2 years ago that our nation is safer with “iron on the ramp” in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Colonels Leadership Prompts Promotion By Wanda Freeman TIMES RECORD ” WFREEMAN@SWTIMES.COM As air commander of the Arkansas Air National Guards 188th Fighter Wing, Col. Thomas I. Anderson manages all full-time base personnel, including civil service technicians and active guard members, and oversees the day-to-day transition to the A-10 Thunderbolt fighter plane.