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US Air Force "Flying Tigers" A-10A Thunderbolt II is assigned to 23rd Fighter Group.
The 23rd Fighter Group is an air combat unit of the United States Air Force. During World War II it was based in China and was the successor to the Flying Tigers.
23rd Fighter Group at Moody AFB, GA serves as part of the Ninth Air Force and Air Combat Command. The 23rd Fighter Group's primary missions are forward air control, close air support, air interdiction and combat search and rescue operations.
The 23rd Fighter Group is a self-sustaining unit available for deployment worldwide at short notice to provide an airborne forced entry capability in conjunction with the U S Army. The group has two operational squadrons assigned: the 74th and the 75th Fighter Squadrons both flying A-10 light attack aircraft. The aircraft assigned to the group have the unique "Shark Teeth" nose art on them. The 23rd Fighter Group's A-10s are the only Air Force aircraft authorized to carry this distinctive and historical aircraft marking.