An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 163rd Fighter Squadron flies a mission over Afghanistan, May 28, 2018. The A-10, which can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions, provides close-air support for coalition forces and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces on the offensive against the Taliban. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)