A-10C Thunderbolt II with the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, conducts a training mission at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey. The 175th Wing (175 WG) is a unit of the Maryland Air National Guard, stationed at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland. If activated to federal service, components of the Wing are gained by the two separate major commands of the United States Air Force: Air Combat Command (ACC) and United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). In 1979, the 175th was the first Air National Guard unit to receive the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground support aircraft. The 175th received brand new A-10A Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the factory in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Warren Grove Gunnery Range is a military bomb practice range. Warren Grove is an unincorporated rural community that is a part of Stafford Township, Barnegat Township and Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Military planes, including A-10s and F-16s from East Coast Air National Guard units, use the area for practice bombing and strafing. Warren Grove is also home to the Pygmy Pine Plains, populated by dwarf pitch pine and blackjack oaks. Warren Grove Range is operated by 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. The 177th Fighter Wing (177 FW) is a unit of the New Jersey Air National Guard, stationed at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey.
(U.S. Army National Guard video by Spc. Michael Schwenk)