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Wing's newest members see A-10's up close

1st Lieutenant Ryan Brown from the 190th Fighter Squadron demonstrates the capabilities of the A-10 aircraft and explains the motion of the weapons compared to the target location to a group of the 124th Wing student flight members, during a field trip to the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

1st Lieutenant Ryan Brown from the 190th Fighter Squadron demonstrates the capabilities of the A-10 aircraft and explains the motion of the weapons compared to the target location to a group of the 124th Wing student flight members, during a field trip to the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Daniel Falkowski from the 124th Student Flight watches above as the A-10 aircraft shoots live fire at targets in the distance. Members from the Idaho Air National Guard and Student Flight members attended a field trip to the Saylor Creek target range to watch the aircraft on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Daniel Falkowski from the 124th Student Flight watches above as the A-10 aircraft shoots live fire at targets in the distance. Members from the Idaho Air National Guard and Student Flight members attended a field trip to the Saylor Creek target range to watch the aircraft on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Technical Sergeant Chad Harrold and Master Sergeant Bill Kesner from the Idaho Air National Guard watch on top of the tower as a passing A-10 aircraft fires it's weapons, hitting the targets at the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Technical Sergeant Chad Harrold and Master Sergeant Bill Kesner from the Idaho Air National Guard watch on top of the tower as a passing A-10 aircraft fires it's weapons, hitting the targets at the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Technical Sergeant Kristin Labrum from the 124th Medical Squadron and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Presley watch in amazement of the accuracy, power and speed from the A-10 aircraft as it shoots weapons at targets in the distance. Kristin watched on July 11, 2009 as one of the pilots shooting weapons in the aircraft was her husband 1st Lieutenant Andrew Labrum. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Technical Sergeant Kristin Labrum from the 124th Medical Squadron and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Presley watch in amazement of the accuracy, power and speed from the A-10 aircraft as it shoots weapons at targets in the distance. Kristin watched on July 11, 2009 as one of the pilots shooting weapons in the aircraft was her husband 1st Lieutenant Andrew Labrum. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

A-10 aircraft from the 190th Fighter Squadron practiced the capabilities of the aircraft and the skill of the 190th pilots as they shot weapons at targets located in the field at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

A-10 aircraft from the 190th Fighter Squadron practiced the capabilities of the aircraft and the skill of the 190th pilots as they shot weapons at targets located in the field at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Lori Newland, wife of Lieutenant Colonel John Newland from the 190th Fighter Squadron, records a flyby from the A-10 aircraft flown by her husband and enjoys a day of watching her husband shoot weapons at targets on the Saylor Creek target range, July 11 of 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Lori Newland, wife of Lieutenant Colonel John Newland from the 190th Fighter Squadron, records a flyby from the A-10 aircraft flown by her husband and enjoys a day of watching her husband shoot weapons at targets on the Saylor Creek target range, July 11 of 2009. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Airman First Class Christopher Bermensolo and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Presley from the Idaho Air National Guard watch as an A-10 aircraft flies by shooting targets on the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. Both members of the IDANG were impressed by the high speed and accuracy of the A-10 aircraft and 190th Fighter Squadron pilots. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

Airman First Class Christopher Bermensolo and 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Presley from the Idaho Air National Guard watch as an A-10 aircraft flies by shooting targets on the Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009. Both members of the IDANG were impressed by the high speed and accuracy of the A-10 aircraft and 190th Fighter Squadron pilots. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by. (Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by.(Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)
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During the field trip at Saylor Creek target range on July 11, 2009, many members from the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Wing and the 124th Student Flight watch for their first time as the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 aircraft fly by them shooting ground weapons at targets near by.(Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Becky Vanshur)(Released)

GOWEN FIELD, Boise, Idaho -- More than 50 wing members, including more than 30 new members in the 124th Fighter Wing Student Flight, gathered for a field trip to Saylor Creek Training Area south of Mountain Home Air Force Base July 11.
The Saylor Creek visit - the first of its kind - was proposed by State Command Chief Master Sgt. Pete Glick for the student flight members and expanded to include the rest of the wing.
Many of the guard members have never seen weapons being shot from the A-10 aircraft, especially up close. Tech. Sgt. Perry Sharp from the 124th Fighter Wing Chaplain's Support Staff said, "I was surprised by the speed of the aircraft. It was an uplifting experience."
The members of the Student Flight got to experience the capabilities of the A-10 aircraft and see the pilots practice their accuracy and skills.
Student flight member Edward Griffith said, "This experience has inspired me to continue with my dreams of becoming a fighter pilot in the Air Force."
A-10 Pilot 1st Lt. Ryan Brown of the 190th Fighter Squadron gave an overview on the different targets located at Saylor Creek and an informative description on how the pilots hit their targets.
Tech. Sgt. Steven Vinsonhaler, NCO in charge of the student flight, said he hopes to keep the idea of two Saylor Creek visits yearly going.
"The turn out was definitely a success, especially for the student flight side. Many of the individuals of the student flight were interested in becoming pilots and now this trip has furthered that interest into a future goal for them. The wing members were excited to see the impact and end result of dropping bombs...an overall powerful trip that is a learning experience and an increase for morale." he said.