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A-10 Demo Team members coming home for Georgia Airshow performance

For team commander Capt. Haden "Gator" Fullam, the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Air Show will be an opportunity for him to fly over the streets he once roamed as a child.Of the 10-member U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team, four members come from towns within a short drive from the air show site in Rome, Georgia.Fullam joined the U.S. Air Force to pay tribute to his grandfathers who both served as fighter pilots during the Vietnam War. Fullam's brother, Jay, and sister-in-law, Erin, also serve as A-10 pilots in the Air Force.Staff Sgt. Hunter Nance, an avionics technician and dedicated crew chief, grew up just 60 miles Southwest in Gadsden, Alabama. Staff Sgt. Robert Benson comes from Lawrenceville, Georgia, and serves as an EnE Technician. Rounding out the foursome is Senior Airman Jacob Stephens from Buford, Georgia. Stephens handles public affairs matters on behalf of the organization.The twin-engine A-10 jet aircraft will feature a Vietnam War-era paint-scheme for the 2021 season. The special edition paint will also include the names of 97 members of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing who made the ultimate sacrifice or became a prisoner of war during military service."It is a great opportunity for me and the other team members to be able to return to the area where we all grew up. We look forward to showcasing what we do as we travel to air shows across the country," said Senior Airman Stephens. "We're super excited to be able to share the A-10 with the northwest Georgia community and demonstrate its combat capabilities in an area that we all know and love."The A-10 Demo Team is part of the 355th Wing based at David-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Arizona.
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