Col Smith’s Final Flight

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, concludes his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The final flight was attended by family, friends, and fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, concludes his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The final flight was attended by family, friends, and fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, lands an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, for the final time Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares the GAU-8 Avenger on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Smith was arming the weapon for his dad, Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, for a final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot from the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, prepares to taxi to take-off from the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The pilot was preparing to fly in a six-ship sortie for the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot from the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, prepares to taxi to take-off from the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The pilot was preparing to fly in a six-ship sortie for the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take-off for his final flight at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take-off for his final flight at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Smith has been flying the A-10 for 27 years and more than 4,500 flight hours. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares the GAU-8 Avenger on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Smith was arming the weapon for his dad, Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, for a final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, listens to his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, give him instructions on how to setup the gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to fly on his final flight in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, listens to his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, give him instructions on how to setup the gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to fly on his final flight in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, taxies his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, into the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to fly on his final flight in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, taxies his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, into the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to fly on his final flight in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
Staff Sgt. Tanner Smith, an aircraft armament journeyman from the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, waits for his dad Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, to taxi his A-10 Thunderbolt II to the arm/dearm pad at the Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. Shannon was preparing to take-off for his final flight after 27 years and more than 4,500 hours in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

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