June 25, 2012 - Air National Guard Airmen of the 124th Air Support
Operations Squadron conducting their annual training in the central
Idaho mountains with support from numerous other services and
government agencies, including close air support, terminally guiding
A-10 Thunderbolt II’s from the 124th Fighter Wing and AH-64 Apache’s
from the 1-183rd. They also had support from the 1-214 General
Support Aviation Battalion with CH-47 Chinooks, the 726th Air
Control Squadron as oppositional forces and the U.S. Forest Service.
Soundbites include 2nd Lt. Randle Schmidt, Boise, ID. - Joint
Terminal Attack Controller/Air Liaison Officer, 124th Air Support
Operations Squadron; Senior Airman Kenneth Rupp, Boise, ID. - ROMAD,
124th Air Support Operations Squadron and Chief Warrant Officer 4
Richard Bovey, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA. - CH-47 Pilot, 1-214
General Support Aviation Battalion.