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A-10 munitions release in Jackal Military Operations Area

Release Number: 010919

During a routine training mission, an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing unintentionally released a single M-156 rocket today at approximately 10:40 a.m.

The rocket impacted in a desert wash in an uninhabited area under the Jackal Military Operations Area, which is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Tucson. This training area is not designated for munitions release.

No injuries, damages or fires have been reported at this time. The incident is currently under investigation.

Call 355th Wing Public Affairs at (520) 228-3406 for more information.

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