Davis-Monthan AFB just got DP'd over the weekend.

DP as in "Dogpatchers". The USAF Reserve's 47th FS, was formally activated at Davis-Monthan AFB this weekend. The aircraft used to carry the BD tailcode of Barksdale AFB, LA where they used to be based.

Davis-Monthan AFB just got DP'd over the weekend.



They also carried the iconic "Warthog Face" nose scheme, and were the only other A-10 unit (besides the Flying Tigers) to have a "face" on their aircraft for some time (The 163rd FS "Blacksnakes" & the 188th FS "Razorbacks" also had faces recently). I hope they keep them, but I'm not sure. I'll ask some friends.

The new DP Tailcode is a nod to the squadron's heritage. During WWII, the 47th Pursuit Squadron (the great grandaddy of this Squadron) painted pictures of characters from the Dogpatch Cartoon on their aircraft, and the A-10's have been no different (just behind the Rescue arrow is where they paint the characters):

Davis-Monthan AFB just got DP'd over the weekend.

Davis-Monthan AFB just got DP'd over the weekend.

Now, if we could just do something about those people in D.C. that want to get rid of the A-10...