BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– The massive battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS is raging on. U.S troops are helping local forces to regain control of the city from the grips of the Islamic state and now, nearly 300 Maryland National Guard members are helping in the fight.
The two major resources coming from Maryland are man power and warplanes, uniquely equipped to protect the military from above.
Also on the front lines in the middle east are U.S. service members and 12 A-10 war planes from Maryland, nick-named wart-hogs does this one particular job very well according to Colonel Charles Kohler with the Maryland Air National Guard who also says the A-10s are vital because they’ll be flying low to protect service-members on the ground from attacks.