This print features an early morning mission flown by the "Skullbangers" of the 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard. During 2016 the 190th deployed to the Syrian/Iraqi theater of operations and immediately commenced around-the-clock airstrikes against ISIS.
By the time the 6-month deployment had ended, the squadron fired over 167,000 rounds of 30 MM. In addition, the Hogs dropped thousands of precision guided munitions in direct support of U.S.-backed forces liberating towns in both Syria and Iraq from the brutal grip of the terrorist army.
In this scene two Warthogs are attacking ISIS terrorists targets including a VBIED (vehicle born improvised explosive device) blowing up on a roadway below. The primary Hog in the painting has just smoked a group of terrorist fighters seeking refuge in an orchard below and you can see smoke from ISIS buildings in the village to the north.