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A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

A 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot performs preflight checks on his aircraft before a morning Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

The sun rises over 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prior to morning Combat Hammer sorties Nov. 2, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

Capt. Shannon Smith, 75th Fighter Squadron, examines a munition during preflight checks before a morning Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II streaks by as a 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II undergoes preflight checks prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

A 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot completes preflight checks on his aircraft for a morning Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

A 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II and a 1st Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor wait for their first Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

Airman 1st Class Joseph Brown, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicates with the pilot as A-10 Thunderbolt II preflight checks begin prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

An A-10 Thunderbolt II lifts off from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 2. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A-10 WSEP Nov 2017

Senior Airman Daniel Ioane, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, sets up pilot helmet in the A-10 Thunderbolt II cockpit prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Airman 1st Class Joseph Brown, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands by his A-10 Thunderbolt II from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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A crew chief helps a pilot strap into an A-10 Thunderbolt II Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Capt. Shannon Smith, 75th Fighter Squadron, climbs aboard his A-10 Thunderbolt II for a morning Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Airman 1st Class Joseph Brown, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs preflight checks on his A-10 Thunderbolt II from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Preflight checks begin down the line of fighter aircraft before morning Combat Hammer sorties Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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Airman 1st Class Joseph Brown, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals out his A-10 Thunderbolt II from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., for a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)