HomeNews

News Search

Combat exercise ongoing at Hill AFB, UTTR

Senior Airman Lavonce Soles, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., cleans the canopy on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft before flight Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

Senior Airman Lavonce Soles, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., cleans the canopy on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft before flight Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare for flight Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare for flight Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. taxi prior to takeoff Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. taxi prior to takeoff Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., takes off from Hill AFB, Aug. 2. Aircraft from Moody are participating in an exercise know as Combat Hammer at Hill and the Utah Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., takes off from Hill AFB, Aug. 2. Aircraft from Moody are participating in an exercise know as Combat Hammer at Hill and the Utah Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airmen assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., load a bomb onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB, Utah. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. Combat Hammer is conducted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron at Hill AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

Airmen assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., load a bomb onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB, Utah. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. Combat Hammer is conducted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron at Hill AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb)

Airmen assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare to offload 30 mm shells from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Earlier in the day, the aircraft flew during an exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Airmen assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare to offload 30 mm shells from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Earlier in the day, the aircraft flew during an exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Senior Airman David Vance, left, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Thorne, both assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare to offload 30 mm shells from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Senior Airman David Vance, left, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Thorne, both assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., prepare to offload 30 mm shells from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Aug. 3 at Hill AFB. Moody Airmen and aircraft are at Hill participating in a combat exercise known as Combat Hammer. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

A military exercise know as Combat Hammer continued here and the Utah Test and Training Range this week.

Combat Hammer is conducted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron. It is an air-to-ground exercise which collects and analyzes data on the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat.

Aircraft participating this week include A-10s from Moody AFB, Ga., and F-16s from Shaw AFB, S.C.

The 86th FWS is a squadron of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.