Maritime exercise 2017
Local boat captains and mariners operate fishing boats equipped with makeshift guns and weapons in the Choctawatchee Bay area Nov. 3 during a Combat Hammer evaluation Nov. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The boats swarm around the water creating a realistic environment to provide pilots an opportunity to train against maritime targets. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force/Samuel King Jr.)