Combat Hammer: 2013

05/10/2013: Combat Hammer is a week-long air-to-ground weapons system evaluation program known as Combat Hammer.

The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron at Eglin AFB hosts 20 to 25 evaluations at Hill and Eglin each year, assessing weapon system performance, reliability, capabilities, and limitations in realistic combat scenarios against representative real-world targets.

The exercise is used to evaluate the employment of precision guided munitions to ensure the weapons are fully functional and mission capable.

The exercise tests aircrews, munitions and maintenance Airmen on their performance.

The following five photos show operations during the 2011 Combat Hammer exercise.

 Credit:3rd Combat Camera Squadron and USAF, Eglin AFB:3/15/13

  • In the first photo, Senior Airman Isaiah Escorcia, an aerial porter with the 70th Aerial Porter Squadron, chains down gear on a C-5A Galaxy during Combat Hammer on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., March 15, 2013. The 433rd Airlift Wing participated in Combat Hammer by delivering troops and cargo to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • In the second photo, members of the 433 Airlift Wing and 482nd Maintenance Squadron load cargo onto a C-5A Galaxy during Combat Hammer on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., March 15, 2013. The 433rd Airlift Wing participated in Combat Hammer by delivering troops and cargo to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • In the third photo, C-5A Galaxy is loaded with gear during Combat Hammer on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., March 15, 2013. The 433rd Airlift Wing participated in Combat Hammer by delivering troops and cargo to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

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