Friday, October 28, 2011

Aircrews drop hammer in exercise

U.S. Air Force photo
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Aircrews from the 37th Bomb Squadron employed two Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles from a pair of B-1 bombers at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of the Air Force's air to ground Weapon System Evaluation Program known as Combat Hammer. The goal of the Oct. 25 exercise, managed by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is to evaluate the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability, and accuracy of precision guided munitions and other advanced air to ground weapons. (Source: 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs, 10/27/11)