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August 23, 2012

D-M flies above the rest at Hawgsmoke 2012

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D-M hosted the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 15-17. The 355th Fighter Wing welcomed 18 A-10 squadrons and teams from around the world during the competition.

Davis-Monthan hosted 18 A-10 squadrons from around the world for the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition here Aug. 15-17.

Hawgsmoke is an aerial competition focusing on A-10 tactics such as moving target strafe techniques, GPS-out navigation, and degraded weapons delivery. Both the individual and team portions of the competition are conducted and evaluated at the Barry M. Goldwater Range and the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field.

As the second place winners of the 2010 Hawgsmoke games, D-M was given the honor of hosting this year’s event.

The 357th FS took home the victory from this year’s competition, making it the second Hawgsmoke in a row the Desert Lightning Team has won.

Coming in second is the 66th Weapons School out of Nellis AFB, Nev. They are slated to host Hawgsmoke 2014.

 

A bomb deployed from a U.S. Air Force A-10 finds its target during Hawgsmoke Aug. 16

2012 Hawgsmoke Standings

Top Attack Team:

1. 357th FS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

2. 66 WPS, Nellis AFB, NV

3. 104th FS, Baltimore, MD

Top Attack Pilot:

1. Capt Eric “Elmer” Hart, 357th FS

2. Capt Sam “Syndrome” Moreland, 357th FS

3. Maj Bill “Zuter” Zutell, 104th FS

GPS Out Maverick:

* 357th FS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Moving Lieutenant Strafe:

1. Maj Curt “Kid” Martin, 163rd FS

2. Capt Marcus “Nestle” Flagg, 25th FS

3. Capt Aaron “Geezus” Cavazos, 358th FS

30 High Angle Strafe HARS:

1. Lt Col Todd “Hitch” Hitchcock, CEP: 0 meters, 190th FS

2. Lt Col Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, CEP: 0.8 meters, 76th FS

3. Maj Bryan “Stoner” Stone, CEP: 1.15 meters, 303rd FS

30 Dive Bomb:

1. Maj Andy “Diggler” Kamataris, 0 meters (tiebreaker: 17pts), 104th FS

2. Capt James “PETA” Kappes, CEA 0 meters (tiebreaker: 68pts), 81st FS

3. Maj James “McGruff” Hunt, CEA: 1.4 meters, 45th FS

20 Low-Angle Low Drag:

1. Capt Jeff “Sweaty” Negrette, CEA: 2.0 meters, 47th FS

2. Capt Ryan “Coppa” Allen, CEA: 2.45 meters, 74th FS

3. Maj James “McGruff” Hunt, CEA: 2.75 meters, 45th FS

10 Pop HARS

1. Capt Aaron “Boom” Bohn, CEA: 8.75 meters, 76th FS

2. Capt Jaret “Jaws” Biggers, CEA: 15.7 meters, 81st FS

3. Capt David “Fife” Nagle, CEA: 18.75 meters, 357th FS




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