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July 17, 2014

A-10s take Hawgsmoke to new heights

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies during the 2014 Hawgsmoke Competition at Barry M. Goldwater Range Two. This year’s Hawgsmoke competition focused on forward firing. The participants competed in high, medium, and low-angle strafes.

U.S. Air Force Airmen present arms in honor of fallen A-10 pilots during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Hawgsmoke Competition here July 9. In remembrance of the fallen pilots, the participants of the 2014 Hawgsmoke Competition also held a moment of silence, took a traditional shot of whiskey and smashed the shot glass.

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II’s fly over during the beginning of competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 10. Hawgsmoke developed from the discontinued “Gunsmoke”, which was an Air Force Worldwide Gunnery Competition.

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base strafes during the 2014 Hawgsmoke Competition at Barry M. Goldwater Range Two. Hawgsmoke is a biennial worldwide A-10 bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition. Four-ship teams of airplanes and pilots from A-10 units around the world compete for the honor of being the best in ground attack and target destruction.




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