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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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This Memorial Day, honor those who gave all

Courtesy photo   Memorial Day. A long weekend, barbeques, parades, door busting sales at the mall, and the un-official start of summer . . . With all the excitement of warmer weather and fun in the sun that come with Memor...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

Memorial Day weekend safety tips

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, for most service members that means getting on the road and traveling for the first long weekend of the summer. During this holiday weekend more people will be traveling, which makes it import...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

D-M law enforcement recognizes National Police Week

Law enforcement agencies at Davis-Monthan celebrated National Police Week here during the week of May 11-15. National Police Week focuses on remembering law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty. T...
 

 

Final Total Force Training Environmental Assessment released

The final Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training, released here today by Air Combat Command, concludes a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” The Air Force will implement the proposed action alternative which places a cap on Total Force Training (formerly Operation Snowbird) flights at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 2,326 annual flights.  Officials state that...
 
 

Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the...
 
 

The difference between Memorial and Veterans Day

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — There are lots of reminders out there that Memorial Day is about more than a day off or barbecue. It’s also about more than thanking everyone who served or waving flags. The truth is, many people confuse this day with Veterans Day. This day is about one thing...
 




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