Airmen depart for Combat Hammer

Pilots from the 75th Fighter Squadron receive a pre-departure briefing, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Pilots from the 75th Fighter Squadron receive a pre-departure briefing, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, gathers his gear before departing for a flight, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, gathers his gear before departing for a flight, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs preflight checks, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs preflight checks, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class William Osborne, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, replaces the protective covering on the engine of an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class William Osborne, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, replaces the protective covering on the engine of an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class William Osborne, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, fastens a latch on the engine of an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class William Osborne, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, fastens a latch on the engine of an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, talks with Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief prior to takeoff, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, talks with Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief prior to takeoff, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Tori Payne, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, taxis on the flightline in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, taxis on the flightline in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Pilots and maintenance personnel traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in exercise COMBAT HAMMER. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. Moody’s team will be assessed and trained on how accurately and quickly a munition is built, loaded onto the aircraft and dropped from the aircraft onto a target.