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75th FS launches for Combat Hammer exercise

An A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A crew chief from the 75th Aircraft Maintence Unit watches a fellow crew chief prepare to launch an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 75th Aircraft Maintence Unit watches a fellow crew chief prepare to launch an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Danny Barthelemy, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danny Barthelemy, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft taxi down the runway, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft taxi down the runway, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron stands near his aircraft prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron stands near his aircraft prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A Crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron fastens his helmet prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron fastens his helmet prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Crew chiefs with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit preform preflight inspections, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit preform preflight inspections, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit helps Capt. Joseph Morrin, 75th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, with his safety harness prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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A U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit helps Capt. Joseph Morrin, 75th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, with his safety harness prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron fills out pre-flight inspection paperwork, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron fills out pre-flight inspection paperwork, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A crew chief from the 75th Aircraft Maintence Unit secures a travel pod during a pre-flight inspection on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 75th Aircraft Maintence Unit secures a travel pod during a pre-flight inspection on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Lt. Col. Dustin Ireland, 23d Operations Support Squadron commander and A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares for takeoff, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dustin Ireland, 23rd Operations Support Squadron commander and A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares for takeoff, April 28, 2017 at Moody Air Force Base. The 75th Fighter Squadron departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.