Throwing down the hammer

Technical Sgt. Ray Pipkins, precision guided munitions production superintendent for the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, works with Senior Airman Keegan Vanderpoel here July 30 to prepare a bomb for the Air Force air-to-ground Weapons System Evaluation Program known as Combat Hammer. Airmen and aircraft from 10 Air Combat Command units participated in the Aug. 4-22 program and dropped over $1.2 million-worth of munitions. With support from the 388th Range Squadron, Airmen in Eglin AFB's 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, 53rd Wing, will collect and analyze data on how these precision weapons performed and their suitability for use in War on Terror deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by James Arrowood)

PHOTO BY: James Arrowood
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