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Hill Air Force Base conducts Combat Hammer

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In the coming week there will be a lot more activity in the skies around Hill Air Force Base.

The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron will set out from Hill Air Force Base to conduct the air-to-ground military exercise known as Combat Hammer. This exercise will test precisions guided weapons to see how they perform and will run through May 14.

The 86th squadron will have support from the 388th Fighter Wing and the 75th Air Base Wing to analyze the data about the precision guided munitions and how they would perform in combat scenarios.

The idea behind Combat Hammer is to check on these advanced weapons and aircraft in simulated military situations. Hill Air Force Base was used for this exercise twice in 2014, once in spring and once in the fall.

Residents will notice extra aircraft activity in the air during the next week.

Jarom Moore

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