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Weapons system testing could mean more aircraft noise near Hill AFB

Weapons system testing could mean more aircraft noise near Hill AFB

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(KSL News) Utahns living near Hill Air Force Base may notice a little more aircraft noise this month.

Beginning today, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron will conduct an air-to-ground weapons systems evaluation program known as Combat Hammer.

During the three-week event, ending Aug. 22, four units will deploy to Hill and six units will travel directly to the Utah Test and Training Range to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios.

Units participating at Hill AFB include: F-16CGs from Hill's 421st Fighter Squadron; F-16CJs from South Carolina Air National Guard's 157th Fighter Squadron and Eglin AFB's 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron; F-15Es from Seymour Johnson AFB's 336th Fighter Squadron; and A-10s from Moody AFB's 74th Fighter Squadron.

Additionally, B-2, B-52, F-22, MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft from units across Air Combat Command will participate in Combat Hammer from their home stations.

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