Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hawgsmoke 2012

A 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs press release

Release Number: 040712

7/16/2012 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The 355th Fighter Wing will host 18 A-10 squadrons and teams from around the world for the 7th biannual bombing and tactical gunnery competition known as Hawgsmoke Aug. 15-17, 2012.

The competition focuses on A-10 tactics such as moving target strafe techniques, GPS-out navigation, and degraded weapons delivery. Both the individual and team portions of the competition are conducted and evaluated at the Barry M. Goldwater Range and the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field.

Hawgsmoke 2010 was hosted by the Idaho National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron. D-M finished 2nd in Idaho, earning the honor of hosting the 2012 competition.

For media interested in covering the competition, there will be one half day of squadron arrival coverage in the morning on Aug. 15 and a full day trip to the range on Aug. 16. Media wishing to cover Hawgsmoke events should email 2nd Lt. Sarah Ruckriegle to register at 355WG.PA@dm.af.mil with their full name, media affiliation and letter of intent to publish if a freelance photographer, social security number, date of birth, driver's license state and number and a good contact phone number and email, no later than Aug. 7. If you have any additional questions please contact Lt Ruckriegle at 520-228-3406.


Comment from Warthog News
Sorry for the very late re-post of this important and long-awaited press release on my blog. But I'm currently very busy to check all of the latest A-10 news. And there's still a lot of them. Any photographer who would like to share his upcomming Hawgsmoke 2012 shots on Warthog News? I would be very grateful for any support. Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor

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