B-1 aircrews drop the hammer during exercise

Aircrews from the 37th Bomb Squadron dropped two Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles from a pair of B-1 bombers as part of the U.S. Air Force’s air-to-ground Weapon System Evaluation Program known as Combat Hammer.

“Combat Hammer is the only training opportunity available to operational B-1 squadrons to employ the AGM-158 (JASSM), so it is an invaluable opportunity for our crews,” said Lt. Col. Brian Mead, 37th BS commander. “We continually train to employ the AGM-158 on a regular basis … but nothing can replace an opportunity to load and shoot an actual missile.”

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