Fallen Hawg remembrance ceremony marks the start of A-10’s 2018 Hawgsmoke competition

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft perform aerial maneuvers before the start of a Fallen Hawg remembrance ceremony Oct. 17, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The remembrance ceremony was held in honor of fallen A-10 pilots and signals the start of 2018 Hawgsmoke competition, which is a biennial worldwide A-10 bombing, missile and tactical gunnery competition derived from the discontinued "Gunsmoke" Air Force Worldwide Gunnery Competition. The Hawgsmoke competition is an opportunity for camaraderie, fellowship of the world's premier close-air support fighter, and a legacy for its pilots and support crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester
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