HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Staff Sgt. Jason McDonald (left), a weapons load crew chief, checks his technical orders after loading two joint direct attack munitions onto an F/A-22 Raptor. The sergeant and the Raptors, from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., deployed here to take part in exercise Combat Hammer. The jets have a twofold goal: complete a deployment and to generate a combat-effective sortie rate away while deployed.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers
November 2, 2012
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