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D-M flies above the rest at Hawgsmoke 2012

A bomb deployed from a U.S. Air Force A-10 finds its target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. Hawgsmoke is a bombing and tactical gunnery competition that features A-10 squadrons from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

A bomb deployed from a U.S. Air Force A-10 finds its target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. Hawgsmoke is a bombing and tactical gunnery competition that features A-10 squadrons from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

U.S. Air Force A-10 pilots circle the field after attempting to hit a target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. The 355th Fighter Wing hosted 18 A-10 squadrons and teams from around the world during the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

U.S. Air Force A-10 pilots circle the field after attempting to hit a target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. The 355th Fighter Wing hosted 18 A-10 squadrons and teams from around the world during the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force pilot banks left after deploying explosives at a target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. The competition focuses on A-10 tactics such as moving target strafe techniques, GPS-out navigation, and degraded weapons delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force pilot banks left after deploying explosives at a target during the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition held at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field Aug. 16, 2012. The competition focuses on A-10 tactics such as moving target strafe techniques, GPS-out navigation, and degraded weapons delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

GILA BEND, Ariz.- -- Davis-Monthan hosted 18 A-10 squadrons from around the world for the 7th biannual Hawgsmoke Competition here Aug. 15-17.

Hawgsmoke is an aerial competition focusing 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.

As the second place winners of the 2010 Hawgsmoke games, D-M was given the honor of hosting this year's event.

The final standings were as follows:

Top Attack Team:
357th FS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
66 WPS, Nellis AFB, NV
104th FS, Baltimore, MD
Top Attack Pilot:
Capt Eric "Elmer" Hart, 357th FS
Capt Sam "Syndrome" Moreland, 357th FS
Maj Bill "Zuter" Zutell, 104th FS
GPS Out Maverick:
357th FS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Moving Lieutenant Strafe:
Maj Curt "Kid" Martin, 163rd FS
Capt Marcus "Nestle" Flagg, 25th FS
Capt Aaron "Geezus" Cavazos, 358th FS
30 High Angle Strafe HARS:
Lt Col Todd "Hitch" Hitchcock, CEP: 0 meters, 190th FS
Lt Col Rob "Sweetness" Sweet, CEP: 0.8 meters, 76th FS
Maj Bryan "Stoner" Stone, CEP: 1.15 meters, 303rd FS
30 Dive Bomb:
Maj Andy "Diggler" Kamataris, 0 meters (tiebreaker: 17pts), 104th FS
Capt James "PETA" Kappes, CEA 0 meters (tiebreaker: 68pts), 81st FS
Maj James "McGruff" Hunt, CEA: 1.4 meters, 45th FS
20 Low-Angle Low Drag:
Capt Jeff "Sweaty" Negrette, CEA: 2.0 meters, 47th FS
Capt Ryan "Coppa" Allen, CEA: 2.45 meters, 74th FS
Maj James "McGruff" Hunt, CEA: 2.75 meters, 45th FS
10 Pop HARS
Capt Aaron "Boom" Bohn, CEA: 8.75 meters, 76th FS
Capt Jaret "Jaws" Biggers, CEA: 15.7 meters, 81st FS
Capt David "Fife" Nagle, CEA: 18.75 meters, 357th FS
The 357th FS took home the victory from this year's competition, making it the second Hawgsmoke in a row the Desert Lightning Team has won.

Coming in second is the 66th Weapons School out of Nellis AFB, Nev. They are slated to host Hawgsmoke 2014.

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