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March 3, 2017
 

A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

20MM rounds are fed into a Universal Ammunition Loading System with a capacity of approximately 2,100 rounds. Once the rounds are processed through the UALS, they get loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport.

Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron stockpile management technician, guides a forklift carrying an inert BDU-56 bomb for proper storage at Luke Air Force Base. Handling, storing and transporting munitions requires extreme attention to detail to ensure the safety of all Airmen and the success of the Luke mission.

Senior Airmen Tatiana Lotocky, left, and Alexander Back, 56th EMS conventional maintenance crew chief and member, perform maintenance on a GBU-12 bomb before it being transported to the flightline. Feb. 3. 56th EMS Airmen provide close detail inspection and maintain all munitions.

20MM rounds are fed into a Universal Ammunition Loading System with a capacity of approximately 2,100 rounds.




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