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February 15, 2013

57th MXS AMMO Airmen build bombs, missiles

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Off-loading bombs

Airman 1st Class Justin Steele, 57th Maintenance squadron munitions systems journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Thomas Pesek, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems craftsman, off load Mk-82 bombs from a trailer onto a munitions assembly conveyor Feb. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The bombs will be used for training to give pilots a real world feel for how to deploy the weapon, and the effects on the aircraft after the launch.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Touching up paint

Tech. Sgt. Colleen Gibson, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems craftsman, touches up paint during a 180 day inspection of a CATM 9M Feb. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Precision Guided Munitions shop is responsible for, building and maintaining all air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and computer control groups for guided bombs.

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Inspecting a Mk-82 bomb

Airman Orion Fredrick, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems apprentice, inspects a Mk-82 bomb during a post load inspection Feb. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Munitions that are flown but not launched must have a post load inspection to ensure serviceability prior to being loaded on another aircraft.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Post load inspection

Senior Airman Joshua Schexnayder, a 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems journeyman, performs a post load inspection on an AGM-65 Feb. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Munitions that are flown but not launched must have a post load inspection to ensure serviceability prior to being loaded on another aircraft.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Attaching BSU-32 fins

Staff Sgt. Brittney Benke, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Porto, 57th Maintenance apprentice, attach BSU-32 fins onto the guidance unit of a CATM 9M missile Feb. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Benke and Porto are assigned to the Precision Guided Munitions shop, building and maintaining all air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and computer control groups for guided bombs.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Preparing to test KMU-572A/B fin

Senior Airman Joesph Lorts, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems journeyman, prepares to test KMU-572A/B fin kits Feb. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The kits convert gravity bombs to guided bombs making them more accurate.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Preparing to attach BSU-32 fins

Staff Sgt. Brittney Benke, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems craftsman, prepares to attach BSU-32 fins onto the guidance unit of a CATM 9M missile Feb. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Benke is assigned to the Precision Guided Munitions shop, building and maintaining air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and computer control groups for guided bombs.




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