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February 22, 2013

Another day at the office; weapons load crew keep aircraft armed

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Loading an MK-82 . . .

Staff Sgt. Kevin Knight and Senior Airman Ian Carter, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, load a MK-82 onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons loaders participate in quarterly load crew competitions to keep airmen sharp and to recognize superior performers.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Attaching fins to an AIM-120C missile . . .

Senior Airman Michael Schena and Senior Airman Christopher Wright, 57th Maintenance Group weapons load crew members, attach fins to an AIM-120C missile on an F-15 Eagle Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons loaders are responsible for inspections, repairs, and maintenance on aircraft release, launch, suspension and monitor systems of munitions.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Loading up . . .

Senior Airman Ian Carter, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, loads a GBU-12 Paveway II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II Feb.15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons loaders load various types of munitions to the specific aircraft to which they are assigned.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Ready to load an AIM-120C missile . . .

Senior Airman Michael Schena, 57th Maintenance Group weapons load crew member, prepares an F-15 Eagle to load an AIM-120C missile Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons loaders have many duties that include loading, unloading, positioning, and preparing munitions.

 

Prepping an F-15 Eagle . . .

Senior Airman Christopher Wright, Staff Sgt. Joseph Ragadio, and Senior Airman Michael Schena, 57th Maintenance Group weapons load crew members, load an Aim-120C missile onto an F-15 Eagle Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons loaders work in teams of three, with the highest ranking member being the team chief.




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