Local

February 22, 2013

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

130215-F-HG907-168-maintenance-1

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.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early...
 
 

True inteGRITy

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — Your homework after reading this article is to turn to the closest Airman and ask him to define ‘integrity.’ Wait while he rattles off some version of, “integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching,” and then say “stop telling people that; you sound like...
 
 

Diversity is Biomedical Sciences Corps strength

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Biomedical Sciences Corps will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Order CA-5, which established the Air Force Medical Services Biomedical Sciences Corps, here Jan. 28. Many Airmen, new and seasoned, are unfamiliar with the five distinct branches of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service corps, which includes the...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in p...
 
 

Stepping into a better self

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Michelle Strawn, 99th Force Support Squadron, works out to a step class video at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21. Strawn is a group fitness instructor and teaches Hatha yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Warrior Fitness Center...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin