Behind the boom; 355th MUNS

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joanna Garcia, 355th Munitions Squadron armament munitions supervisor, is safety wiring the GAU-8 Avenger 30mm auto cannon’s electrical safety solenoid at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. This is done while the rebuild process for the gun is underway and ensures the electrical connector remains secure during firing sequences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Munitions Squadron are preparing 30mm ammunition containers to be loaded onto munitions trailers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. The ammunition is utilized to support pilot training and qualification as well as for test and evaluation purposes for four A-10 Thunderbolt II squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Munitions Squadron are preparing 30mm ammunition containers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. These containers are loaded onto munitions trailers before they are transported to the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airmen are transferring 30mm ammunition containers to the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Airmen nearby ensure the overall safety of surrounding personnel, equipment, and munitions during the transfer process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tommy Lopez, 355th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, delivers 30mm ammunition containers to an inspection point at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Here the containers are visually inspected for foreign objects prior to being delivered to aircraft on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lavon Reese, 355th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, signals to a forklift operator on where to place the 30mm ammunition containers onto a munitions trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. The containers go through a foreign object inspection before being transferred to the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lavon Reese, 355th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, signals to a forklift operator to bring the containers closer to the front of the munitions trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Airmen on standby ensure the overall safety of surrounding personnel, equipment and munitions during the transfer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Munitions Squadron, secure munitions containers to a trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Munitions personnel have strict guidance on the specific placement and tie-down procedures of munitions to ensure security and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Arnett and Senior Airman Cody Dyar, 355th Munitions Squadron munitions inspectors, perform an inspection on 40mm smoke grenades before the grenades are allotted to the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. These smoke grenades allow the 48th RQS to train and qualify with these munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mia Wilson, 355th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, pre-positions munitions components with a pallet jack for the next bomb build at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Most bombs do not arrive pre-assembled and can have as many as 20 different components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Williams, 355th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, inventories bombs on the pad at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. Inventories are crucial to maintain accountability of munitions assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airman Devin Aaronson, 355th Munitions Squadron precision guided munitions technician, and Senior Airman Austin Rioja, 355th MUNS PGM crew chief, review data in preparation for testing a TGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. This missile was returned from the 354th Fighter Squadron due to a pilot reported discrepancy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Rioja, 355th Munitions Squadron precision guided munitions crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Timothy Berry, 355th MUNS PGM technician, perform pre-use inspections on Maverick missile test sets at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. These test sets are utilized to test all Maverick missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)
U.S. Air Force Airman Devin Aaronson, 355th Munitions Squadron precision guided munitions technician, recalibrates the missile’s guidance section at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 24, 2022. This allows Aaronson to navigate the crosshairs and lock onto targets in order to diagnose any weapon system failures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)

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