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388th Maintenance Group Loading Standardization Crew Member Master Sgt. Jeffrey Taggart reads technical data during a validation and verification process of an ammuntion bulk loader used to load cannon rounds onto the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader
The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9 during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here. The mobile loader lets weapons experts safely and efficiently load 25mm ammunition into the F-35A while simultaneously unloading spent shells.
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2017
Senior Airman Cameron Kidd, 325th Maintenance Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., readies equipment for loading GPS data into GBU-32 bomb tail sections Aug. 2 at Hill AFB, Utah. The bombs will be dropped at the Utah Test and Training Range during the air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer. Combat Hammer tests precision weapons for performance and suitability for combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Holcomb) Munitions Airmen: Key players during combat exercises at Hill AFB
Aircraft from several bases around the Air Force are here through August 18 to drop precision-guided munitions and employ air-to-air missiles on the Utah Test and Training Range during exercises known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer.
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