Eglin AFB, Florida (April 29, 2022): Talk about no margin for error! In this photo by Samuel King Jr., Senior Airman Jahee Standley and Staff Sergeant Summer Lankford move a GBU-39B small diameter bomb into place during the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s F-15 Eagle weapons load competition.
Air Force weapon loaders have the tricky task of quickly and safely placing a variety of high explosives onto fighter planes in real time and in any type of conditions. Working in three person teams, the weapons loaders transport munitions, prepare the weapon bays and ensure the bombs match their assigned mission. They conduct the final safety checks, pull the safety pins, and watch with great pride as their pilots take off to defend America.
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