61st AMU uses live GBUs enhancing combat readiness

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  • By Senior Airman Leala Marquez
  • 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Williams, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, finishes loading a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition on an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 9, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Two F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron completed missions with live GBU-31s, a 2,000-pound class munition that uses a GPS-guided tail kit to provide pilots with combat training experience. Through realistic training experiences, the 61st AMU and 61st FS develop combat ready pilots and mission enhancing lethality and readiness within the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)