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  • AMMO utilizes new system for 100% munition inventory count

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight is utilizing the new Theater Integrated Combat Munitions System (TICMS) to perform 100% munitions inventory count which validates for more than 3,470 munition components worth an estimated $72 million.
  • Luke Airmen compete at 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition

    Senior Airman Javon Sweatts, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches the umbilical connector of an inert AIM-9L/M during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition, July 17, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Load crew competitions pairs teams of three against one another challenging them to load an aircraft with inert
  • Luke squadrons compete at 3rd Quarter Load Crew Competition

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Perry, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief, attaches an inert bomb on to an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the 3rd Quarter Load Crew Competition Oct. 17, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Eight AMUs competed for the fastest time in loading munitions on the F-16 or the F-35A Lightning II. The AMUs train
  • External pylon training increases F-35A weapons payload capability

    Active duty and Reserve Airmen here recently initiated certification training to load external pylons on F-35As assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing. The removable pylons are used to secure external munitions under the aircraft’s wings greatly enhancing its combat capability. Up until now, maintainers and pilots have been training operationally here with internally-loaded munitions.
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