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Airmen from the 33th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to an F-35A’s external weapons pylon July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin AFB was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapons loading procedures for the F-35 program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer) F-35 Weapons Load
Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to a F-35A’s external weapons pylon July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin AFB was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapon-loading procedures for the F-35 program. The F-35 is capable
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Staff Sgt. Mark Mihacsi, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team chief and Senior Airman Danielle Gschwendner, 33rd AMXS weapons load crew member load a GBU-12 on to a jammer during a weapons load competition July 8, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The load crew competition showcased the efficiency of load crew teams to safely and properly arm an F-35 within time constraints. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer/Released) Airmen face off in F-35 weapons load competition
Members of the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed in a quarterly weapons load competition and dedicated crew chief competition here today. The load crew competition showcased the efficiency of load crew teams to safely and properly arm an F-35 within time constraints. The ability to quickly and safely load an aircraft with munitions is
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Members of the 33rd Maintenance Squadron assemble an F-35 tire June 9, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 Wheel and Tire Shop at Eglin AFB is the only wheel and tire shop in the F-35 program that is integrated with both Air Force and Navy personnel. The 33rd MXS Wheel and Tire Shop builds an average of 50 a month for F-35s stationed at Eglin AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer/Released) Wheel Wizards keep Eglin’s F-35s rolling
Whether your landing style is silky smooth or resembles an intense carrier landing the “Wheel Wizards” of the 33rd Maintenance Squadron Wheel and Tire Shop are ready where the rubber meets the road.Since the beginning of 2016 the Airmen and Sailors of the 33rd MXS Wheel and Tire Shop have built more than 300 tires for the Air Force and Navy
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Airmen 1st Class Griffin Smith and William Manion, both 33rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repairman apprentices, don safety gear to prepare an F-35A Lightning II for maintenance at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, 2016. Fuel systems Airmen work on top of the jets to remove, repair, inspect, install and modify aircraft fuel systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrea Posey) Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations
Around 500 maintenance personnel are assigned to work with the F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base. These Airmen and Sailors are some of the first to maintain the fifth-generation jet which gives them the opportunity to assist manufacturers in developing tools, technology and data to maintain it.
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Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, cleans a grommet from an F-35A Lightning II panel at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 28, 2016. The grommet must be cleaned before placement to ensure proper bonding of adhesives used to keep parts in place. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrea Posey) 33rd FW Airman maintains F-35A panel
Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, repairs a panel from an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 28, 2016. Low observable aircraft maintenance specialists design, fabricate and modify different metals and bonded materials that make up F-35A panels to create the stealth effect.
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