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F-35 Weapons Load

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)

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)

Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pose for a photo after loading an F-35 with two AIM-9X missiles, four GBU-12 bombs, a GBU-31 bomb, four Small Diameter Bombs, and two AIM-120 missiles July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This was the first time an F-35A at Eglin AFB was loaded with weapons both internally and on its external pylons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pose for a photo after loading an F-35 with two AIM-9X missiles, four GBU-12 bombs, a GBU-31 bomb, four Small Diameter Bombs, and two AIM-120 missiles July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This was the first time an F-35A at Eglin AFB was loaded with weapons both internally and on its external pylons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

An F-35A from the 58th Fighter Squadron is loaded with weapons in its internal weapons bays and on external pylons July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is capable of carrying weapons both internally and externally in order to adapt to mission needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

An F-35A from the 58th Fighter Squadron is loaded with weapons in its internal weapons bays and on external pylons July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is capable of carrying weapons both internally and externally in order to adapt to mission needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

An F-35A from the 58th Fighter Squadron is loaded with weapons in its internal weapons bays and on external pylons July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is capable of carrying weapons both internally and externally in order to adapt to mission needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

An F-35A from the 58th Fighter Squadron is loaded with weapons in its internal weapons bays and on external pylons July 20, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is capable of carrying weapons both internally and externally in order to adapt to mission needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL. -- 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 of carrying weapons both internally and externally to adapt to mission needs.
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