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5 MUNS: Armament systems maintainers help keep bombs on target

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Fermin Garcia, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance team member, performs an electrical bench test on a MAU-12 ejector bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. The base’s armament systems shop is operated by 39 Airmen who ensure aircrafts’ munitions related equipment is operational and can put bombs on target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Senior Airman Tallon Cupp, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance team member, performs an electrical bench test on a MAU-12 ejector bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. The base’s armament systems shop is operated by 39 Airmen who ensure aircrafts’ munitions related equipment is operational and can put bombs on target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Staff Sgt. Joshua Harris, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance supervisor, repairs a MAU-12 ejector bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. An armament systems maintainer’s job consists of inspecting, repairing and maintaining aircrafts’ munitions related equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron maintain and repair various equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. The 5 MUNS Airmen repair MAU-12 ejector bomb racks, heavy stores adapter beam, conventional rotary launchers and cluster bomb racks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Joanna Garza, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance team member, reads technical orders for instruction at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. Following the proper order to maintain equipment is crucial to a maintainer’s job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Fermin Garcia, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance team member, inspects a MAU-12 ejector bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. The 5th MUNS Airmen maintain and repair about 4,200 pieces of equipment annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Murphy Nunnally, 5th Munitions Squadron armament maintenance team member, sprays lubricant on a sway brace at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. Airmen from the 5th MUNS maintain and repair about 4,200 pieces of equipment annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron maintain and repair various equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. An armament systems maintainer’s job consists of inspecting, repairing and maintaining aircrafts’ munitions related equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Staff Sgt. Joshua Olson armament maintenance team chief, cleans a heavy stores-adapter beam at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017. Cleaning and maintaining the equipment is essential to the 5 MUNS mission to assure aircraft can put bombs on target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE , N.D. -- Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron are responsible for maintaining and repairing various equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. An armament systems maintainer’s duties include inspecting, repairing and maintaining the B-52H Stratofortress’ munitions related equipment and assuring aircraft can put bombs on target. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)