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Behind the Boom: Ammo airmen deliver firepower

A 30mm High Explosive Incendiary round for the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II’s GAU-8/A ‘Avenger’ cannon stands next to a NATO 5.56mm round at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 23, 2012. The 455 MXS Munitions airmen are responsible for processing and inspecting the A-10’s specialized ammunition.



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This work, Behind the Boom: Ammo airmen deliver firepower [Image 12 of 19], by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.23.2012

Date Posted:07.12.2012 13:13

Photo ID:622906

VIRIN:120623-F-SI013-170

Resolution:2689x1761

Size:1.01 MB

Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGlobe

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