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Behind the Boom: Ammo airmen deliver firepower

Senior Airman Zane Gorman, Munitions Systems Specialist with the 455th Maintenance Squadron, loads 30mm High Explosive Incendiary rounds into containers to be loaded on U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 29, 2012. The 455th MXS Munitions airmen work 24/7 to provide the ammo used by Bagram aircraft to defeat insurgents and protect friendly forces in Afghanistan.



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This work, Behind the Boom: Ammo airmen deliver firepower [Image 6 of 19], by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.29.2012

Date Posted:07.12.2012 13:15

Photo ID:622919

VIRIN:120629-F-SI013-448

Resolution:3509x2335

Size:2.12 MB

Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGlobe

Hometown:LITTLE ROCK, AR, US

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