Post Tagged with: "86th Munitions Squadron"


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Airmen from the 86th Munitions Squadron and 86th Logistic Readiness Squadron install palettes inside a shipping compartment during an exercise Oct. 25 on Ramstein. After crates of ammunition or explosives are installed within containers, they are inspected before being shipped around the world. The exercise tested Airmen’s ability to more effectively ship and secure ammunition in case of a real-world scenario that would demand more from Ramstein’s 86 MUNS.

Testing limits: 86 MUNS pushes itself during exercise

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Munitions Squadron participated in an exercise Oct. 23 to 26 on Ramstein.

November 3, 2016 ×

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Senior Airman Jordan Burge, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions operations technician, takes accountability of ammunition Oct. 26 on Ramstein. Airmen of the 86 MUNS inspect, sort and ship munitions according to the intended destinations.

86 MUNS Airmen help keep Air Force in fight

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Guns without ammunition are useless to the warfighter, and it is the same for fighter aircraft, bombers and attack helicopters.

November 3, 2016 ×

Features

Senior Airman Nathan Slagle, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew chief, takes accountability of explosives and checks for vulnerabilities on an artillery delivery Dec. 8 on Ramstein. The 86th MUNS provides “the lethal edge” to combatant commands around the world.

86th MUNS puts ‘power’ in airpower

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When it takes the coordination of multiple units to make a single mission happen, it can be difficult for Airmen to see the bigger picture and recognize how their efforts are impacting the overall Air Force mission.

January 21, 2016 ×

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Staff Sgt. Chadwick Timmerman, 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance supervisor, spots an Airman on a forklift as he lowers a pallet onto a truck bed during an exercise July 29 on Ramstein. The 86th MUNS tasks its Airmen with a quarterly exercise that speeds up the work environment to match that of a real-world mission in order to maintain mission 
readiness.

86th MUNS wraps up exercise

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Munitions Squadron completed an exercise to prepare for real-world missions Aug. 2 on Ramstein.

August 6, 2015 ×

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Senior Airman Christian Afaisen, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions inspector, double checks assets for correct labeling and signs of corrosion as a part of the semiannual 100 percent inspection March 16 on Ramstein.

86th MUNS conducts semiannual inspection

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A fighter pilot gears up and is ready for takeoff to complete a mission. He’s pumped and prepared to do his part for the Air Force.

March 26, 2015 ×

Features

Airman 1st Class Taylor Bauman, 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, packages a BBU-35 impulse cartridge Sept. 30 on Ramstein. The BBU-35 impulse cartridges are used to initiate the counter measures loaded onto C-130s. Countermeasures help divert enemy attacks on aircraft.  After everything is marked and logged into a computer, it takes about two and a half hours with three to four Airmen to build one load of 420 countermeasures, which supports one C-130. Additionally, it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to load chaff and flares onto a C-130 if the load crew is ready.

Airmen supply munitions, ensure mission success

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

One of the differences between commercial aircraft and an Air Force aircraft is munitions. Without defensive munitions, flying units would be vulnerable to enemies when providing critical support to ground units.

October 30, 2014 ×

Commentary

Courtesy photoSenior Airman Giovanni Pinzon (top left), former 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, lounges outside a hostel common area with friends after a recent trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Pinzon is an advocate of frequent travels as a way to increase morale.

Airmen moving up, moving out, moving on

by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are many different ways people can leave the nest: some people plan for years, some make a sudden jump and some are forced out.

October 30, 2014 ×

Sports

Courtesy photoThen 2nd Lt. Carsen Chun, 86th Munitions Squadron material flight commander, steals a pass from the opposing team during a handball match. Chun was selected to be part of the World Class Athlete Program where he will spend two years training for the 2016 Olympics.

Handball makes Airman’s Olympic dream a reality

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Since Carsen Chun was a child he had always been athletic, participating in any sport presented to him with the dream to one day take part in the Olympics.

March 13, 2014 ×

Features

Airman 1st Class Jasmine Luce, 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, makes sure numbers match up on ammunition cans to prepare for a 100 percent accountability inspection Feb. 13 on Ramstein.

Countering threats: Munitions Airmen keep flares firing

Photos by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield

       

February 20, 2014 ×

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Staff Sgt. Brian Warner, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew chief, posts an explosive placard on the front of a tractor to ensure 
the proper hazard class is displayed while munitions are transported Aug. 22 on Ramstein. The munitions will be transported to an in-transit 
munitions facility where they will be shipped in support of worldwide operations.

The Bombs and Bullets

Story and photos by Senior Airman Chris Willis
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Without ammo the fighter aircraft is just another passenger plane. The aircraft needs the bombs and bullets to provide the critical close air support for service members on the ground.

September 12, 2013 ×