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Before takeoff: An inside look at armament

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, straps a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31 onto an MJ-1 Lift Truck at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU train to safely load, unload, and properly position munitions onto F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, straps a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31 onto an MJ-1 Lift Truck at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU train to safely load, unload, and properly position munitions onto F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Part of Gullette’s responsibilities are to ensure his crew are following proper procedure for loading munitions onto an F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Part of Gullette’s responsibilities are to ensure his crew are following proper procedure for loading munitions onto an F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, Airman 1st Class Gary Butlaff, and Senior Airman Braylyn Edwards, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew members, guide a GBU-31 bomb onto the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon using a MJ-1 Jammer bomb lift truck at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU are responsible for safely loading, unloading, and properly positioning munitions onto F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, Airman 1st Class Gary Butlaff, and Senior Airman Braylyn Edwards, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew members, guide a GBU-31 bomb onto the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon using a MJ-1 Jammer bomb lift truck at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU are responsible for safely loading, unloading, and properly positioning munitions onto F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, guides a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31 onto the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU safely prepare F-16’s for a variety of missions, which feed into the 8th Fighter Wings priorities of defending the base and being postured to respond to any threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Gullette, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, guides a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31 onto the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU safely prepare F-16’s for a variety of missions, which feed into the 8th Fighter Wings priorities of defending the base and being postured to respond to any threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit go through the process of loading munitions on to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU are responsible for safely loading, unloading, and properly positioning munitions onto F-16s.