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Aug. 29, 2018

If you ain’t ammo, you ain’t … in the fammoly

As the radar-evading, fifth generation fighter supercruises through the sky, the pilot secures the enemy in his sights; he presses the button and the munitions bay opens, followed by the deafening sound of silence. “Without ‘ammo’ the Air Force would just be an expensive flying club,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Brown, 1st Maintenance Squadron munitions storage crew chief. “I’m not saying we are the sole part of getting the F-22 in the air and taking out bad guys, but I’d say we play a crucial part.”