Nov. 8, 2016
Munitions Airmen ensure combat airpower success
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
1st Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight Airmen make potential impacts at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia every day, building weapons needed for successful combat airpower.
Munitions Airmen provide support to the F-22 Raptor mission, in addition to supporting the missions of security forces, explosive ordinance disposal or the Office of Special Investigations. The productions, materials and systems sections within the munitions flight help provide services base wide.
“Without Ammo, the fighter jets and bombers are just another aircraft, just another plane,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carl Slater, 1st MXS munitions flight assistant NCO in charge. “Ammo plays a huge role in what our jets and bombers do in order to succeed in the mission.”