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18 EMS conducts inspections

18 EMS conducts inspections

Staff Sgt. Dylan Allen, an armament maintenance supervisor from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, inspects an M61A1 for an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The M61A1 is a six-barreled rotary weapons system on the F-15C Eagle. The M61A1 is capable of firing 4000-6000 rounds a minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Staff Sgt. Dylan Allen and Staff Sgt.Thane Covert, armament maintenance supervisors from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, inspect an M61A1 for an F-15 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The M61A1 fires a 20mm cartridge on the F-15C Eagle. The M61A1 has to be inspected every 18 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Staff Sgt. Dylan Allen, an armament maintenance supervisor from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, inspects barrels for an M61A1 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The M61A1 is a light-weight weapons system for F-15 aircraft. The M61A1 fires one barrel individually per-rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Airman 1st Class Kenoi Gabriel, an aircraft metals technician from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspects a LAU-106 missile rack for an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The 18th EMS conducts equipment maintenance for racks, launchers, guns, pylons, and adapters. The Armament Flight is responsible for inspecting the weapons systems on F-15C Eagles assigned to Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Airman 1st Class, Bradley Brandvold, a maintenance technician from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, trouble shoots a LAU-128 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The LAU-128s are used to hold missiles on the F-15C Eagle. The 18th EMS maintains, inspects and troubleshoots weapons systems for the F-15C Eagles on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Airman Angel Felix, a metals technician from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, conducts an inspection on a universal ammunition loading system at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. Every 24 months the UALS for the F-15C Eagles have to be inspected. The UALS transfer 20mm rounds from the ground into the F-15C Eagles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

18 EMS conducts inspections

Airman 1st Class Justin Harris, a maintenance technician from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight, cleans an ammunition shoot at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2021. The shoot is used to feed ammunition from the universal ammunition loading system into the aircraft. After use they have to be inspected, cleaned and then reinstalled onto the UALS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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