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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Hunt, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament section supervisor, performs a foreign object inspection on an ammunition drum at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2017. The armament sections are also known as “Gun Plumbers” because of their involvement with the GAU-8 cannon.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new
Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop, a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win. The Airmen form an armament team known as the “Gun Plumbers,” that disassembles, inspects and reassembles parts which are critical to the action of close air support vital to saving the lives of ground troops downrange.
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A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
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