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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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