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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students are briefed by instructor Tech. Sgt. Stephen Jervis before starting their day at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. A foggy North Texas morning provided a different training environment for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students inspect the training bombs at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The training bombs are not the exact same as those the students will work with at their operational bases, but it helps condition the students to be more comfortable working with very dangerous objects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student climbs a ladder at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The student is climbing up toward a bomb rack, which can be configured differently depending on what bomb Airmen will load. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students inspect the training bombs at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The training bombs are not the exact same as those the students will work with at their operational bases, but it helps condition the students to be more comfortable working with very dangerous objects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student inspects training bombs while his wingmen set up the bomb rack at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. Different bombs require the bomb rack to be set up differently. Bomb racks are also equipped with little valves to ensure the bombs will tip forward when dropped to make sure they do not fly back into the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students read their training guide at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The students are checking their list to make sure they completed all the required tasks before loading the bomb. A team of three Airmen is the usual amount needed to load a bomb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student drives a MHU-83 bomb loader at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The MHU-83 is able to carry 7,000 pounds and is a valuable asset within the Air Force as the added side wheels allows for slight adjustments, making it easier to transport and load the bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student drives a MHU-83 bomb loader toward the bomb cradle at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The MHU-83 is able to carry 7,000 pounds and is equipped with side wheels to make slight adjustments when lifting the bomb onto the bomb rack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students load bombs at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The training bombs used at Sheppard are not the same as live bombs used at operational bases, but it helps condition the trainees to be more comfortable around delicate munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, left, communicates with his student on whether to raise the bombs or lower them at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The MHU-83 is able to carry 7,000 pounds. It is very important to align the bomb correctly. It takes a very skilled driver and using the side wheels for slight adjustments is paramount. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student transports bombs with a MHU-83 bomb loader at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. The MHU-83 is able to carry 7,000 pounds and is a valuable asset within the Air Force as the added side wheels allows for more precission. The training bombs used at Sheppard are not the same as the live bombs used at operational bases, but it helps condition the trainees to get more comfortable working around very delicate munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students are briefed by instructor Tech. Sgt. Stephen Jervis before starting their day at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. A foggy North Texas morning provided a different training environment for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Rain, shine or fog - Training never stops here at Sheppard.