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Airmen learn to disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter

Students in the 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter on an ADU-537 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 1, 2020. The missile loading adapter secures munitions during transport to the aircraft. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn to disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter

Students in the 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter on an ADU-537 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 1, 2020. The missile loading adapter secures munitions during transport to the aircraft. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (Photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn to disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter

Students in the 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course disassemble and inspect a missile loading adapter on an ADU-537 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 1, 2020. The missile loading adapter secures munitions during transport to the aircraft. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (Photo by Alan R. Quevy)

MHU-83 bomb lift operations training

Tech. Sgt. Luke Levy, a 363rd Training squadron armament apprentice course instructor, instructs Airman 1st Class Mikayla Morgan on lift operations on a MHU-83 during lift operations at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 1, 2020. Levy’s class is in block 12 of 12 and scheduled to graduate July 2, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

MHU-83 bomb lift operations training

Tech. Sgt. Luke Levy, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, guides Airman 1st Class Mikayla Morgan on the MHU-83 drivers course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 1, 2020. Levy’s class is in block 12 of 12 and scheduled to graduate July 2, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

MHU-83 bomb lift operations training

Tech. Sgt. Luke Levy, a 363rd Training Squadron armament instructor, secures cargo to an MHU-83 during lift operations at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 1, 2020. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

MHU-83 bomb lift operations training

Tech. Sgt. Luke Levy (center), a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, instructs his class on lift operation on a MHU-83 during lift operations at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 1, 2020. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Armament apprentice course Airman conducts operations check

Airman 1st Class Eric Kearney, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student, runs an operations check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon ground instructional training aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on June 29, 2020. Kearney is in block nine of 12 and scheduled is scheduled to graduate July 31, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Armament apprentice course Airman conducts operations check

Airman 1st Class Eric Kearney, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student, runs an operations check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon ground instructional training aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on June 29, 2020. Kearney is set to graduate July 31, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn to install and remove B-2 Lancer Electronic Counter Measures
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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Peppin, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, and student Airman Matthew Schanfish install and remove an Electronic Counter Measures on a B-2 Bomber at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on June 29, 2020. The EXCM is located on top of the B-2 and secures the aircraft while in flight. Peppin’s class is in block 12 of 12 and is scheduled to graduate July 2, 2020. (Photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn to install and remove B-2 Lancer Electronic Counter Measures
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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Peppin, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprenctice course instructor, explains how to install and remove Electronic Counter Measures on a B-2 bomber at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on June 29, 2020. The EXCM is located on top of the B-2 and secures the aircraft while in flight. In situations where safety and communication are paramount, Airmen are able to work together without the use of face covers. (Photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn how to zero out a MAU-12 bomb rack pin protrusion gauge
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Staff Sgt. Dillon Litteral, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, demonstrates how to zero out a pin protrusion gauge at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on June 29, 2020. The protrusion gauge is used by crew chiefs during maintenance of the MAU-12 bomb rack. Litteral’s class is in block six of 12 and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 31, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen remove cart liners on bomb racks
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Airman 1st Class Keenan Hood (center), a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student, removes cart liners at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on June 29, 2020. Removing cart liners is part of standard maintenance. Hood is in block six of 12 and scheduled is scheduled to graduate Aug. 31, 2020. (Photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen learn how to disassemble a MAU-12 bomb rack
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Tech. Sgt. Lester Bonney, a 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, demonstrates how to disassemble a MAU-12 bomb rack at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on June 29, 2020. The bomb rack secures munitions in the aircraft during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The 363rd Training Squadron is where the Air Force's armament specialists begin their careers, learning the foundations of the career field that gives the service's weapons systems their bite.