The big picture: Pilot mentors armament students
Lt. Col. Matthew Simmons, the U.S. senior national representative at the 80th Flying Training Wing's Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, shows 362nd Training Squadron armament apprentice students shrapnel from his first drone "kill" during a training mission on June 20, 2005. Simmons met with the Airmen Dec. 11, 2017, and used that shrapnel to illustrate the importance of aircraft armament systems Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)