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Tech. Sgt. Matt Gerrits, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems specialist, loads a 500 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 1, 2017. The JDAM is a guidance tail kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurate, adverse weather "smart" munitions. This enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority fixed and relocatable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. Gerrits was loading the weapons in conjunction other loaded on the Conventional Rotary Launcher, a new weapons system capable of carrying several different types of munitions at one time. The CRL was being prepped to undergo its first live-fire training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle
VIRIN: 170131-F-YH293-1047.JPG
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