Wednesday, October 22, 2014

F-35 load crew qualified

Crew prepare to load GBU-31 on F-35.
Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit have become the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A. The F-35 training program here currently serves as the primary source of F-35 expertise to new F-35A units across the Air Force. A total of 10 weapons load crews are in the wings, and the plan is to bring a new crew through every month. The newly qualified teams will continue to hone their skills and train the weapons load crews at those bases receiving the F-35A. (Source: 33rd Fighter Wing PAO, 10/21/14)