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Munitions: make an example of teamwork

Posted 11/4/2012   Updated 11/4/2012 Email story   Print story


by Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
36th Wing Public Affairs

11/4/2012 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 36th Munitions Squadron at Andersen recently demonstrated their skills here by building a munitions assembly to highlight their speed and accuracy.

The MAC is a mobile assembly line that allows a rapid buildup of many different types of conventional munitions.

"We assembled the MAC to show the general public how we put the basic bomb building techniques to work," said Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Maume, 36th MUNS conventional maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge. "The delivery of effective munitions items on time and on target are some of the capabilities the U.S. Air Force brings to the fight downrange."

"Whether it's combat or training, the rapid deployment of munitions is the foundation of the ammo mission," said Sergeant Maume.

The 36th MUNS directly supports the 36th Wing's mission to provide the President of the United States sovereign options to decisively employ airpower across the entire spectrum of engagement. These Airmen make sure that the munitions that are dropped are within standards and are delivered in a timely manner.

"We use the MAC to support Andersen's mission," said Staff Sgt. Meagan Harrill, 36th MUNS conventional maintenance crew chief. "It makes the process move faster. We have more people working on more bombs. The process makes the assembly faster and more precise. We make approximately five times more ammunition this way."

The teamwork by the Airmen while operating the MAC is a representation of the camaraderie within 36th MUNS.

"We work hard, and we play hard," said Sergeant Harrill. "We have a great sense of family in our squadron. It definitely shows when we work together, and it is personified with our use of the MAC."

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