• KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists, deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., installs access door covers on the fin assemblies on the rear of Mark 82 General Purpose bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists, deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., installs access door covers on the fin assemblies on the rear...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason, foreground, and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, align strake assemblies on the front of Mark 82 General Purpose bombs during a bomb building session on Kandahar Airfield, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound Mark 82 bomb will be attached to the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to be used on future missions in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason, foreground, and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, align strake assemblies on the front of Mark 82...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, wires an aft fuse and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, align strake assemblies on Mark 82 General Purpose bombs during a bomb building session at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. Detwiler and Mayo are munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, wires an aft fuse and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, align strake assemblies on Mark 82 General Purpose bombs during a bomb building session at Kandahar Airfield...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, wires the aft fuse and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, align strake assemblies on Mark 82 General Purpose bombs during a bomb building session at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. Airman Detwiler and Airman Mayo are munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, wires the aft fuse and Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, align strake assemblies on Mark 82 General Purpose bombs during a bomb building session at Kandahar Airfield...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions systems specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens down a strake assembly with a wratchet on the front of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound Mark 82 bomb will be loaded on a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions systems specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens down a strake assembly with a wratchet on the front of...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., wires a forward sensor on the front of a Mark 82 General Purpose Bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., wires a forward sensor on the front of a Mark 82 General Purpose...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, and Senior Airman Joshua Gurchiek, right, both munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tighten fin assemblies on the end of Mark 82 General Purpose bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The fin assembly houses a GPS Guidance system that guides the bombs to its target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, and Senior Airman Joshua Gurchiek, right, both munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tighten fin...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, and Tech. Sergeant Tyler Mason, background left, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, torque the strake assemblies down on the front of Mark 82 General Purpose bombs using a torque wrench, during a bomb building session at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, right, and Tech. Sergeant Tyler Mason, background left, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, torque the strake assemblies down...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Mayo, right, and Senior Airman Joshua Gurchiek, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, torque strake assemblies down on the front end of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Mayo, right, and Senior Airman Joshua Gurchiek, both munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, torque strake assemblies down on the front end of...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Joshua Gurchiek, left, and Senior Airman James Mayo, both munitions systems specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tighten strake assemblies with the use of a torque wrench on the front end of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Joshua Gurchiek, left, and Senior Airman James Mayo, both munitions systems specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tighten strake...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, a munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, tightens the fin assembly on the rear of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The fin assembly houses a GPS Guidance system that guides the bombs to its target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, a munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, tightens the fin assembly on the rear of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions system specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens the strake assembly at the front of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. Airman Mayo is attached to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Kandahar Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions system specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens the strake assembly at the front of a Mark 82 General...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., wires an aft fuse  inside a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb using arming wire, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions system specialists from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., wires an aft fuse inside a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb using arming...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, and Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, both from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., torque down the tail fuse of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb, using a torque wrench, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. Airman Detwiler and Sgt. Holland are munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, left, and Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, both from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., torque down the tail fuse of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions system specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., assures proper configuration of the fin assembly on a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The fin assembly houses a GPS Guidance system that guides the bombs to its target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Mayo, a munitions system specialist deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., assures proper configuration of the fin assembly on a Mark 82...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason, a munitions system specialists, from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens a nose sensor onto a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason, a munitions system specialists, from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., tightens a nose sensor onto a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb at Kandahar...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Snyder, left, and Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, both munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., install initiators to Mark 82 General Purpose bombs, during a bomb building session at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound bomb will be loaded onto a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for future missions in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Snyder, left, and Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, both munitions system specialists deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., install initiators to Mark...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, foreground, torques down the fin assembly attached to the end of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb, as Airman 1st Class James Mayo, background right, and Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason, background left, tighten strate assemblies down on the front end of the Mark 82 bomb, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. Howard, Mason and Mayo are munitions system specialists deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Kandahar Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Howard Holland, foreground, torques down the fin assembly attached to the end of a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb, as Airman 1st Class James Mayo, background right, and Tech. Sgt. Tyler Mason...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions systems specialist, deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, sets multiple fuses inside a container before insertion into Mark 82 General Purpose bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011. The 500 pound Mark 82 bombs will be attached to A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrafts to be used on future missions in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Detwiler, a munitions systems specialist, deployed to the 451st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, sets multiple fuses inside a container before insertion into Mark 82 General Purpose bombs...

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