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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddie Lipscomb, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, left, and Senior Airman Tyler Metcalf, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems apprentice, install a computer control group July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lift a live GBU-12 off the trailer July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddie Lipscomb, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, verifies loading procedures on a portable maintenance aid July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to transport a GBU-12 off the trailer July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live GBU-12 into an F-35A July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. The F-35 can carry a combined payload of 2.3K pounds of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground munitions internally, with an extended capacity of munitions on each wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddie Lipscomb, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, left, and Senior Airman Michael Ridgeway, 33rd AMXS aircraft armament systems apprentice, inspect a GBU-12 to ensure it is safe to load into an F-35A July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendrick Daniels, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, inspects a wing release lanyard July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released live bombs for the second time from an F-35A. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddie Lipscomb, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, inspects a GBU-12 to ensure it is safe and reliable to load into an F-35A July 26, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Four aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and eight bombs were released over the Eglin range. The F-35 can carry a combined payload of 2.3K pounds of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground munitions internally, with an extended capacity of munitions on each wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniella Peña-Pavao)

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