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Airman 1st Class Jordan Zimmerman and Staff Sgt. Dalton Derbyshire, 96th Maintenance Squadron, secure the tail section onto a BDU-50 during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 during the hour-long assembly for later 96th Test Wing aircraft test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

A bolt is tightened down to secure the tail section of a BDU-50 Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 96th Maintenance Squadron Airmen built 17 during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Airman 1st Class Jordan Zimmerman, 96th Maintenance Squadron, secures the tail section of a BDU-50 with metallic tape during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

96th Maintenance Squadron Airmen complete the last of 17 BDU-50 builds Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built the bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Airman 1st Class Isaac Jernigan and Senior Airman Cole Hatch, 96th Maintenance Squadron, place the tail section onto a BDU-50 during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Staff Sgt. Dalton Derbyshire, 96th Maintenance Squadron, secures the tail section of a BDU-50 with metallic tape during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Sealant is placed on the top cover of a BDU-50 Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 96th Maintenance Squadron Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Airman 1st Class Isaac Jernigan, 96th Maintenance Squadron, closes the top seal of a BDU-50 during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs

Senior Airman Cole Hatch, 96th Maintenance Squadron, places the tail section onto a BDU-50 during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Building bombs
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Staff Sgt. Dalton Derbyshire, 96th Maintenance Squadron, secures the tail section onto a BDU-50 during a bomb building session Oct. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen built 17 bombs during the hour-long assembly for 96th Test Wing test missions. The 96th MXS is responsible for the weapons storage, building and movement for all of the aircraft units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)