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354th FW receives critical munitions from annual barge

U.S. Air Force Airman Tel Jensen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions stockpile management crew chief, removes a lock during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman Tel Jensen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions stockpile management crew chief, removes a lock during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The munitions barge is the biannual receiving, inspection and storing of munitions supplies to be used by several squadrons across the 354th Fighter Wing for both operational and training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Bauer, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions system apprentice, removes a nail during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Bauer, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions system apprentice, removes a nail during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The munitions barge is a task conducted biannually by the 354th MXS that receives, inspects and stores munitions (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Bauer, bottom, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions system apprentice, helps Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief, inspect the light of a forklift during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Bauer, bottom, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions system apprentice, helps Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief, inspect the light of a forklift during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The 354th MXS prepare months in advance for the munitions barge to ensure units on base are armed and able to train. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mathew Bickford, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation operator, secures a container during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mathew Bickford, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation operator, secures a container during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. During a munitions barge, the 354th Fighter Wing receives, inspects and stores munitions supplies to be used by several squadrons for both operational and training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, right, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions operations journeyman, guides, Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief in unloading a shipping container using a forklift during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, right, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions operations journeyman, guides, Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief in unloading a shipping container using a forklift during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. Over 80 Airmen across the 354th Fighter Wing worked collectively to receive, inspect and store munitions during the barge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to pick up a shipping container during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to pick up a shipping container during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The purpose of the munitions barge is to replenish the 354th Fighter Wing’s munition stockpile used for both training and operational purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, left, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions operations journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Carter Preston, a 354th MXS munitions stockpile apprentice, plan a shipping container unloading during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, left, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) munitions operations journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Carter Preston, a 354th MXS munitions stockpile apprentice, plan a shipping container unloading during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The munitions barge is spearheaded by the munitions flight in collaboration with units from the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, left, a 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions (MXS) operations journeyman, directs, Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief, in unloading a shipping container using a forklift, during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kameron Page, left, a 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions (MXS) operations journeyman, directs, Senior Airman Heather Gogus, a 354th MXS crew chief, in unloading a shipping container using a forklift, during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. There were 30 shipping containers containing several munition components received and inspected by Airmen from all over the wing during the munitions barge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

A pile of munitions bomb component containers are prepared  for inspection during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.

A pile of munitions bomb component containers are prepared for inspection during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. Some of the shipping containers received from the munitions barge contained bomb components to be used for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) check inventory during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021.
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U.S. Airmen from the 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) check inventory during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. More commonly known as ‘the barge’, the munitions barge is a biannual munitions receiving, inspection and storing accomplished by the 354th MXS with support from the 354th LRS and the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Airman Tel Jensen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions stockpile management crew chief, removes a lock during a munitions barge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2021. The munitions barge is the biannual receiving, inspection and storing of munitions supplies to be used by several squadrons across the 354th Fighter Wing for both operational and training purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)