Armament Airmen practice wartime capabilities
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Miles Smith, an armament systems specialist with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects a fin on an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 6, 2016. Smith and his weapons loading team were honing their skills during a three-day surge exercise to practice wartime capabilities and procedures. Surges focus on 24-hour operations and performing under the stress and time crunch of a simulated combat zone.