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20th EMS Airmen inspect for safety

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Bradley, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) tactical aircraft maintainer, center, reads a technical order to Senior Airman Keri Brock, left, and Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th EMS precision guided munitions technicians, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The technical order dictates every step the Airmen must take while inspecting munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Bradley, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer, center, reads a technical order to Senior Airman Keri Brock, left, and Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th EMS precision guided munitions technicians, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The technical order dictates every step the Airmen must take while inspecting munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

An AIM-9 Sidewinder missile rests on a stand prior to inspection at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Airmen routinely inspect each munition at the base to ensure it is safe for the individuals around it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

A U.S. Air Force AIM-9 Sidewinder missile rests on a stand prior to inspection at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Airmen routinely inspect each munition at the base to ensure it is safe for the individuals around it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions technician, uses a wire brush to remove Solid Film on an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile hanger at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The lubricant film protects the hanger when the munition is attached to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions technician, uses a wire brush to remove Solid Film on an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile hanger at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The lubricant film protects the hanger when the munition is attached to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspect and sand rust off an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The Airmen inspected the munition to locate scratches, dents and rust which may compromise its integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspect and sand rust off an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The Airmen inspected the munition to locate scratches, dents and rust which may compromise its integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions technician, places tape on an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The tape isolated areas of the munition that needed to be repainted due to wear or exposure of bare metal following the removal of rust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Lerum, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions technician, places tape on an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 27, 2017. The tape isolated areas of the munition that needed to be repainted due to wear or exposure of bare metal following the removal of rust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron work together to apply primer to an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base; S.C.; June 27; 2017. The Airmen used the primer to cover metal exposed due to scratches or removal of rust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron work together to apply primer to an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at Shaw Air Force Base; S.C.; June 27; 2017. The Airmen used the primer to cover metal exposed due to scratches or removal of rust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --

Airmen with the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conducted a routine inspection June 27.

Inspections such as these ensure munitions are safe for members in the squadron and maintain compliance with Air Force standards.