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The Munitions Systems Specialist career field, commonly referred to as “AMMO”, is the Munitions branch of the U.S. Air Force. It falls under the Maintenance Group within Air Force organizational structures.
Various duties include shipping and receiving, building, testing, operating, protecting, inspecting, storing, and performing maintenance on all types of conventional munition systems. AMMO personnel also operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment and electronic gear, from pallet jacks, 40-foot (12 m) tractor-trailer combination vehicles, and all-terrain 10,000 pound forklifts, all the way up to 100,000 pound forklifts. The Munitions Storage Area (MSA) can be responsible for munitions from small arms ammunition (for rifles and pistols) up to large-scale guided bombs.
Upon graduation from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Airmen assigned to the field attend an 8-week tech school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Upon graduation from tech school, the new AMMO apprentice are sent to their assigned duty station.
YAAYAS: “If you ain’t ammo, you ain’t sh*t!” used by the ammo folks in the United States Air Force