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Feeding the Dragon

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Tech. Sgt. Todd Wilds processes 30mm high-explosive cannon ammunition here using a GFU-7. The machine, sometimes referred to as the "Dragon," separates the brass from the ammunition downloaded from A-10 Thunderbolts and returns the good rounds to another can, making it reusable for reloading onto the combat aircraft. Since Sept. 15, the 455th munitions flight expended more than 23,000 rounds of 30mm ammunition, 15,000 countermeasures, 103 rockets, 14 500-pound air burst bombs and nine laser-guided bombs in support of the ongoing global war on terrorism. Sergeant Wilds, from Perris, Calif. is deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus McDonald)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Marcus McDonald
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