The 36th Munitions Squadron at Andersen AFB, Guam, inspected, re-palletized, loaded, and delivered more than over 7,700 M117 bombs to a Navy installation in the Marianas Islands, reports MSgt. Allison Day of the Guam Pacific Edge. The 750-pound bombs are remnants of the Vietnam War and were partially demilitarized three years ago but have been waiting for removal since a contractor defaulted. During the operation, squadron members determined that 20 of the bombs were unsafe for transport; an explosive ordinance disposal team destroyed the bombs.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.