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PHOTOS: 388th, 419th FWs load F-35A cannon

Tech. Sgt. Ross Robbins, 419th Maintenance Squadron, inspects 25 mm target practice rounds in preparation for loading into F-35 magazines August 8, 2018 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-35A is the only F-35 variant with an internal cannon. It is capable of firing 50 rounds per second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Tech. Sgt. Ross Robbins, 419th Maintenance Squadron, inspects 25 mm target practice rounds in preparation for loading into F-35 magazines August 8, 2018 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-35A is the only F-35 variant with an internal cannon. It is capable of firing 50 rounds per second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Senior Airman Bradley Lewis, Senior Airman Nicholas Sanchez, and Airman 1st Class James Khamkeomany, 388th Maintenance Squadron, load 25 mm target rounds into F-35 magazines August 8, 2018, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The training was in preparation for the first operational loading of the F-35A cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Senior Airman Bradley Lewis, Senior Airman Nicholas Sanchez, and Airman 1st Class James Khamkeomany, 388th Maintenance Squadron, load 25 mm target rounds into F-35 magazines August 8, 2018, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The training was in preparation for the first operational loading of the F-35A cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

For the first time, maintainers in the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded the F-35A’s internal cannon with 25 mm rounds for operational training Aug. 10, 2018. (left to right) Staff Sgt. Karl Tesch, Airman Baltazar Enriquez, Airman 1st Class Emily Villela and Master Sgt. John Hughes, all  4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, position an ammo cart to begin the first time load of 25mm target rounds in an F-35A Lightning II at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

For the first time, maintainers in the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded the F-35A’s internal cannon with 25 mm rounds for operational training Aug. 10, 2018. (left to right) Staff Sgt. Karl Tesch, Airman Baltazar Enriquez, Airman 1st Class Emily Villela and Master Sgt. John Hughes, all 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, position an ammo cart to begin the first time load of 25mm target rounds in an F-35A Lightning II at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airman 1st Class Emily Villela and Airman Baltazar Enriquez, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, accomplish the first-time operational loading of 25 mm target rounds in an F-35A Lightning II,  Aug. 10, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Airman 1st Class Emily Villela and Airman Baltazar Enriquez, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, accomplish the first-time operational loading of 25 mm target rounds in an F-35A Lightning II, Aug. 10, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --