Bomb’s away: Homestead Airmen conduct Live Ordnance Loading Area operations

Airmen from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. load an inert weapon on an F-16 during an Operational Readiness Inspection in 2012. Homestead ARB recently conducted a series of Live Ordnance Loading Area operations. More commonly known as LOLA, the operations consist of loading live ordnance on F-16s in an authorized area on the flightline away from people and buildings. Once the flying schedule calls for live munitions on flying sorties, the aircraft are positioned on the LOLA and weapons load crews are dispatched to perform the live loading operations. The aircraft remain on LOLA until takeoff or until live munitions have been downloaded. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tim Norton)

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