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436th AW commander fires new M18 pistol

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, fires an M18 pistol at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The M18 will replace the M9, which has been in use for more than 30 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, fires an M18 pistol at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The M18 will replace the M9, which has been in use for more than 30 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, fires an M18 as Tech Sgt. Joseph Haller, 436th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, monitors progress at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office acquired approximately 125,000 M18s, which are now available to fulfill a variety of requirements throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, fires an M18 as Tech Sgt. Joseph Haller, 436th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, monitors progress at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office acquired approximately 125,000 M18s, which are now available to fulfill a variety of requirements throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, aims an M18 pistol at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office acquired approximately 125,000 M18s which are now available to fulfill a variety of requirements throughout the Air Force.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, aims an M18 pistol at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office acquired approximately 125,000 M18s which are now available to fulfill a variety of requirements throughout the Air Force.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, center, speaks with Capt. Michael Brickell, 436th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, left, and Tech. Sgt. Joseph Haller, 436th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, right, about the proper wear of safety gear at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The CATM facility is where service members receive training and qualify on various types of weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, center, speaks with Capt. Michael Brickell, 436th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, left, and Tech. Sgt. Joseph Haller, 436th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, right, about the proper wear of safety gear at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 27, 2021. The CATM facility is where service members receive training and qualify on various types of weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cydney Lee)

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