NORAD IG tests nation's defense

p>ELLINGTON FIELD, Texas - Tech. Sgt. Chris Hase takes a technical manual from Staff Sgt. Christopher Boyd during a weapons download and functional test of an F-16 fighter during an Amalgam Mute inspection March 15. As well as inspecting a unit's ability to employ and control aircraft, North American Aerospace Defense Command Inspector General personnel also inspect and grade the unit on their ability to maintain and reconstitute their aircraft following a mission. Hase and Boyd are aircraft armament systems specialists with the 138th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1.

p>ELLINGTON FIELD, Texas - Tech. Sgt. Chris Hase takes a technical manual from Staff Sgt. Christopher Boyd during a weapons download and functional test of an F-16 fighter during an Amalgam Mute inspection March 15. As well as inspecting a unit's ability to employ and control aircraft, North American Aerospace Defense Command Inspector General personnel also inspect and grade the unit on their ability to maintain and reconstitute their aircraft following a mission. Hase and Boyd are aircraft armament systems specialists with the 138th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1.