Updated: April 2021

What does a 2W0X1 do?

Responsible for safety, security, and accountability of all nonnuclear munitions and related components. Performs and manages munitions production and materiel tasks and activities. Identifies munitions and equipment requirements. Operates and maintains automated data processing equipment (ADPE) to perform inspection, testing, and stockpile management activities.

Stores, maintains, assembles, issues, and delivers assembled nonnuclear munitions. Routinely demilitarizes nonhazardous munitions. Operates and maintains munitions materiel handling equipment (MMHE). Develops and implements munitions materiel management concepts and procedures.

Complies with explosive, missile, and ground safety, security, and environmental directives and practices. Identifies munitions by filler, color code, marking, or physical characteristics. Receives, stores, handles, and transports nuclear weapons.

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Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 2W0X1?

Tech School

43 Days - Sheppard AFB


Munitions Systems Technology

What Does the 2W0X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Maintenance & Munitions Badge

What are the Demographics for the 2W0X1 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 2W0X1?


Mechanical: 60


General: 57


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  • Normal color vision.
  • No record of emotional instability.
  • Normal depth perception.
  • Never been convicted of domestic violence.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 2W0X1?

Tests, assembles, and processes nonnuclear munitions. Prepares munitions for loading on aircraft. Checks safe and arm mechanisms. Installs warheads, guidance units, fuses, arming wires, squibs, strakes, wings, fins, control surfaces, and tracking flares.

Processes aircraft gun ammunition. Maintains and reconditions munitions and MMHE. Reconditions, repairs, and replaces defective or missing parts. Maintains operational or bench stock materiel and secures replenishment. Modifies munitions and MMHE when directed.

Inspects munitions for serviceability and applies munitions product assurance procedures. Installs spotting charges in bombs. Processes ammunition. Inspects ammunition, components, and containers for defects. Prepares documentation indicating identification and quantity of assets. Performs routine demilitarization of nonexplosive munitions items. Repackages munitions and applies container markings.

Receives, stores, handles, and transports nonnuclear munitions via multiple modes (air, sea, land). Unloads and unpacks munitions. Checks shipping documents for accuracy. Delivers munitions to assembly, storage, or maintenance areas. Prepares munitions for shipment.

Determines and maintains storage facilities, reports, safety, and security requirements. Performs inspections and maintains inspection and storage records. Issues nonnuclear munitions. Performs operator maintenance on munitions vehicles and equipment.

Performs munitions materiel management and materiel accounting functions. Performs and oversees management and procedural application of manual and automated positive inventory control. Determines inventory control actions. Conducts inventories and corrects discrepancies. Accomplishes requisitioning actions and maintains due-in, due-out, and status files.

Maintains source document control and ensures validity and completeness. Recommends system and program changes to data processing methods. Develops and maintains stock level data. Monitors excess munitions programs. Prepares reports. Operates and maintains ADPE for munitions accounting, reporting, and status configuration.

Coordinates with maintenance activities on repairable munitions components. Obtains material for equipment modifications, periodic component exchange, and maintenance. Receives, stores, handles and transports nuclear weapons.

Establishes and evaluates performance standards, maintenance controls, and work procedures. Computes data to support financial planning and programming. Analyzes and validates munitions host-tenant and interservice munitions support agreements and plans.

Develops methods and techniques to maintain and recondition munitions and handling equipment. Evaluates munitions account condition, identifies deficiencies, and initiates corrective actions. Ensures compliance with policies, directives, and procedures. Evaluates munitions equipment maintenance.

Evaluates procedures for assembling, renovating, and storing munitions; and procedures for demilitarization of nonexplosive munitions. Provides status information and expected completion dates.

Analyzes mission effectiveness, program requirements, and stock control levels, and validates requirements. Analyzes stockpile requirements to determine type and quantity of munitions facilities needed to safely store, inspect, maintain, and secure munitions assets.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 2W0X1?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: composition and characteristics of munitions, storage, safety, and security and environmental requirements and procedures; fusing and arming systems; technical drawings; precision measuring tools and equipment; wiring diagrams; handling, use, and disposition for nonhazardous materials; munitions materiel accounting systems; basic mathematics; policies and procedures for accountability and pecuniary liability; techniques of munitions materiel management and procurement; Air Force property accounting; munitions policies and procedures; inventory and stock control; preparing and maintaining munitions records and documents; procedures for hazardous and nonhazardous materials; and procedures for assets turn in.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or General Education Development equivalency is mandatory.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 2W031. Completion of a basic munitions systems course.
  • 2W051. Completion of the 2W051 CDC and 12 months of OJT (minimum of 9 months for retrainees).
  • 2W071. Completion of the Air Force Combat Ammunition Planning and Production course (PDS code 8RM) and 12 months OJT.
  • 2W091. Completion of the Air Force Combat Ammunition Planning and Production course (PDS code 8RM) as a Senior NCO.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 2W051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W031. Also, experience is mandatory in performing functions such as warehousing, accounting, mechanical assembly, electronics, transportation of munitions, use of hand tools, and preparing and maintaining documentation and records for inventory management actions involving manual or automated systems or both.
  • 2W071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W051. Also, experience is mandatory in supervising or performing functions such as receipting, identifying, inspecting, storing, reconditioning, issuing, delivering, maintaining, testing, and assembling guided and unguided munitions; or preparing and maintaining documentation and records for inventory management actions.
  • 2W091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W071. Also, experience is mandatory in managing functions such as accountable munitions material operations; munitions storage, maintenance, and assembly functions; munitions inspection; equipment maintenance; line delivery and handling functions; computing levels; automated data processing; or maintaining munitions material management accounts.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 2W031?

  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Buckley, Colorado
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Creech, Nevada
  • Dane Co Regional, Wisconsin
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort Worth NAS Jr, Texas
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Homestead, Florida
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Washington
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Kunsan, South Korea
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Livorno, Italy
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Malmstrom, Montana
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • McEntire, South Carolina
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Pope, North Carolina
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Travis, California
  • Vandenberg, California
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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