Weapons Department personnel work in the realm of ordnance and firepower. The Division Officers, Chiefs, Petty Officers, designated Airman, and Seaman operate and maintain all of the various ship weapon systems. The department is also responsible for the security, stowage, breakout, issue, and shipment of all conventional weapons and explosive devices onboard. The Sailors within Weapons also maintain and operate the ship’s weapons elevators, magazine sprinkler systems, and the small arms self-defense weapons. Personnel also assemble, test, maintain bombs, missiles, torpedoes, aircraft gun and small arms ammunition that are issued and loaded on all Naval Aircraft attached to the Ship.