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July 19, 2013

Load crews flex muscles in contest

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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooper, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons team chief, directs an MJ1 bomb lift loaded with a GB-12 armament driven by Airman 1st Class Jeremy Gooding, 62nd AMU weapons team, during a load crew competition July 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The objective of the competition is to finish with the fastest time with no safety violations.

 
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Load crew members from the 62nd AMU carry an AIM 9 L/M armament to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the competition. Each team loaded three different armaments.

 
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Staff Sgt. Kyle Parker, 310th AMU weapons team chief, loads a GB-12 armament onto an MJ1 bomb lift driven by Staff Sgt. Alicia Williams, 310th AMU weapons load crew member, during the competition. Competitors were challenged to load various armaments to an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

 
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Senior Airman Angel Frimel, 62nd AMU load crew member, grabs tools from the load crew competition. Competitions occur quarterly and feature members from each aircraft maintenance unit.

 
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Staff Sgt. Kyle Parker, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons team chief, screws fins onto a GB-12 armament during the competition at Luke.




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