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April 18, 2014

Load Crews hone their skills during quarterly competition

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Airman 1st Class Ryan Anderson, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Armstrong, 57th AMXS Tomahawk AMU load crew team chief, inspect an MK-82 bomb during a load crew competition on the flightline April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions are held to sharpen Airmen’s skills while promoting camaraderie.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Airman 1st Class Akeem White, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, goes through his check list during a load crew competition on the flightline April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions are conducted quarterly to keep Airmen sharp and recognize superior performers.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Staff Sgt. David Uncangco, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an inert munition onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly load crew competition on the flightline, April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Six load crews competed against one another to determine which crew can correctly load weapons onto their respective aircraft with zero write-ups.

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Senior Airman Khanh Mai, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Eagle Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares inert munitions for loading during the quarterly load crew competition, April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The load crew competition between the various aircraft maintenance units helps ensure Airmen maintain their skills while also promoting friendly competition and camaraderie.

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Armstrong, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, and Airman 1st Class Ryan Anderson, 57th AMXS Tomahawk AMU load crew member, load an MK-82 bomb onto and F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition on the flightline April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen are graded on a written test, dress and appearance, their composite tool kit and the ability to load weapons onto the aircraft.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Melissa Bolanos-Alcala (front), 57th Aircraft Maintenance, Squadron, Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, 57th AMXS load crew team chief Staff Sgt. David Uncangco (middle), and 57th AMXS load crew member Airman 1st Class Bradley Meyer (back), load an inert AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a quarterly load crew competition on the flightline, April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions are held four times a year in addition to an annual competition to determine the best load crew.

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Spectators watch the load crew teams from the various aircraft maintenance units load weapons onto aircraft during the 57th Wing’s quarterly load crew competition, April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to the Airmen honing their skills, the load crew competition promotes camaraderie with friendly competition.




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