Local

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.

DT1
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.

DT8
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.

DT5
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.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Chaplains help build relationships

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., ...
 
 

New commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force

To all of the 12th Air Force community, Happy holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are excited to join this outstanding 12th Air Force community. I cannot adequately express how honored and humbled I feel to join this community as the commander. I certainly appreciate the exceptional efforts of General and Mrs....
 

 

COMACC lands at Nellis for USAFWS graduation

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, is greeted by, and talks with, Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, after arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 11. Carlisle attended the U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduation ceremony as the guest speaker.
 
 
ammos

AMMOS CSC class 15A graduates

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf (center), commander of the 159th Maintenance Squadron from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., is named the distinguished graduate o...
 
 

Healthy, productive ways to cope with holiday stress

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the holiday season quickly approaches, many Airmen become stressed when they try to figure out how to deal with visiting families, preparing large meals and buying gifts for loved ones. For others, stress can manifest because this could be their first time away from family during the holidays. Different...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin