First quarter load crew competition

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Airmen, assigned to the 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The quarterly events allow Airmen to exhibit their teamwork on a competitive platform, while providing conditions to spark the sense of urgency and attention to detail that are imperative for Airmen to destroy enemies downrange.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Airman 1st Class Alexander Evans, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, secures a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. Three teams competed against each other to determine which one could load munitions onto an A-10 with minimal errors in the least amount of time possible.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Airman 1st Class Alexander Evans, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, secures a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. Three teams from the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units competed against each other to determine which one could load munitions onto an A-10 with minimal errors in the least amount of time possible.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Staff Sgt. Christopher Ouellet, 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team member, secures a Guided Bomb Unit-38 to be loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The quarterly events allow Airmen to exhibit their teamwork on a competitive platform, while providing conditions to spark the sense of urgency and attention to detail that are imperative for Airmen to destroy enemies downrange.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Staff Sgt. Christopher Ouellet, Airman 1st Class Erik Wiley and Zachary Rhodes, 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team members, load an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The load crews were required to complete their assigned tasks in accordance with their technical orders in the least amount of time possible)
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Airman 1st Class Zachary Rhodes and Staff. Sgt. Christopher Ouellet, 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team members, prepare to load a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The load crews were required to complete their assigned tasks in accordance with their technical orders in the least amount of time possible.
 
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Ouellet, Airman 1st Class Erik Wiley and Zachary Rhodes, 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team members, check tool accountability before a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. Airmen from each load crew team were handpicked by their leadership to participate in the competition.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Chief Master Sgt. Theodis Bell, 355th Maintenance Group weapons manager, addresses three weapons teams before a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The three competing teams were the 354th, 357th and the 924th aircraft maintenance units.