Testing skills: Third Quarter Load Competition

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Aircraft that will be used during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition sit on the flightline before the competition begins at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Load crews were chosen for their outstanding duty performance and exceptional loading ability during the friendly competition between F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35 and A-10 crews.
 
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An Airman from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secures a weapons cart during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. During the competition, load crew members are evaluated on a written test, dress and appearance inspection, composite tool kit inspection, and the weapons load.
 
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Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group, Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load an F-35A Lightning II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Lightning AMU is responsible for the aircraft maintenance of
the F-35A Lightning II at Nellis AFB.
 
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An Airman assigned to the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit checks a loaded munition on an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The quarterly competition highlights Airmen for their loading skill and duty performance.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Tech. Sgt. Daryl Speaks, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons expeditor, checks the panels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Staff Sgt. Johnathan Fulbright, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads munitions onto an F-15 Eagle during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity
to display their warfighting skills to their peers and superiors.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit look over their checklist to load an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Raptor AMU is responsible for the maintenance of the F-22s on Nellis AFB.

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