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AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Load crew members of the 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (left) and 334th AMU battle head-to-head to load a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The crews were allotted 20 minutes to successfully complete their loads, with points being deducted for each minute past the mark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Staff Sgt. Niquita Newton reviews a technical order and briefs her team prior to the start of the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Crews from each of the squadron’s four aircraft maintenance units competed to see who could load two different munitions to an F-15E Strike Eagle in the fastest time while committing the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Airman 1st Class Isaac Cde Baca, 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-15E Strike Eagle for munitions load during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 335th AMU won the competition, scoring 690 out of a possible 1,000 points, and finished with a time of 20:58. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Staff Sgt. Lavar Mingo (left), 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Victoria Dunbar, 334th AMU load crew member, work together to load an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Three-member crews from each AMU are hand-selected to represent their respective unit in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Airman 1st Class Victoria Dunbar, 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, installs the fins on an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The AIM-120 is an air-to-air tactical missile with all-weather, beyond-visual-range capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Members of the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew work together to load GBU-31 joint direct attack munition during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The GBU-31 is a guided air-to-surface weapon autonomously navigates to the designated target coordinates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, reviews a technical order after loading two munitions during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 336th AMU finished the competition in second place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

Members of the 333rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit celebrate at the conclusion of the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The competition is designed to test the load crew members’ job performance and knowledge, as well as their ability to communicate in a high-stress environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

AMUs square off in quarterly load crew competition

The Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter trophy is on display during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Members from each represented unit come out to cheer on their designated crews as they vie for the trophy and bragging rights for the next three months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Load crew members of the 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (left) and 334th AMU battle head-to-head to load a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition during the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s quarterly load crew competition, July 13, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The crews were allotted 20 minutes to successfully complete their loads, with points being deducted for each minute past the mark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)
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