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Weapons Load Competition

Senior Airman Chad Perkins, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, checks a connector on an AIM-9 during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Senior Airman Jeremy Noel, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, ensures the AIM-9 missile is in the correct position on the F-15 during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Senior Airman Chad Perkins, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, performs preload checks on an F-15 during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Staff Sgt. Aldous Lockwood, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, secures a fin to an AIM-120 during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Staff Sgt. Aldous Lockwood, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, performs preload checks on an F-15 during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Senior Airman Jeremy Noel, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, performs preflight checks on an F-15 rail during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition

Staff Sgt. Aldous Lockwood, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red Crew, reviews his F-15 checklist during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The annual competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen and identifies the load crew of the year. The winning crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons load competition

Staff Sgt. Damon Bryant, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron red crew, operates the fine control to position an MK-82 bomb during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. F-16 Blue and F-15 Red AMU crews competed for the 2017 load crew of the year title and bragging rights by loading missiles and a bomb on aircraft the quickest with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Weapons load competition

Senior Airman Troy Carpenter, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron red crew, attaches a fin to an AIM-120 missile during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. F-16 Blue and F- 15 Red AMU crews competed for the 2017 load crew of the year title and bragging rights by loading missiles and a bomb on aircraft the quickest with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Weapons load competition
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Staff Sgt. Damon Bryant and Senior Airman Troy Carpenter, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, operate the fine control to position an AIM-120 missile during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. F-16 Blue and F-15 Red AMU crews competed for the 2017 load crew of the year title and bragging rights by loading missiles and a bomb on aircraft the quickest with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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Senior Airman Aubrey Sloan, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron red crew, releases a latch safing pin during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. F-16 Blue and F- 15 Red AMU crews competed for the 2017 load crew of the year title and bragging rights by loading missiles and a bomb on aircraft the quickest with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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Staff Sgt. James Schmeits, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Group, evaluates a missile load during a weapons load competition Feb. 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. F-16 Blue and F-15 Red AMU crews competed for the 2017 load crew of the year title and bragging rights by loading missiles and a bomb on aircraft the quickest with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)