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Weapons Load Competition Q4

Senior Airman Nathan Smith, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, inspects a Mk-82 during the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Staff Sgt. Walter Larrea, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, watches a Mk-82 bomb move into place at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

The 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team pick up an AIM-9 at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Airman 1st Class Heriberto Perez, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, prepares his F-16 at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Staff Sgt. Walter Larrea, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, performs last-minute checks on his F-16 at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Airman 1st Class Heriberto Perez, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, guides a Mk-82 into place at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Senior Airman Nathan Smith, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, inspects an AIM-9 during the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Weapons Load Competition Q4

Staff Sgt. Walter Larrea, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, prepares his F-16 for a Mk-82 bomb load at the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition Jan. 17, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Red Team defeated the F-16 Blue Team in a competition to load an AIM-9 and a Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)