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Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red and Blue teams begin to move bombs toward their respective aircraft during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team members perform pre-load checks on an Mk-82 during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team members lift an AIM-9X during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Atstupenas, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, guides an Mk-82 bomb into place during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. Atstupenas’s team is the reigning Team Eglin annual competition champion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

Airman 1st Class Kenneth Powell, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red, performs pre-load checks on an AIM-9X during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team members secure an Mk-82 bomb into place during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team members secure an AIM-9X during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

Senior Airman Joseph Soto, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, secures an Mk-82 bomb during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition

Airman 1st Class Summer Lankford, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red, secures an Mk-82 bomb during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Atstupenas, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue, completes his digital F-16 checklist during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. Atstupenas’s team is the reigning Team Eglin annual competition champion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Blue battles Red in final quarterly competition
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96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team members carry an AIM-9X during the fourth quarter weapons load competition Jan. 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-16 Blue Team defeated the F-15 Eagle Red Team in a competition to load an AIM-9X and an Mk-82 the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)