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Airman 1st Class Sharone Stafford and Staff Sgt. Giovanni Bufalini-Balla, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team, adjust the sway braces on the MAU-12 bomb rack during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.

Airman 1 st Class Cameron Alexander, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, makes adjustments to a Joint Direct Attack Munition to ensure stability during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

annual weapons load competition

Airman 1st Class Einstein Fernandez, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team, prepares the BRU-47 bomb rack for loading operations, during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

annual weapons load competition

The 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team guides a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition to the bomb rack during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.

Airman 1st Class Jacob May, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile before loading as Staff Sgt. Kyndle Lee, 96th AMXS weapons standardization, evaluates during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

annual weapons load competition

Senior Airman Joshua Harless, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team, performs munitions preparation on the GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.

Staff Sgt. Michael Velasco, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief, reviews a checklist and technical data during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapon load crews clap as members are introduced during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

annual weapons load competition

Airman 1st Class Sharone Stafford, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team, prepares the MAU-12 bomb rack for loading operations during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

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The 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team loads a GBU-31 bomb on an F-15 Eagle during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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A 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue crew members stands at the ready during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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Airman 1st Class Chad Perkins, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red team, completes his checklist during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue Crew, Cobra II adjusts a Joint Direct Attack Munition during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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Staff Sgt. Michael Velasco, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief, adjusts a Joint Direct Attack Munition during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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Senior Airman, Joseph Soto Valentin, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares the bomb rack to load a munition during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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Airman 1st Class Austin Cordon, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, operates a bomb lift during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews compete during the annual weapons load competition for the title of Best Load Crew Of The Year. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March.
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Senior Airman, Joseph Soto Valentin, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, secures a munition on the bomb rack during the 96th AMXS’s annual weapons load competition Feb. 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The fast-paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen. The winning load crew is scheduled to be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)