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2nd Quarterly Load Crew Competition

Airman 1st Class Nathan Martinez, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load an inert bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Nathan Martinez, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load an inert bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 308th AMU crew was one of six teams that competed to see who could safely load their respective aircraft with inert munitions in the least amount of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Airman 1st Class Calvin Henderson, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, works with his team to prepare an inert bomb to be loaded onto an F-35A Lighting II July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Calvin Henderson, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, works with his team to prepare an inert bomb to be loaded onto an F-35A Lighting II July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Seven different aircraft maintenance units from Team Luke participated in the competition which tested the team’s proficiency, overall time and safety procedures to load munitions onto their respective aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Staff Sgt. Kevin McCain, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, handles an inert bomb July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Kevin McCain, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, handles an inert bomb July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. McCain was a part of a three-person team competing in the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition, against six other teams to see who could safely load munitions onto their aircraft in the least amount of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Airman 1st Class Michael Zambrano, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member (center), loads an inert bomb onto a jammer with his team member, Staff Sgt. Kevin McCain, 63rd AMU load crew team chief July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Michael Zambrano, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member (center), loads an inert bomb onto a jammer with his team member, Staff Sgt. Kevin McCain, 63rd AMU load crew team chief July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Three members from the 63rd AMU competed in the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition against various AMUs to see who could safely load munitions on their aircraft in the least amount of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Airman 1st Class Ryan Elmer, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives a jammer during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition, July 18, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Elmer, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives a jammer during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition, July 18, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 309th is one of seven teams that competed loading munitions on the F-16 Fighting Falcon or F-35A Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

Staff Sgt. Katrina Stuhl, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, loads a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon, July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Katrina Stuhl, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, loads a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon, July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Stuhl was part of a three-person team representing the 310th AMU at the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

ME-2 Teo Choh Hwai, 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for munition loading at July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

ME-2 Teo Choh Hwai, 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for munition loading at July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Choh Hwai and his team bested six other teams to win first place in the 2nd Quarterly Load Crew Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Senior Airman Talon Nichols, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, maneuvers a jammer into position to a load an inert bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II, July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Senior Airman Talon Nichols, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, maneuvers a jammer into position to a load an inert bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II, July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The load crew competition is designed to encourage competition among load crew members and enable them to display the high efficiency at which they operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Staff Sgt. Jeromie Gathers, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, makes adjustments to an inert bomb July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Jeromie Gathers, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, makes adjustments to an inert bomb July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Gathers was taking part in the 2nd Quarterly Load Crew Competition, in which teams of three load F-35 Lightning IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons with inert munitions to compete for the shortest time and with the least mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

ME-2 Eswaran Thiagarajah, 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives an inert bomb into position to be loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition at July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
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ME-2 Eswaran Thiagarajah, 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives an inert bomb into position to be loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition at July 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Seven teams from different AMUs competed to load F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-35A Lightning IIs with the team from the 425th AMU earning the top spot for this quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai)

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