Load Crew of the Quarter contest

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Sisk, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, preps a triple ejector rack during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. Sisk was among the six Airmen that participated in the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan Barbour/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Sisk, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, preps a triple ejector rack during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. Sisk was among the six Airmen that participated in the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan Barbour/Released)

Airmen assigned to the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, work together to load a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Pavement II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. Load crew from the 354th AMU and the 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other for the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

Airmen assigned to the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, work together to load a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Pavement II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. Load crew from the 354th AMU and the 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other for the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bethany Lamb, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, places bolts in a computer control group during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. The winners of the contest were announced at the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron third Quarterly Awards ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan Barbour/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bethany Lamb, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, places bolts in a computer control group during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. The winners of the contest were announced at the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron third Quarterly Awards ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan Barbour/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Sisk, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, wires a control computer group of a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. The selected Airmen for the contest were hand-picked from their unit leadership to compete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Sisk, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, wires a control computer group of a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. The selected Airmen for the contest were hand-picked from their unit leadership to compete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Riley McIrvin, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons crew member, loads a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. During the contest, the load crews were evaluated on timeliness and deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Riley McIrvin, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons crew member, loads a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. During the contest, the load crews were evaluated on timeliness and deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carvalho, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons team chief, loads a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 2, 2015. The objective of the contest is to determine which team can load an A-10 with munitions the fastest with the least deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carvalho, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons team chief, loads a Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway II onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 2, 2015. The objective of the contest is to determine which team can load an A-10 with munitions the fastest with the least deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- Select Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other in a load crew of the quarter contest on the flightline, 2 Oct.

The six Airmen, formed into two load crews, were chosen to compete in the contest. The objective of the contest was to load GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II correctly in order to win the competition.

The Airmen from each squadron are chosen from their passing rates of quality assurance and monthly proficiency requirement loads.

"We all say 'Oh, I can do this better than you' and it's cool to finally go compete to see who is better," said Senior Airman Riley McIrvin, 924th AMXS weapons crew member.

During the contest, the Airmen were also evaluated on their Composite Tool Kits and maintaining dress and appearance.

"I definitely think the contest boosts morale," said Tech. Sgt. David Hink, 355th Maintenance Group loading standardization crew chief. "You have guys out there on the flightline busting their butts every day and it's nice to recognize them in some sort of way, especially the guys that are doing it right."

The 354th AMU load crew was announced as the winners of the LCOQ competition at the 355th AMXS third Quarter Awards ceremony, Oct. 9.

The LCOQ winners will be competing against one another during an annual load crew competition.