AMUs go warhead to head during load competition

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, sets the ejector feet on the loaded station of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, sets the ejector feet on the loaded station of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand at attention before a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand at attention before a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Airman Brittany Wade, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, loads an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the contest is to determine which team can most efficiently load munitions onto an A-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Airman Brittany Wade, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, loads an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the contest is to determine which team can most efficiently load munitions onto an A-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jamal Williams, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, inspects an AGM-65 Maverick missile before loading it onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jamal Williams, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, inspects an AGM-65 Maverick missile before loading it onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jamal Williams, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, utilizes a MHU-83 bomb loader to load an AGM-65 Maverick missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jamal Williams, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, utilizes a MHU-83 bomb loader to load an AGM-65 Maverick missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron check an AGM-65 Maverick missle for damage and serviceability during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron check an AGM-65 Maverick missle for damage and serviceability during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the competition is to determine which team can most efficiently load an A-10 with munitions with the least amount of deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the competition is to determine which team can most efficiently load an A-10 with munitions with the least amount of deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares the station of an A-10C Thunderbolt II for equipment download during a load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares the station of an A-10C Thunderbolt II for equipment download during a load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, performs a tooling accountability check during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edgar Baez-Lopez, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, performs a tooling accountability check during a weapons load crew competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. This quarter's weapons load crew competition was between the 354th, 357th and 924th aircraft maintenance units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Frye, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the competition is to determine which team can most efficiently load an A-10 with munitions with the least amount of deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Frye, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the competition is to determine which team can most efficiently load an A-10 with munitions with the least amount of deficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Frye, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects a missile rack after an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Frye, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects a missile rack after an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)