HomeNewsArticle Display

ArticleCS - Article View

Gobbling up the competition

Turkey Shoot

Staff Sgt. James Smith, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missles during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen competed to load two AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and one AIM-9X heat seeking missile as fast as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Turkey Shoot

Members of the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit carry an AIM-9X heat seeking missle during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 44th and 67th AMU competed head-to-head for bragging rights on which unit has the fastest load crew at Kadena Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Turkey Shoot

Tech. Sgt. Jarrid Bartoy, 18th Maintenance Group quality assurance, inspects the cockpit of an F-15 during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen competed to load two AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and one AIM-9X heat seeking missile as fast as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Turkey Shoot

Airman 1st Class Devan Dempsey, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares ammunition during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen competed to load two AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and one AIM-9X heat seeking missile as fast as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Turkey Shoot

Staff Sgt. James Smith, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, loads an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missle during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen competed to load two AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and one AIM-9X heat seeking missile as fast as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. James Smith, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missles during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen competed to load two AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and one AIM-9X heat seeking missile as fast as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)