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44th & 67th AMUs participate in Load Crew of the Quarter Competition

Airman works under a fighter jet.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Lupton, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, tightens bolts underneath an F-15C Eagle while Senior Airman Brandon Carson, 18th Maintenance Group weapons standardization crew, watches during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition Oct. 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The competition is held every quarter and allows load crews from both the 67th and 44th AMUs to showcase their skills and abilities while loading the aircraft with munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

A maintainer tightens bolts.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief, secures an AIM-9 Air-to-Air Missile onto an F-15C Eagle Oct. 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Wigfall and his two teammates represented the 44th AMU in the 3rd Quarter’s Load Crew of the Quarter Competition between the 44th and 67th AMUs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Airmen load a munition.

From left, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Llaguno, 18th Maintenance Group weapons standardization crew, watches while Airman 1st Class Ruben Munoz-Tinoco, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th AMU weapons load crew team chief and Senior Airman Andrew Galloway, 44th AMU weapons load crew member, attach an AIM-9 Air-to-Air Missile onto an F-15C Eagle Oct. 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The three member team loaded munitions onto both sides of the fighter jet while being cheered on by a crowd of coworkers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Airmen carry munition.

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Galloway, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th AMU weapons load crew team chief and Airman 1st Class Ruben Munoz-Tinoco, 44th AMU weapons load crew member, carry an AIM-9 Air-to-Air Missile toward an F-15C Eagle Oct. 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The quick paced competition tests the knowledge and proficiency of the Airmen who participate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Airmen load a munition.

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Galloway, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th AMU weapons load crew team chief and Airman 1st Class Ruben Munoz-Tinoco, 44th AMU weapons load crew member, load an AIM-9 Air-to-Air Missile to an F-15C Eagle during the quarterly weapons load crew competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 30, 2020. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-15C Eagle as quickly and accurately as possible while members from the weapons standardization team watch to ensure safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Airmen load a munition.

From right, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victor Escarcega Morales, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, Airman 1st Class Austin Lupton, 67th AMU weapons load crew member, and Staff Sgt. Ridge Anderson, 67th AMU weapons load crew team chief, work together to load an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile to an F-15C Eagle during the quarterly weapons load crew competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 30, 2020. The weapons load competition is held between the 67th and 44th AMUs to determine the best weapons load crew members on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan --

Airmen from the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units participate in the Load Crew of the Quarter Competition Oct. 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The load crew competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-15C Eagle as quickly and accurately as possible.