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57th MXG hosts 3rd quarter load crew competition

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6, 2017. Small teams worked together to load multiple large munitions on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6, 2017. Small teams worked together to load multiple large munitions on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group prepares a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple squadrons participated in the competition which tested their speed and accuracy when loading munitions onto an aircraft. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group checks his gear before assembling munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each team was tested on their timeliness and accuracy while loading and unloading munitions on their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group checks his gear before assembling munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each team was tested on their timeliness and accuracy while loading and unloading munitions on their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Multiple squadrons from the 57th Maintenance Group participated in a load crew competition Oct. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Airmen worked in small teams to load and unload munitions from their assigned aircraft.

From performing pre-checks to loading, securing and unloading the munitions, each team member played a specific role during the competition.

The load crews were evaluated on their accuracy and timeliness while loading and unloading the munitions.

The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th MXG the opportunity to display their weapons loading skills to their peers and superiors.

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