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Testing skills: Third quarter load competition

Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group, Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load an F-35A Lightning II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Lightning AMU is responsible
for the aircraft maintenance of the F-35A Lightning
II at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group, Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load an F-35A Lightning II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Lightning AMU is responsible for the aircraft maintenance of the F-35A Lightning II at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Airmen from the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit look over
their checklist to load an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Raptor AMU is responsible for the maintenance of the F-22s on Nellis AFB.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Airmen from the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit look over their checklist to load an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Raptor AMU is responsible for the maintenance of the F-22s on Nellis AFB.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secures a weapons cart during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. During the competition, load crew members are evaluated on a written test, dress and appearance inspection, composite tool kit  inspection, and the weapons load. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secures a weapons cart during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. During the competition, load crew members are evaluated on a written test, dress and appearance inspection, composite tool kit inspection, and the weapons load. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Aircraft that will be used during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition sit on the flightline before the competition begins at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct.
7. Load crews were chosen for their outstanding duty performance and exceptional loading ability during the friendly competition between F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35 and A-10 crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Aircraft that will be used during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition sit on the flightline before the competition begins at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Load crews were chosen for their outstanding duty performance and exceptional loading ability during the friendly competition between F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35 and A-10 crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman assigned to the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit checks a loaded munition on an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The quarterly competition highlights Airmen for their loading skill and duty performance.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman assigned to the Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit checks a loaded munition on an F-22 Raptor during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The quarterly competition highlights Airmen for their loading skill and duty performance.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Staff Sgt. Johnathan Fulbright, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads munitions onto an F-15 Eagle during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity to display their warfighting skills to their peers and superiors.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Staff Sgt. Johnathan Fulbright, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads munitions onto an F-15 Eagle during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity to display their warfighting skills to their peers and superiors.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Daryl Speaks, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons expeditor, checks the panels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Daryl Speaks, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons expeditor, checks the panels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman checks munitions during the third quarter load competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 07, 2016. Crews are inspected on their dress and appearance, orderliness of their tool boxes, the weapons load, and a written test to determine the 57th Maintenance Group’s best weapons load crew of the quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman checks munitions during the third quarter load competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 07, 2016. Crews are inspected on their dress and appearance, orderliness of their tool boxes, the weapons load, and a written test to determine the 57th Maintenance Group’s best weapons load crew of the quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Jake Taeschler, 57th Maintenance Group, evaluates the loading of an F-15 Eagle during the quarterly weapons load competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 07, 2016. In addition to recognizing superior performers, load crew competitions also help keep weapons loaders’ skills sharp and ready for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Senior Airman Jake Taeschler, 57th Maintenance Group, evaluates the loading of an F-15 Eagle during the quarterly weapons load competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 07, 2016. In addition to recognizing superior performers, load crew competitions also help keep weapons loaders’ skills sharp and ready for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. --

The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group.

 

Load crews were chosen for their outstanding duty performance and exceptional loading ability during the friendly competition between F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35 and A-10 crews.

 

During the competition, load crew members are evaluated on a written test, dress and appearance inspection, composite tool kit inspection, and the weapons load.

 

The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity to display their war fighting skills to their peers and superiors.

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