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Samurais overtake Panthers in Misawa's 3rd quarter load competition

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica Ho, center, a load crew member, smiles while holding up the 14th Fighter Squadron call sign, “wood,” while Airman 1st Class Aaron Yogi, left, a load crew member, and Staff Sgt.Thad Hansen, right, a load crew chief, laugh during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Ho, Yogi and Hansen serve with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and won the competition after receiving 10 less demerits than the 13th AMU. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica Ho, center, a load crew member, smiles while holding up the 14th Fighter Squadron call sign, “wood,” while Airman 1st Class Aaron Yogi, left, a load crew member, and Staff Sgt.Thad Hansen, right, a load crew chief, laugh during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Ho, Yogi and Hansen serve with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and won the competition after receiving 10 fewer demerits than the 13th AMU. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Yogi, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, performs a mechanical inspection with a pin during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. This crucial step ensures loaded munitions are properly secured onto the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Yogi, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, performs a mechanical inspection with a pin during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. This crucial step ensures loaded munitions are properly secured onto the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Armaments sit on a stationary platform during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could accurately and efficiently load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Armaments sit on a stationary platform during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could accurately and efficiently load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, left, and Airman 1st Class Cody Wilson, center, both weapons load crew members, and Staff Sgt. Branden Goodrich, a load crew team chief, all with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, pose for a photo during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition, Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could efficiently and accurately load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, left, and Airman 1st Class Cody Wilson, center, both weapons load crew members, and Staff Sgt. Branden Goodrich, a load crew team chief, all with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, pose for a photo during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition, Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could efficiently and accurately load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an armament during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Team Misawa members from the 13th AMU and 14th AMU compete every quarter on their ability to quickly and properly arm their respective aircrafts with munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an armament during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Team Misawa members from the 13th AMU and 14th AMU compete every quarter on their ability to quickly and properly arm their respective aircraft with munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Branden Goodrich, left, a load crew team chief, and Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, right, a load crew member, both with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, review technical orders during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition, Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could efficiently and accurately load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Branden Goodrich, left, a load crew team chief, and Senior Airman Travonne Lindsay, right, a load crew member, both with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, review technical orders during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. During the competition, Airmen raced against the clock to see which team could efficiently and accurately load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Team Misawa members with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units work on their respective aircrafts during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. The competition participants received judgments on safety infractions, munition reliability, tool accountability and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Team Misawa members with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units work on their respective aircrafts during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. The competition participants received assessments on safety infractions, munition reliability, tool accountability and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica Ho, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives a MJ-1 standard lift truck during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Airmen use this rear-steered transportation device to align bomb lugs into the bomb rack hooks on F-16 Fighting Falcons, requiring absolute concentration and attention to detail to prevent aircraft damage while racing against the clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica Ho, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, drives a MJ-1 standard lift truck during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. Airmen use this rear-steered transportation device to align bomb lugs into the bomb rack hooks on F-16 Fighting Falcons, requiring absolute concentration and attention to detail to prevent aircraft damage while racing against the clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Team Misawa Airmen competed in the quarterly load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9.

This competition assessed 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 14th AMU load members' ability to quickly and properly arm F-16 Fighting Falcons with munitions.