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The fourth quarter load competition teams stand at ease prior to the event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. The Airmen raced against the clock to gauge which team could accurately and efficiently load inert munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It’s important for Airmen to practice this skill in order to be prepared if a real world scenario was to occur. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

The fourth quarter load competition teams stand at ease prior to the event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. The Airmen raced against the clock to gauge which team could accurately and efficiently load inert munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It’s important for Airmen to practice this skill in order to be prepared if a real world scenario was to occur. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mario Robinson, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an inert munition during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Team Misawa Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take part in this friendly competition ensuring readiness and proper munition handling while racing against the clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mario Robinson, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects an inert munition during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Team Misawa Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take part in this friendly competition, ensuring readiness and proper munition handling while racing against the clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Misawa Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect inert munitions during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Expert weapons technicians evaluate participants on various aspects such as safety, accuracy, tool accountability and dress and appearance. Together, both AMU’s contribute to the mission by supporting the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Misawa Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units inspect inert munitions during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Expert weapons technicians evaluate participants on various aspects such as safety, accuracy, tool accountability and dress and appearance. Together, both AMUs contribute to the mission by supporting the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Schoepp, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, tightens a bolt on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. The competition assessed various Airmen’s abilities to quickly and properly arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon with inert munitions, which can range from two 2,000 lb bombs to two AIM-120s or AIM-9s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Schoepp, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, tightens a bolt on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. The competition assessed Airmen’s abilities to quickly and properly arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon with inert munitions, which can range from two 2,000 lb bombs to two AIM-120s or AIM-9s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

A box with the words “Impulse Carts” sits on a work station during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Airmen use various tools and equipment are used during this competition to complete the mission of arming an F-16 Fighting Falcon while racing against the clock and an opposing team. This event aids in enhancing Airmen’s readiness, performance and technical abilities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

A box with the words “Impulse Carts” sits on a work station during the fourth quarter weapons load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18, 2019. Airmen use various tools and equipment during this competition to complete the mission of arming an F-16 Fighting Falcon while racing against the clock and an opposing team. This event aids in enhancing Airmen’s readiness, performance and technical abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

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