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The 13th AMU Panthers take the win in Misawa’s third quarter load competition

Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a photo with their leadership after winning the third quarter load crew competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The 13th and 14th AMU take part in this friendly competition, ensuring readiness and proper munitions handling while racing against the clock and opponents. The 13th AMU weapons load crew Airmen took home the trophy after being assessed on their performance and weapons load technical abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a photo with their leadership after winning the third quarter load crew competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The 13th and 14th AMUs take part in this friendly competition to ensure readiness and proper-munitions handling while racing against the clock and opponents. The 13th AMU weapons load crew Airmen took home the trophy after being assessed on their performance and weapons-load technical abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Randles, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, operates an MJ-1 standard lift truck during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The truck transports, loads and unloads munitions and supplies, and is able to lift approximately 3,000 pounds. The MJ-1, also known as a “jammer”, serves as the standard U. S. Air Force bomb loading vehicle since the 1950s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Randles, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, operates an MJ-1 standard lift truck during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The truck transports, loads and unloads munitions and supplies, and is able to lift approximately 3,000 pounds. The MJ-1, also known as a “jammer”, has served as the standard U. S. Air Force bomb-loading vehicle since the 1950s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. Weapons load crew Airmen provide safe, reliable and effective aircraft and munitions to remain mission-capable and help deter our advisories in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. Weapons load crew Airmen provide safe, reliable and effective aircraft and munitions to remain mission-capable and help deter our adversaries in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Attendees watch the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The event provided Airmen an opportunity to perform their munition loading skills to the best of their abilities for an audience while racing against the clock. Approximately 60 people attended including friends, family, coworkers and wing leadership to cheer and encourage their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Attendees watch the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The event provided Airmen an opportunity to perform their munition loading skills to the best of their abilities for an audience while racing against the clock. Approximately 60 people attended, including friends, family, coworkers and wing leadership to cheer and encourage their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect inert munitions during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019.Weapon technicians evaluate participants on various aspects such as safety, accuracy, tool accountability and dress and appearance. The competition tested the ability of Airmen to quickly and precisely carry out the mission of power projection in the Indo- Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units inspect inert munitions during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. Weapons technicians evaluate participants on various aspects of each unit's performance, to include safety, accuracy, tool accountability and dress and appearance. The competition tested Airmen's ability to quickly and precisely carry out the mission of power projection in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travonne Lindsay, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects inert munition during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The competition assessed Airmen’s abilities to quickly and properly arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon with inert munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travonne Lindsay, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an inert munition during the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The competition assessed Airmen’s abilities to quickly and properly arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon with inert munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed in the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25.

 

The competition assessed the Airmen’s ability to quickly and properly arm F-16 Fighting Falcons with munitions while racing against the clock and each other.