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Misawa Air Base’s first quarter load competition of 2021

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit receive a trophy after winning the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit receive a trophy after winning the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021. Competitors raced to see who could effectively and efficiently equip their aircraft to be named the load crew of the quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla Faragher, and Senior Airman Victor Odom, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, align ammunition to attach it onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla Faragher, and Senior Airman Victor Odom, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, align ammunition to attach it onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021. Load crews competed to showcase their ability to effectively and efficiently load weapons onto aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Gonzalez, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, reviews technical orders during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Gonzalez, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, reviews technical orders during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021. Technical orders are checklists Airmen are required to follow to ensure all procedures are completed properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman JoAnn Morgan, Senior Airman Ryan Robins and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Gonzales, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to equipping weapons onto it during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman JoAnn Morgan, Senior Airman Ryan Robins and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Gonzales, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to equipping weapons onto it during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021. This competition demonstrated the load crew’s ability to load munitions quickly, safely and effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla Faragher, Senior Airman Victor Odom and Senior Airman Bruno Dusabe, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, stand ready to load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla Faragher, Senior Airman Victor Odom and Senior Airman Bruno Dusabe, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel, stand ready to load munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 23, 2021. The 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crews quickly produce mission ready aircraft to defend against and deter adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

U.S. Air Force Airmen equip tools they’ll need throughout the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen equip tools they’ll need throughout the first quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, April 23, 2021. Load crews from the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed against each other to quickly and properly load munitions onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

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