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"Jammer" Driver and Second Quarter Load Competition 2021

U.S. military member prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clayton Conklin, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, weapons load team member, attaches fins to an AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missile during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Weapons load crew Airmen provide safe, reliable and effective aircraft and munitions to remain mission-capable in order to deter our adversaries in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Myers (left), a weapons load team chief, Senior Airmen Victor Odom (center) and Clayton Conklin (right), weapons load team members, from the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. These competitions allow teams to test their abilities against one another in quickly preparing mission-ready aircraft to defend against and deter adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Botterill (left), a weapons load team chief, Airmen 1st Class Braedon Sauer (center) and Cole Rounds (right), weapons load team members, from the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. It takes three members to prepare the aircraft, checklist the technical orders and attach the weapons onto the aircraft during the load competition as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force weapons load team members, from the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, attach an AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon and review technical orders during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 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 Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Myers, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load team chief, secures a training GBU-31, a guided bomb, to the weapons sub-assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Load crews from the 13th and 14th AMU take part in this competition, ensuring readiness and proper munitions handling in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Myers, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team chief, tightens screws on a training GBU-31 guided bomb during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. This event aids in enhancing both teams readiness, performance and technical abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military members prepares munitions to be loaded and ready for an F-16.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Braedon Sauer, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, during the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Expert weapons technicians evaluate participants from both teams on various aspects such as safety, accuracy, tool accountability and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

U.S. military member operates a vehicle in reverse while it carries a cup of water.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Hanna, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, weapons load crew member, operates an MJ-1 standard lift truck through cones during the second quarter “Jammer” driver competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. 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 Leon Redfern)

Japanese military member operates a vehicle to pick up a cup of water.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airman 1st Class Moeko Yanagida, 3rd Air Wing, armament flight member, lifts a cup of water while operating an MJ-1 standard lift truck during the second quarter “Jammer” driver competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. During the competition, the participants maneuvered the MJ-1 through cones and uneven terrain, while attempting to carry a cup of water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

Group of military members hold a trophy in front of an F-16.
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Airmen with the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) celebrate with their leadership after winning the second quarter load crew competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. The 13th and 14th AMUs take part in this competition to ensure readiness and proper munitions handling while racing against the clock and opponents. The 14th AMU weapons load crew Airmen won the trophy after being assessed on their performance, time and weapons-load technical abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

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Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Airman 1st Class Miura Takuho, 3rd Air Wing, armament flight member, receives an award after winning the second quarter “Jammer” driver competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. The competition assessed U.S. and JASDF airmen’s abilities to quickly and properly operate an MJ-1 through driving obstacles in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

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