AMUs compete for the Load Crew of the Year

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, signals to Senior Airman Edward Bennett, 44th AMU load crew member, while loading an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This competition featured four teams competing for the 18th Wing’s best load crew of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, signals to Senior Airman Edward Bennett, 44th AMU load crew member, while loading an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This competition featured four teams competing for the 18th Wing’s best load crew of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Abbey, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, attaches a blade of an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load the munition onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Abbey, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, attaches a blade of an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load the munition onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit attach an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This event is a loading competition between weapons load crews from the 44th AMU and 67th AMU. Every year, the top weapons load crew team from each quarter competes for the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Carson, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, attaches a blade of an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load the munition onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Senior Airman Edward Bennett, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, secure an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Every year, the top weapons load crew team from each quarter competes for the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit attaches an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This event is a loading competition between weapons load crews from the 44th and 67th AMUs. Every year, the top weapons load crew team from each quarter competes for the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Carson (left), 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Senior Airman Edward Bennett (right), 44th AMU load crew member, secure an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. During the competition, the 67th and 44th AMUs competed to see who is the best 2019 weapons load crew team within the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Abbey (left), 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Staff Sgt. James Whelan (right), 67th AMU load crew chief, secure an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This event is a loading competition between weapons load crews from the 44th AMU and 67th AMU. Every year, the top weapons load crew team from each quarter competes for the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Abbey (left), 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Staff Sgt. James Whelan (right), 67th AMU load crew chief, secure an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This event is a loading competition between weapons load crews from the 44th AMU and 67th AMU. Every year, the top weapons load crew team from each quarter competes for the annual Weapons Load Crew of the Year title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work together during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. During the competition, the 67th and 44th AMUs competed to see who is the best 2019 weapons load crew team within the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, signals to Senior Airman Edward Bennett, 44th AMU load crew member, while loading an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This competition featured four teams competing for the 18th Wing’s best load crew of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, loads an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This competition featured four teams competing for the 18th Wing’s best load crew of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chinh Nguyen (left), 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Wolf (right), 67th AMU load crew member, secure an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load the munition onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work together during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. The competition was between four AMU crew teams testing their ability to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. The three man crew must work together in sequence to secure the munition to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work together during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Weapons Load crew competitions are held each quarter and annually in order to boost morale and highlight superior performers among the load crew teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gerald Casteel (left), 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Whitford (right), 44th AMU load crew member, load an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. This competition featured four teams competing for the 18th Wing’s best load crew of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Carson, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, loads an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an MJ-1C lift truck during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. The competition was between four AMU crew teams testing their ability to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. The three man crew must work together in sequence to secure the munition to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work together during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Weapons Load crew competitions are held each quarter and annually in order to boost morale and highlight superior performers among the load crew teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Abbey, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-15C Eagle during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Wigfall (left), 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief, and Senior Airman Edward Bennett (right), 44th AMU load crew member, check the blades of an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. During the competition, the 67th and 44th AMUs competed to see who is the best 2019 weapons load crew team within the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Wolf, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-15C Eagle during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Each team must load an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile onto an F-15C Eagle aircraft with speed and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Whitford, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, prepares an F-15C Eagle during the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. The competition was between four AMU crew teams testing their ability to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. The three man crew must work together in sequence to secure the munition to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

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