Ready, set, load! 52nd AMXS load crews compete

Evaluators observe Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, right, both 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, as Edson positions the MJ-IC jammer boom during the 52nd Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition Nov. 10, 2016. The load crew competition required two teams of three competing members to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

Evaluators observe Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, right, both 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, as Edson positions the MJ-IC jammer boom during the 52nd Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition Nov. 10, 2016. The load crew competition required two teams of three competing members to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Morley, right, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, loads an inert weapon on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The competition consisted of two teams competing against each other to load weapons quickly and accurately. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Morley, right, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, loads an inert weapon on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The competition consisted of two teams competing against each other to load weapons quickly and accurately. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Winker, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, identifies parts before loading inert weapons during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and coworkers watched as two teams competed against each other for a spot in the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Winker, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, identifies parts before loading inert weapons during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and coworkers watched as two teams competed against each other for a spot in the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, right, both 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, members of one of the load competition teams work to load a dummy weapon on to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and members of the Spangdahlem community attended the competition to see which of the two teams of three maintenance Airmen would move on to the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, right, both 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, members of one of the load competition teams work to load a dummy weapon on to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and members of the Spangdahlem community attended the competition to see which of the two teams of three maintenance Airmen would move on to the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Alcala, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons systems specialist and load crew competition team member, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The load crew competition required two teams of three competing members to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Alcala, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons systems specialist and load crew competition team member, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The load crew competition required two teams of three competing members to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, prepares a dummy missile before loading it to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and members of the Spangdahlem community attended the competition to see which of the two teams of three maintenance Airmen would move on to the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, prepares a dummy missile before loading it to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Nov. 10, 2016. Family, friends and members of the Spangdahlem community attended the competition to see which of the two teams of three maintenance Airmen would move on to the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Winker, center, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, and Tech. Sgt. Robert Morely, left, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, load inert missiles on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Load crew members competed against the clock and each other to load an F-16 with fewer discrepancies than their competitor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Winker, center, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, and Tech. Sgt. Robert Morely, left, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, load inert missiles on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. Load crew members competed against the clock and each other to load an F-16 with fewer discrepancies than their competitor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Craig Brandenburg, left, 52nd Maintenance Group wing weapons manager, congratulates the winning Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew members during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The competition consisted of two teams, each with three load crew members, competing for a spot in the annual load competition.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Craig Brandenburg, left, 52nd Maintenance Group wing weapons manager, congratulates the winning Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew members during the quarterly weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The competition consisted of two teams, each with three load crew members, competing for a spot in the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Evaluators observe Staff Sgt. Daniel Vazquez, left, and Airman 1st Class Christian Edson, right, both 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons systems specialist, as Edson positions the MJ-IC jammer boom during the 52nd Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition Nov. 10, 2016. The load crew competition required two teams of three competing members to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)