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Spangdahlem Airmen compete for Load Crew of 3rd Quarter

Two U.S. Air Force load crews stand ready to begin the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Hangar 1 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2019. Load crews are not only tested on how fast and safely they can load the F-16 Fighting Falcon but also on their individual dress and appearance, their written knowledge and a tool box inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brooklynn Ashker, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member, left, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Bachman, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team chief, right, prepare to pickup an AGM-158 with an MJ-1 lift truck also known as "Jammer", during the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Hangar 1 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2019. Family, friends and members of the Spangdahlem community attended the competition to see which two teams Airmen would move on to the annual load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Klitzke, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member, drives an MJ-1 lift truck also known as "Jammer", to load an AGM-158 during the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Hangar 1 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2019. Every month, members from the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are tested on their performance, with the two best crews for the quarter competing in the quarterly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

A U.S. Air Force load crew load an AIM 9L/M, a dummy munition, during the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Hangar 1 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2019. The load crew competition required two teams of three Airmen to load weapons to the wings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

In red shirts from left to right, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brooklynn Ashker, Senior Airman Elizabeth Evans, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Bachman, load crew members, are handed a trophy from 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Group leadership for winning the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Hangar 1 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2019. The maximum time permitted for loading an AIM 9L/M and AGM-158 at Spangdahlem AB is 35 minutes. This load crew completed the competition in 18 minutes and 33 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Branden Rae)

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