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Load Crew Competition of the Quarter

This event gave the munitions and weapons teams the ability to practice their skills and compete against each other.

Airmen assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in the 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew of the 2nd quarter Competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 10, 2021. This event gave the munitions and weapons teams the ability to practice their skills and compete against each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

This event consists of building and loading weapons onto the F-16 and A-10 aircraft.

Airman First Class Kyle Seale, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on the A-10 build team at the 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew of the 2nd Quarter Competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 10, 2021. This event consists of building and loading weapons onto the F-16 and A-10 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing.

Senior Airman Willis Collier and Airman Michael Daniels, load munitions during a 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew competition of the 2nd quarter at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2021. The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

The load team is responsible for properly securing the weapons onto the aircraft in the fastest amount of time.

Airman First Class Donovan Lang, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on the A-10 load team at the 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew of the 2nd quarter competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 10, 2021. The load team is responsible for properly securing the weapons onto the aircraft in the fastest amount of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing.

Airmen assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron cheer on F-16 Fighting Falcon maintainers during a 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew competition of the 2nd quarter at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2021. The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing.

Team Rod, led by Staff Sgt. Chance Easley, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief, carries munitions during a 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew competition of the 2nd quarter at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2021. The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing.

Tech. Sgt. Dante Thornton, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, load crew inspector, performs an F-16 Fighting Falcon munitions inspection during a 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew competition of the 2nd quarter at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2021. The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

The A-10 load team was the overall winning team at this quarters competition.

Airman First Class Michael Daniels, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, celebrates his team’s win at the 51st Maintenance Group Weapons load crew of the 2nd quarter competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 10, 2021. The A-10 load team was the overall winning team at this quarters competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

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Staff Sgt. Richard Conner, Airman 1st Class Michael Daniels and Airman Basic William Collier, represent the A-10 Thunderbolt II as the 51st Maintenance Group weapons load crew competition of the 2nd quarter champions at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2021. The mission of the 51st AMXS is to prepare highly trained and motivated Airmen to provide combat-ready aircraft for the Air Force’s most forward deployed permanently-base fighter wing.