Load crew competition challenges maintainers

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese
  • 633 Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 1st Maintenance Squadron hosted a Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition with the 94th and 27th Aircraft Maintenance Units competing, Oct. 28, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

The competition is held every quarter and allows the load crews from each AMU to showcase their skills and abilities while loading the aircraft with munitions.

 The AMUs handpicked each team member of the three-person teams to represent their unit during the competition.

While competing the teams had to inspect and load munitions onto an F-22 Raptor in a timely and accurate manner.

Weapons Standardization members evaluate the crews during the competition and the crew with the least amount of discrepancies and fastest time wins. This quarter’s winner was the 27th AMU.

Maintainers from the 1st Maintenance Group must be able to work accurately and in a timely manner and be ready for worldwide rapid deployment and employment of combat-ready and mission-capable F-22 Raptors at any time.