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356th AMU wins 354th FW’s first quarter load competition of the year

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. Load competitions are periodically held to prepare weapons load crews for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing participate in a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing participate in a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit was declared the 354th FW Load Crew of the Quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. The 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit was declared the 354th FW Load Crew of the Quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. Load competitions are periodically held to prepare weapons load crews for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. The objective of the load competition is to prepare weapons load crews across the wing for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a group photo on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. With the reactivation of the 355th Fighter Squadron in December 2020, the 355th AMU is the latest addition to the load crew competition roster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dorian Hall, an 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team member, installs a buffer connector during a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dorian Hall, an 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team member, installs a buffer connector during a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The objective of the load competition is to prepare weapons load crews across the wing for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trever Nichols, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, points at the bomb rack during a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trever Nichols, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, points at the bomb rack during a load competition, May 21, 2021, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The objective of the load competition is to prepare weapons load crews across the wing for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnson, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load crew chief, and Senior Airman Trever Nichols, a 355th AMU weapons load crew member, pick up an AIM-120 during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnson, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load crew chief, and Senior Airman Trever Nichols, a 355th AMU weapons load crew member, pick up an AIM-120 during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. Load competitions are periodically held to prepare weapons load crews for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carson Marlowe, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, prepares an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carson Marlowe, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, prepares an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. Load competitions are periodically held to prepare weapons load crews across for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load crew competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021.
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U.S. Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load crew competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. The AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile is a new generation air-to-air missile that has an all weather and beyond visual range capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an AIM-120 for pick-up during a load competition on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 21, 2021. Load competitions are periodically held to prepare weapons load crews for wartime loads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)