13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen pose for a photo with their leadership after winning the second quarter load crew competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 2, 2019. Team Misawa Airmen take part in this friendly competition, ensuring readiness and proper munitions handling while racing against the clock and opponents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Takaharu Daibo)
13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen pose for a photo with their leadership after winning the second quarter load crew competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 2, 2019. Team Misawa Airmen take part in this friendly competition, ensuring readiness and proper munitions handling while racing against the clock and opponents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Takaharu Daibo)

13th AMU Panthers show their teeth during load comp

by Senior Airman Collette Brooks
35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Team Misawa Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit competed in the second quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 2.

This competition assessed weapons load crew Airmen’s ability to quickly and properly arm F-16 Fighting Falcons with munitions while racing against the maximum allotted time clock of 22 minutes.

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