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AMUs compete for Load Crew of the Quarter

Senior Airman Nicholas George, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, removes a strap from an inert GBU-31 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Nicholas George, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, removes a strap from an inert GBU-31 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, operates a jammer during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, operates a jammer during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, works on a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, works on a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

An inert GBU-31 munition hangs from the bomb rack of a B-52H Stratofortress after the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

An inert GBU-31 munition hangs from the bomb rack of a B-52H Stratofortress after the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, works on a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, works on a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Staff Sgt. Ross Escobar, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares the bomb rack before attaching inert munitions to B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Staff Sgt. Ross Escobar, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares the bomb rack before attaching inert munitions to B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

A team representing the 69th Air Maintenance Unit in the 5th Bomb Wing Loadcrew of the Quarter competition prepare to transport an inert munition to a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

A team representing the 69th Air Maintenance Unit in the 5th Bomb Wing Loadcrew of the Quarter competition prepare to transport an inert munition to a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, and Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th AMU weapons load crew member, strap an inert munition in place during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Hathaway and Johnson, assigned to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, represented the 69th Air Maintenance Unit during the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, and Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th AMU weapons load crew member, strap an inert munition in place during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Hathaway and Johnson, assigned to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, represented the 69th Air Maintenance Unit during the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, operates a jammer during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, operates a jammer during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, helps position an inert munition onto another machine during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Load crew members must maintain proficiency in 17 different types of munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, helps position an inert munition onto another machine during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Load crew members must maintain proficiency in 17 different types of munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Staff Sgt. Ross Escobar, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, guides an inert GBU-31 during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Staff Sgt. Ross Escobar, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, guides an inert GBU-31 during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Brian Sanchez, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, lifts an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Senior Airman Brian Sanchez, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, lifts an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares a B-52H Stratofortress bomb rack during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Representative weapons load crews were made up of teams of four for the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares a B-52H Stratofortress bomb rack during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Representative weapons load crews were made up of teams of four for the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares a bomb rack for an inert GBU-31 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Airman 1st Class Joseph Langmann, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares a bomb rack for an inert GBU-31 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, locks an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Senior Airman Philip Johnson, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, locks an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress during the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd and 69th AMU competed in a timed bomb load as a part of the Load Crew of the Quarter competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Weapons load crew members representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd triumphed over the 69th AMU in this quarter’s load crew completion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Weapons load crew members representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The 23rd triumphed over the 69th AMU in this quarter’s load crew completion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Fred Manternach, 23rd AMU weapons load crew chief, participate in the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews representing the 23rd AMU and the 69th AMU were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Staff Sgt. Eric Hathaway, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Fred Manternach, 23rd AMU weapons load crew chief, participate in the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews representing the 23rd AMU and the 69th AMU were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

The weapons load crew representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit in the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition hold their award for winning the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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The weapons load crew representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit in the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition hold their award for winning the 5th Bomb Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition in Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)

Weapons load crew members prepare for the Load Crew of the Quarter competition inside Dock 7, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU, were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Weapons load crew members prepare for the Load Crew of the Quarter competition inside Dock 7, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU, were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Weapons load crew members participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition inside Dock 7, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU, were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong and Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)