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Fighter Squadrons compete in the Quarterly Load Crew Competition

A Airman installs a fin on to an Air Intercept Missile.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Willingham, 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member, installs a fin to an Air Intercept Missile, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests the speed and skill of a three-man crew loading ammunition to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

A Airman installs a fin to an Air Intercept Missile.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christian Gerado, 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member, secures a fin to an Air Intercept Missile, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. While speed is an important factor in the competition, the Airmen must also be accurate when loading ammunition to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

A Airman from the Republic of Singapore Air Force removes straps off an Air Intercept Missile.

Republic of Singapore Air Force ME2 Ananth Kumar, 428th Fighter Squadron load crew member, removes the straps off an Air Intercept Missile, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In this competition, each team must load two Air Intercept Missiles to an aircraft in 17 minutes or less. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

A Airman supports his three-man team in loading an Air Intercept Missile to an aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tryton Barnes, 391st Fighter Squadron load crew member, assists his three-man crew in loading an Air Intercept Missile to a F-15E Strike Eagle, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests the speed and skill of a three-man crew loading ammunition to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

A Airman drives a jammer vehicle that is holding a Air Intercept Missile to an F-15E Strike Eagle, with the assistance of his wingman.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Fadi Aidenberg, 391st Fighter Squadron load crew member, drives a jammer vehicle to a F-15E Strike Eagle, with the assistance of Staff Sgt. Tryton Barnes, 391st FS load crew member, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In this competition, each team must load two Air Intercept Missiles to the aircraft in 17 minutes or less. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

Three Airmen pose for a photo.

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 391th Fighter Squadron pose for a photo, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The goal of Quarterly Load Crew Competition is to be the quickest three-man load crew to load weaponry to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

Three Airmen pose for a photo.

U.S. Air Force load crew members from the 389th Fighter Squadron (FS) pose for a photo, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Though the Quarterly Load Competition is a contest of speed, skill and teamwork, it is also another method of training that enhances readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

Three Republic of Singapore Airmen pose for a photo.

Republic of Singapore Air Force load crew members from the 428th Fighter Squadron (FS) pose for a photo, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Three teams from three different FS’s competed in the Quarterly Load Competition, a contest that tests the skills and efficiency of a three-man crew loading weaponry to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Willingham, 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member, installs a fin to an Air Intercept Missile, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests the speed and skill of a three-man crew loading ammunition to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)

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