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Fighter Squadrons compete in a Quarterly Load Crew, Dedicated Crew Chief and Jammer Vehicle competition

Two Airmen from the United States Air Force and Three Airmen from Republic of Singapore Air Force pose for a photo with the Quarterly Load Crew Competition trophy.

The 428th Fighter Squadron load crew team wins the Quarterly Load Crew Competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This competition tests their ability to swiftly load munitions onto an aircraft within a limited time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two Airmen from the United States Air Force and two Airmen from Republic of Singapore pose for a photo with the Dedicated Crew Chief Competition trophy.

Republic of Singapore ME1 Peh Wei Hao Edwin, 428th Fighter Squadron Dedicated Crew Chief (right) and ME1 K Jaeiganeish, 428th FS Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief (far right) win the Quarterly Dedicated Crew Chief competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Dedicated Crew Chiefs manage and supervise the maintenance on their aircraft by working and communicating with other maintenance groups such as fuels, hydraulics and propulsion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two Airmen from the United States Air Force and one Airman from Republic of Singapore Air Force pose for a photo with the Jammer Vehicle Competition trophy.

Republic of Singapore ME1 Ellen “The Great” Ang wins the Jammer Vehicle competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The winner of the competition is a testament to the Airman’s ability to operate the vehicle professionally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman drives a jammer vehicle between cones.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sara Peung, 366th Munitions Squadron Armament Maintenance member, steers a jammer vehicle around some cones as part of the Jammer Vehicle competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This competition tests the skill level of the Airman steering on a jammer vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman assist another Airman with loading a Guided Bomb Unit-12 to an F-15E Strike Eagle.

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Nolan “Handsome Shrek” Smith, 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member (mid), assists William “Boomerang” Frisby 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member (right), with loading a Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) to an F-15E Strike Eagle, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In this competition, each team has 20 minutes to load an Air Intercept Missile-9X and a GBU-12 onto their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Three Airmen work together to load and secure a Guided Bomb Unit-12 and an Air Intercept Missile-9X to a F-15E Strike Eagle.

The 391st Crew team works together to load and secure a Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) and an Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X), onto an F-15E Strike Eagle, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In this competition, each team has 20 minutes to load an AIM-9X and a GBU-12 onto their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Republic of Singapore Air Force Airmen work together to load an Air Intercept Missile-9X on a jammer vehicle.

Republic of Singapore Air Force ME2 Ian “Fishball” Koh, 428th Fighter Squadron (FS) load crew member, guides ME1 Ellen “The Great” Ang, 428th FS load crew member, on carefully picking up an Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X) with a jammer vehicle, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In this competition, each team has 20 minutes to load an AIM-9X and a Guided Bomb Unit onto their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two Airmen speak with another Airman about their knowledge about the aircraft they are maintaining.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Todo Scholl, 391st A- Staff superintendent (right), inspects Staff. Sgt. Marc Hicks, 391st Fighter Squadron (FS) Dedicated Crew chief (mid), and Airman 1st Class Matheau Hodap, 391st FS Assistant Dedicated Crew chief (left), as part of the Quarterly Dedicated Crew Chief Competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This competition consists of three teams of two Airmen, and tests them on their knowledge of the aircraft they are maintaining as well as team dynamics, organization and form documentation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two Airmen inspect a F-15E Strike Eagle.

Lt. Col. Blair Byem, 366th Fighter Wing A4 director (left), and Lt. Col. Christopher Russell, 366th Operation Support Squadron commander (right), inspect an F-15SG Strike Eagle as part of the Quarterly Dedicated Crew Chief Competition (DCC), July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The DCC Competition and the Quarterly Load Crew Competition occur on the same day and the rivalry for both competitions is between the 391st, 389th and 428th Fighter Squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The Airmen from the United States Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Airmen get their uniforms inspected before the Quarterly Load Crew Competition begins.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brenton Sampson, 366th Fighter Wing A4 Wing Weapons manager, inspects the uniforms of Airmen competing in the Quarterly Load Crew Competition, July 9, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This competition is done in three teams of three Airmen, and tests their ability to swiftly load ammunition into an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- On, July 9, 2021, three competitions occurred on base: A Quarterly Load Crew (QLC) competition, a Dedicated Crew Chief (DCC) competition and a Jammer vehicle competition. Each competition is between the three Fighter Squadrons (FS) 391st FS, 389th FS and 428th FS. The QLC competition tests load crews from each squadron on their skill and speed on loading ammunition to an aircraft. The DCC competition tests the dedicated crew chief and assistant crew chief on their knowledge of the aircraft, the effectiveness of team dynamics, their organization and form documentation. Lastly, the Jammer Vehicle competition tests the driver’s skill in operating the vehicle.

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