9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit wins 2022 1st quarter load competition

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  • By Senior Airman Kristin Weathersby
  • 49th Wing Public Affairs
The 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew emerged victorious over their fellow maintainers in the 49th Wing's 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition May 16, 2022, here.
Load crews for both the F-16 Viper and MQ-9 Reaper went head-to-head in the competition designed to test the knowledge and skills of the maintainers. Crews comprised of 15 Airmen from the 311th, 314th, 29th, 9th, and 8th AMUs participated in the event.
In line with tradition, the competition included a scored written test and a timed hands-on portion, requiring the Airmen to load munitions onto their respective aircraft as quickly and safely as possible.
The 9th AMU placed first with a final time of 22 minutes and 34 seconds and a score of 5,483.