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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Robert Heidenreich (front) and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hollingshead, both from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, race across the base pool in the S.S. Minnom to a 1st place finish with a time of 14 seconds during the 509th Services Squadron’s Build-a-Boat contest July 20. More than 10 teams had 40 minutes to construct race-worthy boats of cardboard and duct tape. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Robert Heidenreich (front) and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hollingshead, both from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, race across the base pool in the S.S. Minnom to a 1st place finish with a time of 14 seconds during the 509th Services Squadron’s Build-a-Boat contest July 20. More than 10 teams had 40 minutes to construct race-worthy boats of cardboard and duct tape. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- The crew of the S.S. Minnom go down with their cardboard ship during the “best sinking” portion of the Build-a-Boat contest at the base pool July 20. The base pool is open Tuesday through Friday from 1:15 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- The crew of the S.S. Minnom go down with their cardboard ship during the “best sinking” portion of the Build-a-Boat contest at the base pool July 20. The base pool is open Tuesday through Friday from 1:15 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo -- Airman 1st Class Quintellis Darden, 509th Maintenance Squadron, the captain of the S.S. Skinny Clipper, looks on as his ship drifts away in the base pool July 20 during the Build-a-Boat contest. For other 509th Services Squadron events, visit http://www.whitemanservices.com/ (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo -- Airman 1st Class Quintellis Darden, 509th Maintenance Squadron, the captain of the S.S. Skinny Clipper, looks on as his ship drifts away in the base pool July 20 during the Build-a-Boat contest. For other 509th Services Squadron events, visit http://www.whitemanservices.com/ (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)