News Search

Whiteman holds Annual Weapons Load Competition

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Anderson, right, directs Staff Sgt. Jake Smith, both load crew members of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, as a trainer weapon is loaded onto a jammer during the annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Load crew competitions help Airmen maintain their mission-readiness, ensuring they can perform at any given time.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Anderson, right, directs Staff Sgt. Jake Smith, both load crew members of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, as a trainer weapon is loaded onto a jammer during the annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Load crew competitions help Airmen maintain their mission-readiness, ensuring they can perform at any given time.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremie Key, a load crew member assigned to the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, surveys a trainer weapon during the annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Load crew members must check for damages on all munitions before they are loaded.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremie Key, a load crew member assigned to the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, surveys a trainer weapon during the annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Load crew members must check for damages on all munitions before they are loaded.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Jensen, a load crew member assigned to the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures the final trainer weapon for his team during the Annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Each team must load two trainer weapons in addition to restocking all equipment before time is called.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Jensen, a load crew member assigned to the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures the final trainer weapon for his team during the Annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Each team must load two trainer weapons in addition to restocking all equipment before time is called.

Load crew members of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit load training munitions during the Annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. The load crews participating in the annual competition are crews who previously won a quarterly competition.

Load crew members of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit load training munitions during the Annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. The load crews participating in the annual competition are crews who previously won a quarterly competition.