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5th AMXS competes in Load Crew of the Quarter Competition

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

Members of the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secure an inert munition during a load crew of the quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The competition evaluated the Airmen in four different categories: dress and appearance, best load, a written test and a consolidated tool kit inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

A B-52H Stratofortress sits in a hanger before a load crew of the quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The competition evaluated the load crews in four different categories: dress and appearance, best load, a written test and a consolidated tool kit inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Burleson, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team member, operates a munitions handling unit at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The 5th AMXS hosted the load crew competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

Airman 1st Class Kevin Lewis, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team member, lines up an inert munition during a bomb loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

Staff Sgt. Jacob Whitlow, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team chief, inspects an inert munition during a bomb loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.

An Airman with the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron uses the fine controls for a jammer during a bomb loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Doerman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team member, checks the alignment on a MAU-12 bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

The winners of the load crew of the quarter competition display their trophy at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Senior Airmen Kyle Nickeson, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team member, preps a MAU-12 bomb rack at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The competition evaluated the load crews in four different categories: dress and appearance, best load, a written test and a consolidated tool kit inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit
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Senior Airmen Kyle Nickeson and Airman 1st Class Joshua Feliciano, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team members, compete in the load crew of the quarter competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The 5th AMXS hosted the load crew competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit
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A trophy awarded to the winners of the load crew of the quarter competition stands tall at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 7, 2018. The competition evaluated the Airmen in four different categories: dress and appearance, best load, a written test and a consolidated tool kit inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.