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Weapons load competition brings out the best

A photo of a weapons loading competition at Hill Air Force Base.

Airman 1st Class Sergio Moreno-Garcia, assigned to 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit with the 388th Fighter Wing, eyes a weapon line-up during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The load crew competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto a F-35A Lightning II as quickly and accurately as possible within a 37.5 minute time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman attaches stabilization fins onto an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

Senior Airman Caelin Runyon, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attaches stabilization fins onto an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-35A as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cynthia Griggs))

Airman eyes a weapon load onto a lift truck

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Thorsted, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, eyes a weapon load onto a lift truck during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-35A as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cynthia Griggs)

A photo of a weapons loading competition at Hill Air Force Base.

Airman 1st Class Carl Dowell, assigned to 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit with the 388th Fighter Wing, guides a GBU-31v3 Joint Direct Attack Munition during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The load crew competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto a F-35A Lightning II as quickly and accurately as possible within a 37.5 minute time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman loads an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile onto an F-35

Tech. Sgt Jonathan Thorsted, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile onto an F-35A Lightning II during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cynthia Griggs)

Airman prepares for a weapon load

Senior Airman Caelin Runyon, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares for a weapon load during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-35A as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cynthia Griggs)

A photo of a weapons loading competition at Hill Air Force Base.

Senior Airman Eustacio Marquez, assigned to 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit with the 388th Fighter Wing, attaches a GBU-49 bomb onto a F-35A Lightning II during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The load crew competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons as quickly and accurately as possible within a 37.5 minute time frame. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Airman eyes a weapon line-up

Staff Sgt. Elliot Berg, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, eyes a weapon line-up during the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto an F-35A as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings participated in the Load Crew of the Year competition Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The load crew competition requires teams of three Airmen to load weapons onto a F-35A Lightning II as quickly and accurately as possible within a 37.5 minute time frame. Results will be announced at the Maintenance Professionals of the Year Banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photos by Cynthia Griggs)