36th AMU claims victory at quarterly competition

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Staff Sgt. David Hearing, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, checks over the loaded munitions during the quarterly weapons loading competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 10, 2015. The event adds an element of competition to a qualification test for the technicians; competitors must complete a written test and a practical demonstration of skill within a fixed amount of time in order to maintain mission readiness status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)
Staff Sgt. David Hearing, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, checks over the loaded munitions during the quarterly weapons loading competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 10, 2015. The event adds an element of competition to a qualification test for the technicians; competitors must complete a written test and a practical demonstration of skill within a fixed amount of time in order to maintain mission readiness status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

36th AMU claims victory at quarterly competition

by: Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Osan Air Base | .
published: July 18, 2015

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit defeated the 25th AMU in the quarterly weapons loading competition held at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 10, 2015.  The winning team consisted of Staff Sgt. Kevin Vinson and Airmen 1st Class Cody Patterson and Jean Moise-Morel. As part of their monthly qualification standards, weapons load crews from both units go head-to-head, once a quarter, reloading F-16 Fighting Falcons or an A-10 Thunderbolt II.  Each crew has to complete a written and standards test and are timed in reloading simulated munitions onto their respective aircraft.

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