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25th AMU blows away competition at 2019 Penn Fest

Members of the 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, lift a bomb during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19. 2019, The 25th AMU finished loading their aircraft the quickest and won the load crew competition overall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Members of the 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, lift a bomb during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19. 2019, The 25th AMU finished loading their aircraft the quickest and won the load crew competition overall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

(Left) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Edwin Lozada-Santiago, Staff Sgt. Anthony Ruda and Senior Airman Joseph Capshaw, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew members, hold their trophies after winning the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 25th AMU was able to load up their ammunition the quickest while maintaining safety for themselves and their A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

(Left) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Edwin Lozada-Santiago, Staff Sgt. Anthony Ruda and Senior Airman Joseph Capshaw, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew members, hold their trophies after winning the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 25th AMU was able to load up their ammunition the quickest while maintaining safety for themselves and their A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Members of the Republic of Korea air force’s 38th Fighter Group Aircraft Maintenance Unit load a missile onto a KF-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 38th FG AMU competed against four U.S. Air Force teams and completed their loads with the second quickest times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

The 8th Fighter Wing's mission is to defend the base, accept follow-on forces, and take the fight North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)Members of the Republic of Korea air force’s 38th Fighter Group Aircraft Maintenance Unit load a missile onto a KF-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 38th FG AMU competed against four U.S. Air Force teams and completed their loads with the second quickest times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Members of the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, load a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 38th FG AMU competed against four U.S. Air Force teams and completed their loads with the second quickest times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Members of the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, load a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 38th FG AMU competed against four U.S. Air Force teams and completed their loads with the second quickest times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Members of the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for munitions during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 36th and 25th AMUs came from Osan Air Base, ROK, to compete against the three teams at Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

The 8th Fighter Wing's mission is to defend the base, accept follow-on forces, and take the fight North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)Members of the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for munitions during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 36th and 25th AMUs came from Osan Air Base, ROK, to compete against the three teams at Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

The 8th Maintenance Group provides free food during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 8th MXG invited the ROK air force and Osan Air Base partners to compete in a load crew competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

The 8th Fighter Wing's mission is to defend the base, accept follow-on forces, and take the fight North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)The 8th Maintenance Group provides free food during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 8th MXG invited the ROK air force and Osan Air Base partners to compete in a load crew competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

A bomb is ready to be loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. During the load crew competition of the event, each team had to load two bombs and a missile onto their aircraft as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

A bomb is ready to be loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. During the load crew competition of the event, each team had to load two bombs and a missile onto their aircraft as quickly and accurately as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards))

Victor Simmons controls a robot during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit featured robots to show their use and give a better understanding of their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

Victor Simmons controls a robot during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19, 2019. The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit featured robots to show their use and give a better understanding of their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Tran, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal NCO in charge of equipment, drives a robot to give out free candy during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19. 2019. EOD showcased robots to help give attendees a better understanding of how the different machines work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Tran, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal NCO in charge of equipment, drives a robot to give out free candy during the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19. 2019. EOD showcased robots to help give attendees a better understanding of how the different machines work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, is ready to be loaded before the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit won the competition when they loaded their aircraft quicker than other teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, is ready to be loaded before the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. The 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit won the competition when they loaded their aircraft quicker than other teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Josue Enalien, 8th Security Forces defender, shows members of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s 38th Fighter Group different types of weapons used in base defense operations at the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. Security forces, explosive ordnance disposal and firefighters provided displays and demonstrations for the audience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Josue Enalien, 8th Security Forces defender, shows members of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s 38th Fighter Group different types of weapons used in base defense operations at the 2019 Penn Fest at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. Security forces, explosive ordnance disposal and firefighters provided displays and demonstrations for the audience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force and Republic of Korea air force members pause for a photo after the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. Penn Fest brought together five teams to compete in a friendly load crew competition with their international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)
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U.S. Air Force and Republic of Korea air force members pause for a photo after the 2019 Penn Fest competition at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Oct. 19, 2019. Penn Fest brought together five teams to compete in a friendly load crew competition with their international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

The 8th Maintenance Group hosted the 2019 Penn Fest, Oct. 19, and brought together five aircraft maintenance units, and their respective aircraft, from across the Republic of Korea.

This year, Penn Fest gave several AMUs the chance to see who had the best air force load crew in the ROK.

Supporting their home station were the 35th and 80th AMUs as well as ROK air force’s 38th Fighter Group AMU. Osan Air Base sent the 25th and 36th AMUs to compete against the Wolf Pack and Tigers.

All units had to load two bombs and a missile onto their respective F-16 Fighting Falcons, except for the 25th AMU, who had to prepare their A-10 Thunderbolt II.
The 25th AMU completed the competition with the fastest time and took home the overall win.