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80th AMU wins load crew competition

Representing the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tamara Roth and Airman 1st Class Courtney Farrer, won dedicated crew chief team of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The teams were evaluated on aircraft appearance, personal dress and appearance, and overall maintenance knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendra Wertsbaugh, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for a munitions load during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

A 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. Prior to the competition, the crews were graded on a weapons system knowledge exam, a tool kit inspection and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

A 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. Prior to the competition, the crews were graded on a weapons system knowledge exam, a tool kit inspection and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. Prior to the competition, the crews were graded on a weapons system knowledge exam, a tool kit inspection and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. Prior to the competition, the crews were graded on a weapons system knowledge exam, a tool kit inspection and dress and appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, prepares to move a munition during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, prepares to move a munition during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, straps down a munition for movement during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 80th AMU took first, beating the 35th AMU with a total of 965 points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, straps down a munition for movement during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 80th AMU took first, beating the 35th AMU with a total of 965 points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, competes during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 35th AMU competed against the 80th AMU to see which team could best load an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with two munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, competes during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 35th AMU competed against the 80th AMU to see which team could best load an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with two munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, competes during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 80th AMU competed against the 35th AMU to see which team could best load an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with two munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, competes during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The 80th AMU competed against the 35th AMU to see which team could best load an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with two munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Representing the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tamara Roth and Airman 1st Class Courtney Farrer, won dedicated crew chief team of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The teams were evaluated on aircraft appearance, personal dress and appearance, and overall maintenance knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)
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Representing the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tamara Roth and Airman 1st Class Courtney Farrer, won dedicated crew chief team of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The teams were evaluated on aircraft appearance, personal dress and appearance, and overall maintenance knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Representing the 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Calvin Corpuz, left, Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, center, and Senior Airman John Whitaker, right, took home the trophy for load crew of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)
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Representing the 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Calvin Corpuz, left, Staff Sgt. Kailin Rime, center, and Senior Airman John Whitaker, right, took home the trophy for load crew of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit won load crew of the quarter during the 8th Maintenance Group’s fourth quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Jan. 3.

The defending champions competed against the 35th AMU to see which team could best load an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with two munitions. The three-person crews were evaluated on safety, reliability, technical proficiency and time. Prior to the competition, the crews were also graded on a weapons system knowledge exam, a tool kit inspection and dress and appearance.

Additionally, two AMU dedicated crew chief teams were evaluated on aircraft appearance, personal dress and appearance, and overall maintenance knowledge. The 35th AMU took home the trophy for best dedicated crew chief team of the quarter.