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The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew loads an inert missile onto an F-22 during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew loads an inert missile onto an F-22 during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kevin Hagans, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, directs Senior Airman Chad Davis, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, while preparing to load a missile onto an F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Kevin Hagans, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, directs Senior Airman Chad Davis, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, while preparing to load a missile onto an F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Load-crews for the F-22 Raptor aircraft, MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Tornado aircraft compete in a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Load-crews for the F-22 Raptor aircraft, MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Tornado aircraft compete in a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, readies to load munitions on an F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, readies to load munitions on an F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

The F-22 Raptor aircraft load crew stands in front of their aircraft at the end of the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

The F-22 Raptor aircraft load crew stands in front of their aircraft at the end of the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game and Senior Airman Randall Orton, both 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, unload an inert missile during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator aircraft load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game and Senior Airman Randall Orton, both 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, unload an inert missile during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator aircraft load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads an inert missile onto an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads an inert missile onto an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Senior Airman Randall Orton, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks an inert missile on an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Senior Airman Randall Orton, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks an inert missile on an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game and Senior Airman Randall Orton, both 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, remove an inert missile from an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Michal Game and Senior Airman Randall Orton, both 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, remove an inert missile from an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 load-crews against each other for the first time to evaluate who could prepare the aircraft for combat the quickest and with the fewest procedural errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet/Released)

Technical  Sgt. Stefan Hoppe and Airman 1st Class Dominik Christoph, both German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, guide an inert missile toward a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Technical Sgt. Stefan Hoppe and Airman 1st Class Dominik Christoph, both German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, guide an inert missile toward a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Technical Sgt. Stefan Hoppe, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, raises an inert missile up to be loaded onto a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Technical Sgt. Stefan Hoppe, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, raises an inert missile up to be loaded onto a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, writes pertinent information onto the airframe of a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, writes pertinent information onto the airframe of a Tornado jet aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, uses a hand crank to prepare an inert missile for loading onto a Tornado during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Frank Schwetzler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, uses a hand crank to prepare an inert missile for loading onto a Tornado during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Airman 1st Class Dominik Chritoph, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Airman 1st Class Dominik Chritoph, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares a Tornado jet aircraft for inert missile-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an MQ-9 Reaper AIRCRAFT for weapons-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an MQ-9 Reaper AIRCRAFT for weapons-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)

Airman 1st Class Sammy McCain, Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Adams, all 849th Aircraft Maintenance, load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)
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Airman 1st Class Sammy McCain, Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Adams, all 849th Aircraft Maintenance, load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)

Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft for weapons-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Dustin Ford, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft for weapons-loading during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Adams, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks an inert missile loaded onto an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Adams, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks an inert missile loaded onto an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons-loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leah Murray/Released)

Senior Airman Bethany Lamb and Tech. Sgt. Travis Wheeler, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team members, load an inert missile onto a MQ-1 Predator aircraft during the load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. Load-crew competitions are held on a quarterly basis and are used to help build morale through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)
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Senior Airman Bethany Lamb and Tech. Sgt. Travis Wheeler, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team members, load an inert missile onto a MQ-1 Predator aircraft during the load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. Load-crew competitions are held on a quarterly basis and are used to help build morale through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Technical Sgt. Travis Wheeler, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, reviews his checklist on an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during the load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. Load-crew competitions are held on a quarterly basis and are used to help build morale through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)
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Technical Sgt. Travis Wheeler, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, reviews his checklist on an MQ-1 Predator aircraft during the load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. Load-crew competitions are held on a quarterly basis and are used to help build morale through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Maintenance Squadron load team member, prepares his tools for the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)
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Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Maintenance Squadron load team member, prepares his tools for the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Senior Airman Chad Davis, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, goes over his checklist during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)
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Senior Airman Chad Davis, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, goes over his checklist during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 Raptor aircraft load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, checks the connection points on the F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)
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Senior Airman Andrew Guise, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load team member, checks the connection points on the F-22 Raptor aircraft during the quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 5. The F-22 load-crew competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and German Air Force load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection, and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

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