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Airman 1st Class Noah Belt and Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Noah Belt and Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares to load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares to load an inert missile onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Noah Belt from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares MQ-9 Reaper for an inert missile to be loaded during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Noah Belt from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares MQ-9 Reaper for an inert missile to be loaded during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Duby from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads an inert missile onto an MQ-1 Predator during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator load crews against each other 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Duby from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loads an inert missile onto an MQ-1 Predator during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator load crews against each other 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Aaron Updike and Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to load an inert bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Staff Sgt. Aaron Updike and Senior Airman Thomas Lahut from the 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to load an inert bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The MQ-9 load-crew competed in the competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor 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 Aaron Montoya / Released)

Airman 1st Class Chelsea Cavazos, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load-crew member, inspects an inert missile for damage during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator load crews against each other 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 Chase Cannon/Released)

Airman 1st Class Chelsea Cavazos, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load-crew member, inspects an inert missile for damage during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The 849th AMXS pitted two MQ-1 Predator load crews against each other 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 Chase Cannon/Released)

Airman 1st Class Orlandus Ray, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load- crew member, prepares inert missiles for a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. This was the last load crew competition that the F-22 Raptor will participate in at Holloman. The F-22 Raptor load crew competed to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and the German Air Force Tornado Load crews. For the competition, points were awarded for weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

Airman 1st Class Orlandus Ray, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load- crew member, prepares inert missiles for a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. This was the last load crew competition that the F-22 Raptor will participate in at Holloman. The F-22 Raptor load crew competed to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and the German Air Force Tornado Load crews. For the competition, points were awarded for weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, Airman 1st Class Brady Lene and Airman 1st Class Orlandus Ray, all 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load-crew members, prepare to load an inert missile for a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. This was the last load crew competition that the F-22 Raptor will participate in at Holloman. The F-22 load-crew competed to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and the German Air Force Tornado load-crews. For the competition, points were awarded for weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

Senior Airman Andrew Guise, Airman 1st Class Brady Lene and Airman 1st Class Orlandus Ray, all 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons-load-crew members, prepare to load an inert missile for a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. This was the last load crew competition that the F-22 Raptor will participate in at Holloman. The F-22 load-crew competed to have their skills evaluated alongside the MQ-9 Reaper and the German Air Force Tornado load-crews. For the competition, points were awarded for weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool-kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool-kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks , German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, guides an inert missile toward a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks , German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, guides an inert missile toward a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load-crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks , German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, guides an inert missile toward a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks , German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, guides an inert missile toward a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor aircraft and MQ-9 Reaper load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile meant for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile meant for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks, Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks, Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load-crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler, German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chief, prepares an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load-crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks, Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, all German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)
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Master Sgt. Torsten Naujoks, Staff Sgt. Oliver Simmler and Staff Sgt. Christian Berg, all German Air Force Flying Training Center crew chiefs, prepare an inert missile for a Tornado jet during a quarterly load crew competition at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 17. The GAF competed in the load crew competition to have their skills evaluated alongside the F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper load crews. For the competition, points are awarded during the weapons loading, tool kit inspection and uniform inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Liddicoet/Released)

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