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F-35 crews participate in load competition

A photo of a weapons load competition

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Fraser, 4th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons load crew member, inspects a GBU-12 after loading, during a weapons load crew competition held at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 9, 2021. The competition evaluated four load crews and their ability to safely, proficiently, and expeditiously perform munitions loading operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

A photo of a weapons load competition

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Fraser, 4th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons load crew member, attaches a safety wire to a GBU-12 during a weapons load crew competition held at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 9, 2021. The competition evaluated four load crews and their ability to safely, proficiently, and expeditiously perform munitions loading operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

A photo of a weapons load competition

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ashley Singleton, , 4th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons load crew two-man, left, and Staff Sgt. Jake Paige, load a GBU-12 during a weapons load crew competition held at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 9, 2021. The competition evaluated four load crews and their ability to safely, proficiently, and expeditiously perform munitions loading operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

On Friday, active duty and Reserve maintainers with the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings faced off in an F-35 weapons load competition here.

Crews  from the 388th FW’s 4th Fighter Generation Squadron, 34th FGS, 421st FGS and 419th FW’s 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit participated.

This quarters winner was the 421st FGS, a team that included Tech. Sgt. Andrew Rapp, Staff Sgt. Mark Torres, and Senior Airman Seth Holden.