JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
Teams from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Misawa Air Base, Japan, participated in quarterly load crew competitions at each of their bases.
At Misawa AB, the competition consists of a timed race to determine the best combined time for loading proficiency, reliability, safety and timeliness. At Osan AB, the competition adds to a qualification test for technicians, which includes a written test and skill demonstration within a fixed time.
Competitions such as these give aircraft maintainers the ability to hone in on and improve skills used to keep aircraft in the sky, maintaining mission readiness and ensuring stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
The 36th AMU won the competition at Osan, and the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron won at Misawa.