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Armed against COVID: 432nd AMXS modify load competition to test, prepare Airmen

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. The 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Airmen from the Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS compete in MQ-9 Reaper weapons load competitions quarterly to build unit morale and test their Airmen’s proficiency under pressure. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Airmen from the Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Airmen from the Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Airmen from the Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS compete in MQ-9 Reaper weapons load competitions quarterly to build unit morale and test their Airmen’s proficiency under pressure. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

A load crew member from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron completes a weapons load during a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

Airmen wearing facemasks compete to arm an MQ-9 Reaper during a quarterly load crew competition.

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron safely load a dummy bomb during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. Airmen from the Tiger and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 432nd AMXS compete in MQ-9 Reaper weapons load competitions quarterly to build unit morale and test their Airmen’s proficiency under pressure. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. The 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Kurtis Hoar)