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1st SOAMXS and 4th AMU Participate in Load Competition

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Buruato, a weapons load crew chief with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, dismounts from a ladder.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Buruato, a weapons load crew chief with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, dismounts from a ladder during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, selects tools from a toolbox.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, selects tools from a toolbox during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU participated in the morale boosting event to prepare for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship.

Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 1st SOMXS and the 4th AMU participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Slaughter, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, operates machinery while delivering a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Slaughter, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, operates machinery while delivering a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W Stinger II gunship during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Slaughter, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, is evaluated by another Air Commando while delivering a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W AC-130W Stinger II gunship.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Slaughter, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, is evaluated by another Air Commando while delivering a guided bomb unit to an AC-130W AC-130W Stinger II gunship during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mackie Myers, Staff Sgt. Jimmy Randle, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Eveland, left to right, with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, evaluate competitors during a load competition.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mackie Myers, Staff Sgt. Jimmy Randle, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Eveland, left to right, with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, evaluate competitors during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 2, 2021. The 1st SOMXS participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, adjusts his personal protection equipment.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Seagraves, a weapons load crew member with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, adjusts his personal protection equipment during a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU participated in the event to keep morale high while preparing for global special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

Air Commandos with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group participate in a load competition.

Air Commandos with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group participate in a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU and the 1st SOMXS participated in the event to maintain skillsets required for global special operations mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan LeVang)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla --

Air Commandos with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group participate in a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU and the 1st SOMXS participated in the event to maintain skillsets required for global special operations mission readiness.