Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 7th Munitions Squadron push a munitions cart during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 5, 2018. The competition consisted of an assembly and loading of inert munitions into a B-1B Lancer, and teams were graded on their time and number of demerits during the process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Valeria Heagy, 7th Munitions Squadron munitions custody account manager, secures an inert munition during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 5, 2018. The event pitted two teams in competition for who could prepare and load the most number of munitions with the fewest demerits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danielle Aitchitson, left, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team chief, guides Airman 1st Class John Driskell, 9th AMU load crew member, as he operates a munitions jammer during the Dyess Strike Challenge Jan. 5, 2018, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. These 9th AMU load crew members competed against 28th AMU load crew members to sharpen their skills and improve readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Vansant, 28th Aircraft Maintenence Unit load crew team chief, prepares a munition for loading onto a B-1B Lancer during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 5, 2018. Airmen from the 7th MUNS, 9th Aircraft Maintenence Unit and 28th Aircraft Maintenence Unit competed in two teams to have the most number of munitions loaded into a B-1B Lancer with the fewest demerits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers fly overhead during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 5, 2018. Families and friends attended the competition as it tested the speed, focus and occupational skills of Airmen with the 7th Munition Squadron, 9th Aircraft Maintenence Unit and 28th Aircraft Maintenence Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 7th Munitions Squadron load inert munitions during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 5, 2018. Airmen from the 7th MUNS, 9th Aircraft Maintenence Unit and 28th Aircraft Maintenence Unit competed in two teams to have the most number of munitions loaded into a B-1B Lancer with the fewest demerits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brea Jarvis, 7th Munitions Squadron munitions stockpile crew chief, operates a forklift during the Dyess Strike Challenge Jan. 5, 2018, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The DSC showcased munition building and loading in a friendly competition between two munition load crews to test their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, who participated in the Dyess Strike Challenge, are congratulated by evaluators on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 5, 2018. The winner of the challenge will be announced at the 7th Maintenance Group Military Professional of the Year banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt Chad Swenson, 7th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance journeyman, overlooks munition to check if they are secured correctly on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 5, 2018. During the DSC, teams are scored on a demerit system; safety hazards can cause points to be deducted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge
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U.S Air Force Staff Sgt Aaron Vansant, a load crew team chief assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, uses a wired control to direct the lifting arm of the jammer in order to load munitions into the B1 on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 5, 2018. Family and friends of the Airmen were able to watch up-close during the event and cheer on their loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge
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U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Josiah Prescott, 7th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance journeyman, prepares a munitions cart for munition to be loaded on during the Dyess Strike Challenge on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 5, 2018. The DSC takes place every quarter to provide units a chance to test and showcase their skills.

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