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Weapons Teams compete for top honors

Weapons Teams compete for top honors

Oregon Air National Guard ‘Tan Team’ weapons loader Tech. Sgt. Jay Aebi inspects a training missile from a cart during the 2018 Weapons Loaders competition, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. Four teams from the 142nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed during the annual timed and proficiency based competition. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. -- Weapons Loaders from the 142nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed for the highly-prized Sasquatch ‘Hoki’ trophy during the October Regularity Scheduled Drill (RSD) at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, Oct. 14, 2018.

The competition brought the four quarterly award-winning teams together to square off for the overall 2018 fiscal year title. A total of six weapons were loaded from missile carts onto F-15C Eagles, as the three-member teams were tested for their accuracy and speed for a comprehensive proficiency score.

Each team finished well under the allotted time, with judge’s deductions and safety inferences factoring into the final score.
In the end, the ‘Red Team’ of Airman 1st Class Eric Janson, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Jacobson and Staff Sgt. Morgan Annas were graded overall winners.