Monday, May 9, 2011

Weapons load crews clash in quarterly competition

by Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

5/8/2011 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Three weapons load crews clashed May 6 during a quarterly weapon load competition. Airmen from the 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 36th AMU and 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron competed head-to-head loading a Mark-82 general purpose bomb, a CBU-87 air-delivered cluster weapon system and an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile during the timed portion of the event. The competition also included a written test and a standards test.

The A-10C in the foreground is 651 from the 354th EFS, pictured in the background is 153 from the 25th Fighter Squadron with skull theme ladder door art. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson) Hi-res


Please note: More photo info will be posted soon.


  1. JJ, the skull theme is from the Punisher comic book "hero", see link below.

  2. Many thanks for your kind support, Joe.

  3. No problem, here's a pic off my website which shows the same skull on the muzzle of a GAU-8A, again see link below...