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Competition tests 177th Fighter Wing load crews' skills

Airman 1st Class Desmond Charles disassembles a GBU-12 Paveway II mounted on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the annual load crew competition Jan. 9, 2014, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. Charles is an aircraft armament systems specialist assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
VIRIN: 140109-F-NI803-120.JPG
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