News: Reservists test logistics skills in global mobility competition; Port Dawg Challenge brings best from Air Force Reserve
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – Citizen airmen from across the nation are converging on Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Atlanta, Ga., this week for the Air Force Reserve’s premier aerial logistics competition.
The 2012 Port Dawg Challenge runs from June 19-22, and brings together six-person teams from 17 installations – from as far away as Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii - in a tough competition that focuses on the Air Force’s worldwide mobility capability.
Aerial Port units perform military logistics functions that include passenger and cargo processing, equipment loading, air cargo preparation and load plans, and supervising units engaged in aircraft loading and unloading operations.
The biannual event was created to generate esprit de corps within the Air Force Reserve Aerial Port community. In doing so, it also promotes professionalism, demonstrates air and space expeditionary forces mission capabilities, and helps identify best practices to improve wartime readiness.
Events for this year’s competition test driving and loading prowess, administrative and processing skills, pallet build-up skills, forklift handling, load planning, and physical fitness.
Many of these activities are available for media coverage, June 20, as part of the competition at the Transportation Proficiency Center here. All media interested can contact Capt. Patrick Simmons at 678-655-5055, or by email at email@example.com by noon, Tuesday.
Date Posted:06.19.2012 17:14
Location:DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, GA, US
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