67th aerial porters bring home two trophies

By Bryan Magana
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

By Bryan Magana

419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

67th aerial porters bring home two trophies

Three days of tough competition proved worthwhile for five members of the wing's 67th Aerial Port Squadron who participated in Air Force Reserve Command's Port Dawg Challenge last week.

Of more than 20 competing squadrons and 11 timed events, the 67th team cleared space for two trophies.

At the PDC closing ceremonies Oct. 29, the Hill reservists were named top performers in the fit-to-fight event, which included running laps and performing burpees, and the trivia category, which required extensive knowledge of aerial port procedures, the Airman's Manual and more.

"Leadership is bursting with pride to have won these two events," said Lt. Col. Melani Howard, 67th APS commander. "These guys are the brains and brawn of the reserve aerial port."

Howard said the PDC was a fun, challenging experience for both competing Airmen and leadership.

It was a growing experience," she said. "Knowing that you're looking at the cream of the crop - the best of the best in the aerial port - it gets you excited about the job that we do."

Winners in other events include the following:

Overall winner - 27th APS, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn.

10K Course - 39th APS, Peterson AFB, Colo.

25K Course - 41st APS, Keesler AFB, Miss.

In Transit Visibility Cargo - 72nd APS, Tinker AFB, Okla.

ITV Passenger Services - 88th APS, Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst

Pallet Build-up - 48th APS, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

Joint Inspection - 72nd APS

Load Planning - 27th APS

Cargo Restraint - 96th APS, Little Rock AFB, Ark.

Engine Running On/Off Load - 32nd APS, Pittsburgh IAP ARS, Pa.

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