HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Reservists in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron competed against each other and their active-duty counterparts in the 75th Air Base Wing during a mini Port Dawg Challenge Sept. 13.
The competition was designed to prepare Airmen for the official Port Dawg Challenge, which takes place every two years at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and includes teams from across Air Force Reserve Command.
The PDC tests aerial porters in various aspects of their career field, including building pallets, maneuvering forklifts and loading military vehicles onto cargo aircraft. It also features a “Fit to Fight” event, which requires Airmen to run laps and perform burpees. For extra measure, Hill’s competition added a bus pull to test the Airmen’s strength and endurance.
“This is very good training,” said Master Sgt. Cody De Los Reyes, 67th APS. “Aerial porters are expected to perform in any and all areas of the career field.”