87 APS compete in Port Dawg Challenge
By Senior Airman Angela Jackson, 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 10, 2020
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Members of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron competed in 11 events throughout the course of the day during the squadron’s semi-annual Port Dawg Challenge Oct. 17, 2020 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The event incorporated the various skills necessary to safely and effectively prepare and move cargo for airlift, which is the primary focus of aerial ports like this one. Using a team-based points system, squadron leadership designed the Port Dawg Challenge with the intention of enhancing job proficiency while encouraging camaraderie among Airmen.
The aerial port squadron is responsible for preparing and moving cargo, passengers, and their baggage at military installations across the globe, and training events like this one help to standardize processes to ensure seamless operations.