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97 AMW in photos: assembling mobility aircrew training

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  • By Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell
  • Altus Air Force Base Public Affairs

The 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen play a crucial role in the primary training mission at Mobility’s Hometown. One such task is training qualified C-17 Globemaster III loadmasters to be certified in airdrop training.

Once an airdrop request has been made, the air operations flight of the 97th LRS has a shared responsibility to ensure airdrop pallets and cargo or “platform” are properly assembled for aircrew training. They accomplish several tasks from packing parachutes to loading the platform on the aircraft and everything in-between.

The air operations flight helps produce an average of 466 airdrop platforms for approximately 90 C-17 loadmasters training at Mobility’s Hometown annually.