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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, secures rollers to the cargo deck of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, secures rollers to the cargo deck of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, opens the crew entry door panel of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, opens the crew entry door panel of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. John Dittess, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, chains a K-loader to the cargo compartment of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, June 9, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. John Dittess, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, chains a K-loader to the cargo compartment of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, June 9, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

A K-loader is loaded onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 9, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Airmen from the 49th Wing and 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

A K-loader is loaded onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 9, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Airmen from the 49th Wing and 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron load a K-loader onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 9, 2021. During the training exercise, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron load a K-loader onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 9, 2021. During the training exercise, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, center, 9th Airlift Squadron student loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. John Dittess, right, 9th AS loadmaster, attach a winch to aircraft ground equipment before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, center, 9th Airlift Squadron student loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. John Dittess, right, 9th AS loadmaster, attach a winch to aircraft ground equipment before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. John Dittess, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, assists in marshaling aircraft ground equipment onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Material Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. John Dittess, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, assists in marshaling aircraft ground equipment onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th AS coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Material Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron load aircraft ground equipment onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron load aircraft ground equipment onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer, at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Airmen from Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group to complete the 10-day MSTT. Over the course of the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, AGE, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, left, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, instructs Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th AS student loadmaster, on proper power up procedures for the auxiliary power units of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, left, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, instructs Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th AS student loadmaster, on proper power up procedures for the auxiliary power units of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, turns on the auxiliary power units of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, turns on the auxiliary power units of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

An auxiliary power unit checklist and an aviation headset rest on the flight deck of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th Airlift Squadron since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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An auxiliary power unit checklist and an aviation headset rest on the flight deck of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th Airlift Squadron since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, and Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th AS noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, discuss procedures for turning on the auxiliary power units on a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Material Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, and Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th AS noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, discuss procedures for turning on the auxiliary power units on a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 8, 2021. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Material Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, discusses offloading procedures with Staff Sgt. Jordan Chandanais, 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Transportation Function supervisor, while aboard a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th AS since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, discusses offloading procedures with Staff Sgt. Jordan Chandanais, 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Transportation Function supervisor, while aboard a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th AS since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, marshals a forklift tractor off the ramp of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th AS since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, marshals a forklift tractor off the ramp of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th AS since early 2021 to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, checks a pre-loading checklist for a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, checks a pre-loading checklist for a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. Alex Delamarter, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer student, climbs down the crew stairs of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Staff Sgt. Alex Delamarter, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer student, climbs down the crew stairs of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

A truck is loaded onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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A truck is loaded onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. This MSTT was coordinated in partnership with Air Education Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

The visor of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy is raised in preparation for an Engine Running Onload during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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The visor of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy is raised in preparation for an Engine Running Onload during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Senior Airman Edwin Vado, left, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Alex Delamarter, 9th Airlift Squadron student flight engineer, review an Engines Running Onload checklist for a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Senior Airman Edwin Vado, left, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Alex Delamarter, 9th Airlift Squadron student flight engineer, review an Engines Running Onload checklist for a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 7, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, climbs the troop deck stairs of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 4, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing the time of training by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, climbs the troop deck stairs of a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 4, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing the time of training by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Tech. Sgt. Jaime LaPorte, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer student, performs checks on a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 4, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Tech. Sgt. Jaime LaPorte, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer student, performs checks on a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 4, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, left, 9th Airlift Squadron student loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th AS noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, discuss a joint inspection checklist during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT,  reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Reimer, left, 9th Airlift Squadron student loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th AS noncommissioned officer in charge of loadmaster training, discuss a joint inspection checklist during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half can be completed during an MSTT, reducing training time by up to 35 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Tech. Sgt. Abimael Santiago-Soto, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of training, explains checklists while instructing flight engineer students aboard a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Tech. Sgt. Abimael Santiago-Soto, 9th Airlift Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of training, explains checklists while instructing flight engineer students aboard a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airmen from the 635th Materiel Maintenance Group push palletized cargo onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th MMG Airmen to complete the 10-day MSTT. During the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Airmen from the 635th Materiel Maintenance Group push palletized cargo onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. Loadmasters from the 9th Airlift Squadron coordinated cargo with Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th MMG Airmen to complete the 10-day MSTT. During the training, Airmen loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Staff Sgt. John Dittess, left, and Senior Airman Amelia Bradfield, both 9th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, calculate the weight of palletized cargo before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021.The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Staff Sgt. John Dittess, left, and Senior Airman Amelia Bradfield, both 9th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, calculate the weight of palletized cargo before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021.The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Senior Airman Amelia Bradfield, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, measures the height of a cargo box before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)
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Senior Airman Amelia Bradfield, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, measures the height of a cargo box before loading it onto a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy during a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, June 2, 2021. The 9th AS performs MSTTs to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M loadmasters and flight engineers. Over the course of the 10-day MSTT, 9th AS loadmasters loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of cargo, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, joined forces with Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group for a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise, June 1-10, 2021, at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

This MSTT simulated real-world scenarios to enhance and expedite training and readiness as well as build relationships across three major commands.

“The off-station trainer to Holloman AFB is a great example of a mutually beneficial effort '' said Lt. Col. Habbestad, 9th Airlift Squadron commander. “This mission allowed our Dover crew to challenge all three crew positions while stretching our legs out in the beautiful American West. “

The 49th Wing is primarily a training wing for fighter pilots and Remotely Piloted Aircraft operators. One of their many mission partners at Holloman AFB is the 635th MMG, which is the Air Force’s only organic Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources unit. This group responds worldwide with deployment, setup, maintenance and teardown of resources in support of contingencies, humanitarian support and President of the United States requirements.

“When real world things happen, BEAR base gets tasked,” said Staff Sgt. Staff Sgt. Aviana Genovesi, 635th Material Supply Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of BEAR cargo movement. “All of our Unit Type Code (UTC) [containers] have everything for us to build up a base if anything were to happen. This training is an opportunity to refresh our skills and practice outbound procedures.”

During the 10-day MSTT, loadmasters and aerial port Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron loaded and unloaded 320,085 pounds of BEAR assets, including palletized cargo, aircraft ground equipment, a fuel truck and a K-loader.

“This training gave a few of the units here on Holloman, as well as the aircrew for this mission, a lot of good training with unique cargo,” said Staff Sgt. William Chroninger, 49th LRS air transportation function supervisor. “It also allowed us time to interface with the loadmasters, build rapport and gain a better understanding of what they would like to see when they have this type of training opportunity.”

Following an initiative from Air Mobility Command, MSTTs have been in the training plan of the 9th AS since earlier this year to expedite upgrade and qualification training for C-5M Super Galaxy loadmasters and flight engineers.

“The training we conducted helps build the confidence levels of our loadmasters, communication skills between one another and gives them a better understanding of what they are responsible for,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Thomas, 9th AS NCO in charge of loadmaster training.

Of the 350 tasks needed to be a fully qualified loadmaster, roughly half of the tasks can be completed during an MSTT, expediting upgrade training by up to 35 days.

“We don’t get a lot of training opportunities when we are under a time constraint, so it was nice to think through the process in real time and organize our thoughts a little bit more clearly,” said Staff Sgt. John Dittess, 9th AS loadmaster. “We worked together and communicated clearly during the training and that transitions into AMC mission success.”

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