Hawaii Reservists compete in AFRC Port Dawg Challenge
Reserve Citizen Airman Master Sgt. Alfred Van Gieson, of Nanakuli, Hawaii and a member of the 48th Aerial Port Squadron, guides a pallet of equipment onto the C-130 Hercules aircraft during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., April 25, 2017. The 48th APS, based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, was one of 23 teams competing in the 4th biennial Air Force Reserve Command's Port Dawg Challenge, which was designed to test and maintain the camaraderie of aerial port Airmen while promoting professionalism, leadership, training and communication between "Port Dawgs." The 48th APS is a component of the Air Force Reserve, providing expertise in all areas of air terminal operations to include aircraft loading, cargo processing and inspecting, passenger services, aircraft fleet services and aerial port command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Theanne K. Herrmann)