aerial port squadron


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aerial port squadron

An Air Force organization that operates and provides the functions assigned to aerial ports, including processing personnel and cargo, rigging for airdrop, packing parachutes, loading equipment, preparing air cargo and load plans, loading and securing aircraft, ejecting cargo for inflight delivery, and supervising units engaged in aircraft loading and unloading operations.
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The 39th Aerial Port Squadron also supported the unique Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) mission.
"So I ended up loading aircraft as part of the aerial port squadron. One day I was out loading, and I saw someone wearing a flight suit without officer rank telling the loaders where to go and what to do.
The 67th Aerial Port Squadron contributed immensely to the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and all other US service branches during joint operations, as well as to NATO Coalition Forces.
Al demonstrates that same philosophy with his natural ability to build teams from the ground-up, and lead the men and women of the 48th Aerial Port Squadron. You see the prominent regatta collaboration and team cohesiveness when Al is part of the team."
David Mcalhany, 67th Aerial Port Squadron, gives his all as he digs in his feet during the tug of war competition at the Defender's Cup challenge at Hili Air Force Base, Utah, in October.
Of particular note are Contingency Contracting: A Joint Handbook for the 21st Century, which has become the standard contingency contracting handbook across the DoD (a third edition was produced in 2010); Back to Basics: A Handbook for Logistics Readiness and Aerial Port Squadron Commanders, and an updated version of Maintenance Metrics U.S.
"We've been getting great support from the folks at the 436th Aerial Port Squadron and thanks to them we've been able to support our troops in Kandahar."
A stark contrast to the 77 degrees when leaving Al Udeid AB, it was a single degree above freezing on the flight line of Bagram Airfield as the C-17 loadmasters and members of the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron off-loaded the equipment.
50th Aerial Port Squadron (50th APS) provided outstanding support over the past year, delivering worldwide reach for major conflicts and deployed personnel supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
Matthew Ingersoll, 88th Aerial Port Squadron team leader.
Airmen from the 89th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
Robert Kent, 305th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer.
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