Port Dawg Challenge

Air Force Reservists representing 23 aerial port squadrons from 19 states will converge on Dobbins ARB, Ga., Oct. 25-29 to compete in Air Force Reserve Command’s Port Dawg Challenge. The competition features 11 events designed to test these airmen’s proficiency in performing aerial port tasks. These include: passenger terminal operations, loading and offloading cargo from a C-130 transport with running engines, maneuvering driving courses with a 25-ton Halverson loader and a 10-ton forklift, processing cargo, planning loads, building up pallets, restraining cargo, processing cargo, and participating in a fit-to-fight test. Dobbins in March 2009 hosted 22nd Air Force’s Roundup aerial port competition. Port Dawg Challenge expands the competition to include 4th AF and 10th AF units. (Robins release)