Team Grissom assists Royal Air Force with securing cargo

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  • By Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker
  • 434 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The Royal Air Force visited Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana to train with the 49th Aerial Port Squadron in building cargo pallets Aug. 26.

Grissom’s 49th Aerial Port Squadron assisted with building and ensured the pallets were ready for the aircraft.

During the build the Grissom team learned many things about the Royal Air Force’s different culture, but also about a different style of netting used by them.

“If were ever in a deployed location, it makes it a little easier for us to work together,” said Staff Sgt. Zach Strickland, 49th APS cargo representative. “It’s nice seeing we do things very similar, but there are a few short differences and it’s nice to be able to work out those details.”

Strickland plans to take what he learned from this experience and apply it in the future.

“This gives you a little more knowledge just seeing how the do things,” said Strickland. “The way they are doing things, we can definitely take into consideration and apply those same skills to what we do every day.”

The 434th ARW is the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command. The Citizen Airmen from the Hoosier Wing routinely deploy around the world in support of the Air Force mission.

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