JOINT FORCE BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Tech. Sgt. Brett Brandemuhl, a loadmaster from the 144th Airlift Squadron, briefs 176th Wing members on C-130 air safety protocols before take off, May 1, 2011. The members, a mixed group of about 30, were from the wing?s Medical Group, Civil Engineer Squadron, and the Sustainment Services Element, and were on Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission to Hayneville, Ala. The IRT program allows for real world training opportunities for military personnel while providing needed services to under-served communities in the United States. Alaska Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Goldberger.