176th LRS Air Transportation holds Aerial Port "Rodeo" Published June 14, 2010 By SSgt Alicia Goldberger 176th Wing Kulis ANGB, Alaska -- Members of the 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Transportation Section staged an in-house Aerial Port Rodeo June 12. A "rodeo" tests the skills and abilities of each member within the section. This includes loading cargo and vehicles onto aircraft; ensuring the safety and security of passengers; and efficiently using available personnel and equipment. The purpose of the competition is to give section members a taste of what is required when they deploy to other locations. The rodeo is a training opportunity where everyone can get involved: New airmen get hands-on work, junior NCOs get experience training the airmen, and senior NCOs evaluate operational effectiveness. The Air Force "requires having the tools it needs all over the world," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Ott, 176 LRS Air Transportation Supervisor, who coordinated the rodeo. "We're the ones that make that happen ... a big part of the operation that makes the Air Force work." See the 176th WG/ LRS page for more on the the 176 LRS mission.