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62nd Airlift Wing takes top award at Air Mobility Rodeo

Post by Scott Fontaine on July 25, 2009 at 11:08 am |
July 25, 2009 11:08 am

The 62nd Airlift Wing won the top award at this year’s Air Mobility Rodeo skills competition at McChord Air Force Base.

The wing, the largest active-duty unit at McChord, received the award for best air mobility team during the closing ceremonies Friday evening. The Rodeo is a biennial competition drawing more than 100 teams from the U.S. Air Force and foreign militaries, which compete in more than 50 on-the-ground and in-the-air events.

Judges also honored the 62nd Airlift Wing for having the best C-17 Globemaster III team and the best airdrop team. It also won the aerial port challenge team course, joint inspection team, low-level airdrop crew, overall C-17 aircrew and C-17 post-flight team competitions.

The security forces team from the 446th Airlift Wing, the main Reserve unit at McChord, also won first place. The wing was finished first in the fit-to-fight and C-17 maintenance competitions.

And the 92nd Air Refueling Wing from Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane won the best security forces combat weapons team competition.

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