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Port Dawgs: Moving Cargo, Supplying the AOR

Tech Sgt. Shannon Decker, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, observes a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft and ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to its destination. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility

Tech Sgt. Shannon Decker, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, observes a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft and ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to its destination. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson and Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representatives, walk by fully assembled, ready to transport pallets at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handled over 4,000 tons of inbound and outbound cargo in the month of September alone.

Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson and Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representatives, walk by fully assembled, ready to transport pallets at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handled over 4,000 tons of inbound and outbound cargo in the month of September alone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Donnel Graham)

Staff Sgt. Earl Devaughn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, puts on work gloves before handling cargo at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs use a variety of personal protective equipment to guarantee safety and mission readiness, to include ear and eye protection, gloves, steel toe boots and reflective belts

Staff Sgt. Earl Devaughn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, puts on work gloves before handling cargo at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs use a variety of personal protective equipment to guarantee safety and mission readiness, to include ear and eye protection, gloves, steel toe boots and reflective belts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Cargo pallets at the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port wait for shipment from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handle a variety of cargo to include luggage, ammunition, vehicles, food, medicine and more.

Cargo pallets at the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port wait for shipment from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handle a variety of cargo to include luggage, ammunition, vehicles, food, medicine and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft or ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to their destinations. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft or ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to their destinations. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson,left , and Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn,right , 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representatives, move a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft or ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to their destinations. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson,left , and Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn,right , 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representatives, move a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft or ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to their destinations. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Donnel Graham)

Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handle a variety of cargo to include luggage, ammunition, vehicles, food and medicine and more.

Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs handle a variety of cargo to include luggage, ammunition, vehicles, food and medicine and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Staff Sgt. Earl Devaughn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, uses hand signals to guide Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th ELRS aerial port cargo processing representative, as he drives a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility

Staff Sgt. Earl Devaughn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, uses hand signals to guide Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th ELRS aerial port cargo processing representative, as he drives a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. The aerial port here has contributed to more than 600 missions, moved nearly 12,000 passengers and over 4,000 tons of cargo in the last month, making them one of the busiest aerial ports in the world.

Senior Airman Dalton McWilliams, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. The aerial port here has contributed to more than 600 missions, moved nearly 12,000 passengers and over 4,000 tons of cargo in the last month, making them one of the busiest aerial ports in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, verifies a cargo manifest at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
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Staff Sgt. Samuel Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, verifies a cargo manifest at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Donnel Graham)

Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
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Staff Sgt. Shari Blackburn, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, operates a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port Dawgs are responsible for inspecting and building cargo pallets and leading the cargo onto outbound aircraft, which supply various locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Donnel Graham)

ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait -- Tech Sgt. Shannon Decker, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port cargo processing representative, observes a forklift at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2019. Port cargo processing representatives, also known as “Port Dawgs,” ensure that cargo transported on military aircraft and ground vehicles arrive safely and quickly to its destination. From food and medical supplies to helicopters and ground vehicles, Port Dawgs at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing provide the supplies needed for war-winning air power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Col. Rod Simpson)

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