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Balancing act: Loadmasters prepare cargo

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  • 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Chris Arnold, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a forklift with cargo to lower onto the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 29, 2016. Aircraft loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers, and ensuring the plane is properly balanced with the weight of the cargo evenly distributed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)