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Reservists participate in combat airlift competition

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, rides in the back of a C-130J as it taxis the runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The C-130J Hercules crew was taking part in a combat airlift competition called the “turkey shoot.” The first part of the competition is loading and unloading a Humvee for time in which Miller was in charge of guiding the Humvee and securing it into the aircraft. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, rides in the back of a C-130J as it taxis the runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The C-130J Hercules crew was taking part in a combat airlift competition called the “turkey shoot.” The first part of the competition is loading and unloading a Humvee for time in which Miller was in charge of guiding the Humvee and securing it into the aircraft. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, accomplishes his pre-flight checklist before a load drop competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.  August 7, 2019. The competition, called the “turkey shoot,” is an annual event that pits C-130 Hercules crews against each other in a series of skill and timing based events. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo inlustration by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, accomplishes his pre-flight checklist before a load drop competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The competition, called the “turkey shoot,” is an annual event that pits C-130 Hercules crews against each other in a series of skill and timing based events. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo Illustration by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, accomplishes his pre-flight checklist before a load drop competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The competition, called the “turkey shoot,” is an annual event that pits C-130 Hercules crews against each other in a series of skill and timing based events. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, accomplishes his pre-flight checklist before a load drop competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The competition, called the “turkey shoot,” is an annual event that pits C-130 Hercules crews against each other in a series of skill and timing based events. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a Humvee into a C-130J Hercules during the annual turkey shoot competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. While the competition is a training exercise, it also serves to increase unit cohesion and interoperability between the crews. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a Humvee into a C-130J Hercules during the annual turkey shoot competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. While the competition is a training exercise, it also serves to increase unit cohesion and interoperability between the crews. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. During the competition, each crew loads a Humvee, completes an assault landing and preforms a small cargo drop. They are scored for timing and accuracy for each of these events. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster (left), and Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster (right), ride in the back of a C-130J Hercules as it taxis the runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The C-130 crew was taking part in a competition called the “turkey shoot.” The first part of the competition is loading and unloading a Humvee for time. Miller was in charge of guiding the Humvee and securing it into the aircraft, while Mcleod was in charge of the cargo drop. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster (left), and Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster (right), ride in the back of a C-130J Hercules as it taxis the runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The C-130 crew was taking part in a competition called the “turkey shoot.” The first part of the competition is loading and unloading a Humvee for time. Miller was in charge of guiding the Humvee and securing it into the aircraft, while Mcleod was in charge of the cargo drop. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, discuss the plan for the ongoing exercise as the C-130J taxis down the runway during the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This requires balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, discuss the plan for the ongoing exercise as the C-130J taxis down the runway during the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This requires balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts pre-flight checks before take-off as part of the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Turkey Shoot is a multi-event test which evaluates all aspects of combat airlift such as threat mitigation, container delivery system airdrops, assault landings and loading and offloading vehicles. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This entails balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, discuss the plan for the ongoing exercise as the C-130J taxis down the runway during the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This requires balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Tech. Sgt. William Mcleod, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, discuss the plan for the ongoing exercise as the C-130J taxis down the runway during the Turkey Shoot competition August 7, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members must meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This requires balancing a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. Mission success depends on Airmen resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, 327th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, rides in the back of a C-130J as it taxis the runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. August 7, 2019. The C-130J Hercules crew was taking part in a combat airlift competition called the “turkey shoot.” The first part of the competition is loading and unloading a Humvee for time in which Miller was in charge of guiding the Humvee and securing it into the aircraft. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)