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‘Be sure always;' Aerial Delivery team ensures knots tied

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  • By Airman Grace Nichols
  • 19th Airlift Wing

The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery section - comprised of 29 Airmen and 10 civilians - is responsible for rigging, recovering and repairing cargo platforms at Little Rock Air Force, Ark.

“Be sure always,” is a mantra the team lives by, reminding them to lean on the Air Force Core Values and each other.

“The phrase instills all of our core values and ensures that when we do something, it is correct - We only get one chance,” U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Ruelle, 19th LRS Aerial Delivery section NCO in charge said. “We depend on each other to perform rigger checks and on everyone doing their job as prescribed.”

The Aerial Delivery team trains at three separate drops zones in Arkansas, operating year-round to ensure the Combat Airlift mission is achieved.

 “They give 110 percent,” Ruelle said. “Always.”