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

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Addison Schneider, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, removes a parachute Aug. 29, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cargo platform parachutes are required to hang in a heated room for at least 72 hours to ensure they are completely dry.

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Addison Schneider, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, removes a parachute Aug. 29, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cargo platform parachutes are required to hang in a heated room for at least 72 hours to ensure they are completely dry.

A U.S Air Force 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger secures a parachute Sept. 9, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aerial delivery team at Little Rock Air Force Base performs fifty-eight percent of the Department of Defense's unilateral airdrop training.

A U.S Air Force 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger secures a parachute Sept. 9, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aerial delivery team at Little Rock Air Force Base performs fifty-eight percent of the Department of Defense's unilateral airdrop training.

Parachutes deliver cargo platforms to ground forces Sept. 12, 2016, at a drop zone in central Arkansas. Each parachute must be checked for holes or broken lines prior to use.

Parachutes deliver cargo platforms to ground forces Sept. 12, 2016, at a drop zone in central Arkansas. Each parachute must be checked for holes or broken lines prior to use.

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Alexander McGowan, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, guides a forklift delivering pallets onto a trailer after an aerial drop, Sept. 12, 2016, at a drop zone in central Arkansas. The pallets were returned to the Aerial Delivery shop to be prepared for later use.

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Alexander McGowan, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, guides a forklift delivering pallets onto a trailer after an aerial drop, Sept. 12, 2016, at a drop zone in central Arkansas. The pallets were returned to the Aerial Delivery shop to be prepared for later use.

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Alexander McGowan, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, rigs a heavy equipment platform Sept. 8, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Load masters perform a joint airlift inspection on each platform before being loaded onto an aircraft.

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Alexander McGowan, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, rigs a heavy equipment platform Sept. 8, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Load masters perform a joint airlift inspection on each platform before being loaded onto an aircraft.

Kevin Williams, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger, prepares cargo bundles Sept. 8, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aerial delivery team trains at three separate drops zones in Arkansas, operating year-round to ensure the Combat Airlift mission is achieved year-round.

Kevin Williams, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger, prepares cargo bundles Sept. 8, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aerial delivery team trains at three separate drops zones in Arkansas, operating year-round to ensure the Combat Airlift mission is achieved year-round.

Levander McGinnis, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger, reconstitutes a heavy equipment platform Sept. 9, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. A team of 29 Airmen and 10 civilians are responsible for rigging, recovering and repairing cargo platforms.

Levander McGinnis, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery parachute rigger, reconstitutes a heavy equipment platform Sept. 9, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. A team of 29 Airmen and 10 civilians are responsible for rigging, recovering and repairing cargo platforms.

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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.”

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