RF-A: Before the drop
By Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 17, 2016
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --
Airmen assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron ensure the safety of container delivery system (CDS) bundles for an air drop during Red Flag-Alaska on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 11, 2016. CDS bundles are used to simulate airdrop procedures for supplies to ground forces. Bundles that are improperly rigged can lead to malfunctions which hold the risk of damaging aircraft, personnel and can lead to mission failure.