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92nd LRS boosts cargo mission with ‘Dawgbone’ innovation

Tech Sgt. Daniel Clanton, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation operator, demonstrates how to use the “Dawgbone” on an equipment trailer at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The “Dawgbone” is an assistive tool that can be placed on the bed of any trailer or cargo loading vehicle, allowing Airmen to safely load and unload pallets of cargo more effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanne White)

Tech Sgt. Daniel Clanton, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation operator, demonstrates how to use the “Dawgbone” on an equipment trailer at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 3, 2021. The “Dawgbone” is an assistive tool that can be placed on the bed of any trailer or cargo loading vehicle, allowing Airmen to safely load and unload pallets of cargo more effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanne White)

Airmen from the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron place a pallet of equipment onto a K-Loader trailer on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 3, 2021. The “Dawgbone” creates a more efficient way for Airmen to load and offload equipment from K-Loader trailers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanne White)

Airmen from the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron place a pallet of equipment onto a K-Loader trailer on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 3, 2021. The “Dawgbone” creates a more efficient way for Airmen to load and offload equipment from K-Loader trailers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanne White)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --

Airmen from the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron distribution flight have innovated a way to boost efficiency and safety in performing cargo loading missions.   

A device called the “Dawgbone” is an assistive tool that can be placed on the bed of any trailer or cargo loading vehicle, allowing Airmen to safely load and unload pallets of cargo more effectively.

“Most of our pallet trailers become extremely damaged due to constant forklift adjustments in safely loading cargo,” said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Clanton, 92nd LRS air transportation operator. “The ‘Dawgbone’ allows Airmen to set the pallets on the trailer once without having to constantly readjust the forklift.”

In addition to extending equipment operability and lifespan, the use of the ‘Dawgbone’ reduces the amount of time spent performing cargo-loading missions while creating a safer work environment for the distribution flight Airmen.  .

“Without the ‘Dawgbone,’ operations would be more time consuming,” said Staff Sgt. Octavious Tookes, 92nd LRS air terminal operator. “In the event a mistake is made and a pallet is loaded out of place, we have to resort to using an additional chock, which can present a safety concern. With the ‘Dawgbone’, we can just set the pallet directly on top of it, making our job quicker and safer.”

The 92nd LRS provides outstanding logistics support to effectively execute the 92nd Air Refueling Wing's mission, and ensures the delivery and sustainment of logistics readiness through professional vehicle, supply and fuels management.

With strong innovations like the “Dawgbone”, Team Fairchild can continue to ensure the safety of its Airmen while continuing to innovate and win.