Preflight Handshake
Standing on a ramp of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane laden with troops and vehicles, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief, U.S. Army Reserve, shakes hands with Spc. Sergio A. Velazquez, a transportation management coordinator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 332nd Transportation Battalion, 641st Regional Support Group, during an aerial redeployment training mission Sept. 27, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Luckey joined Velazquez, a San Antonio, Fla., native and his fellow Soldiers from the 332nd on the flight to observe firsthand how the battalion planned, organized and executed a Deployment Readiness Exercise Level III. DRE Level III evaluates a unit’s capability to rapidly mobilize at its home station and deploy overseas within 96 hours. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)