Air Mobility Command’s Rodeo competition, an international mobility event, kicks off with opening ceremonies here Sunday at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will introduce more than 40 U.S. and nine international teams, who represent their countries and units as the very best in their career fields. More than 25 additional countries will send observers to the week-long competition.
Air Mobility Command Commander Gen. Duncan McNabb will host the ceremonies, which include local equestrians displaying international flags and the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron Airmen parachuting onto the airfield with a U.S. flag.
Rodeo allows teams to train and learn through spirited competition. It tests the flight and ground skills of aircrews as well as the related skills of special tactics, security forces, aerial port operations, aeromedical evacuation and maintenance team members.
Rodeo provides valuable joint and combined training for all participants as well as increased cooperation between international air mobility forces. All competitors benefit through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures with international partners, effectively enhancing air mobility operations. Spirited competition also strengthens the mutual goals and bonds of friendship developed between competing teams.