Airman 1st Class Carlos Puga shows how to fold a parachute and explains why it is so important to handle parachutes properly. Since parachutes are reused, they must be retrieved, cleaned and repacked after cargo drops.
Puga trained to be an aerial porter in the Air National Guard. For this position, he attended the same Basic Military Training and advanced training as active-duty members of the Air Force. He also drills regularly to maintain his skills and learn new ones.