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GRAPEVINE, Texas - Staff Sgt. Travis Alton, Phoenix Spark Tank winner from the 19th Logistical Readiness Squadron, briefs his design of an M-1 cargo parachute release assembly time block fair safe during the 2018 AMC Phoenix Spark Tank competition, where four finalists pitched their innovation ideas to a panel of judges at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. "At the end of the day, for less than a dollar, we can save millions," said Alton. "But let's think further than that. Think about the warfighter downrange that is reliant on the Humvee, the Howitzer, and the ammunition to save their lives... Wouldn't it be a shame if their cargo was destroyed because they didn't have this one dollar block installed?" A/TA, AMC's premier professional development event, provides mobility Airmen an opportunity to learn about and discuss mobility priorities, issues, challenges, and successes. The venue creates dialogue between industry experts, the Air Force and Department of Defense about ways to innovate, enhance mission effects and advance readiness headed into the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)


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