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Pope AFB Stages A Rodeo With a Military Twist

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POPE AFB — More than 80 teams from across the world are at Pope Air Force Base for a special international competition.

It is Air Mobility Rodeo 2000, and airmen are competing in everything from forklift maneuvering to maneuvering aircraft.

The huge military event gives Air Force members a chance to put their daily training to the test.

Although this is a competition, the rodeo provides an opportunity for teams to share what works and what does not.

"For the most part, it's team building for other members of the Air Force we don't normally see or work with," said Capt. Lamar Knudsen from Charleston AFB.

The rodeo is held every other year.

It continues at Pope until Friday.

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