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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Jonah Woods

Jonah Woods, 19th Operations Support Squadron airspace manager and air traffic controller, was nominated as Combat Airlifter of the Week Aug. 1, 2016 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Along with Woods’ many responsibilities, he issues clearance and flight plans to the base’s aircraft. On average, personnel from the Little Rock AFB control tower issue approximately 63,000 operation flight plans per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards)

Jonah Woods, 19th Operations Support Squadron airspace manager and air traffic controller, was nominated as Combat Airlifter of the Week Aug. 1, 2016 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Along with Woods’ many responsibilities, he issues clearance and flight plans to the base’s aircraft. On average, personnel from the Little Rock AFB control tower issue approximately 63,000 operation flight plans per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Name: Jonah Woods

Unit: 19th Operations Support Squadron

Position:  Airspace Manager/ Air Traffic controller/ assault zone operations

Hometown: Cypress, Texas

Time on Station/ Time in Service: 9 years/24 years

Hobbies/Goals: Outdoor activities such as boating and fishing, hunting,

Core Value: "You could never pick one core value to describe the dedication Jonah Woods has for his job. I've watched him work tirelessly to think up new ways to increase training opportunities while simultaneously saving the Air Force and the U.S. government money (Integrity First, Excellence in all we do). He's never asked one of his assault/drop zone controllers to work in the brutal August heat if he wasn't going to be right next to him doing the same work. (Service before Self) Jonah is an example of what all Airmen and civilian employees should strive to be." - Maj. Christopher Acs, 19th OSS Weapons and Tactics Chief