By Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 06, 2017
Staff Sgt. Darryl McRae, 19th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week June 6, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. McRae was selected for leading a team to repair aircraft damaged in a hail storm. (U.S. Air photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Darryl McRae
Unit: 19th Maintenance Squadron
Duty Title: aircraft structural maintenance journeyman
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Time on Station: four years
Time in Service: four and half years
Goals: achieve rank of master sergeant
What Core Value do they portray and how?
Excellence in All We Do. Two of Team Little Rock's aircraft were caught in a hail storm in Colorado, damaging the flight controls and other skins. McRae is currently leading a team to document the damage on one of the aircraft, totaling more than 8,000 dents. He met with and was trained by a Lockheed Martin structural engineer. He took this unique training and taught his team. His dedication to the Air Force core values and especially Excellence in All We Do was made evident during the process and is why he personifies the Combat Airlifter.