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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joel Powell

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Staff Sgt. Joel Powell, 62nd Airlift Squadron loadmaster, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week June 8, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Powell was recognized for his handling of training programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)


Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Joel Powell

Unit: 62nd Airlift Squadron

Duty title: Training NCO/C-130J Loadmaster

Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas

Time in service: 9 Years

Time at Little Rock: 2 Years

Goals: Finish Bachelors Degree

Hobbies: Paintball, Guns and sports.

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in all we do

How does the individual portray the core value?

Staff Sgt. Powell has been vital to the merging of Student Training and Permenant Party Training at Department of Defense's largest C-130J Formal Training Unit.  With his expertise 12 syllabi were transferred and he was key to the training of 10 enlisted and officer members, resulting in zero delay in student production.