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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman Derrick Cashaw

A man wearing the Airman Battle Uniform has his hands on his hips while looking at the camera with exercise equipment behind him. He's wearing glasses.

Airman Derrick Cashaw, 19th Forces Support Squadron fitness specialist, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week July 9, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cashaw’s core value is Excellence in All We Do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)


Name and Rank:  Airman Derrick Cashaw

Unit: 19th Force Support Squadron

Duty title: Fitness specialist

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Time in service: Nine months

Time at Little Rock: Six months

Goals: Serve 20 or more years in the Air Force

Hobbies: Drawing, chess games and playing video games

Location for photo: Fitness Center

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence In All We Do

How does the individual portray the core value? Cashaw works at the Little Rock Air Force Base Fitness and Sports Center. During his time here, Cashaw continuously emulates the Air Force core value, “Excellence In All We Do.” He oversees and upkeeps a 10 million dollar facility and ensures the cleaning and safety of 1.2 million dollars in equipment for over 2,000 daily customers. Cashaw has pitched multiple ideas to refresh the facility to stay current with fitness trends and to support Team Little Rock’s Fit-to-Fight ethos, which includes updating the parent and child workout area and a new functional fitness room. His commitment to excellence does not stop at his roles and responsibilities at the fitness center, since he has taken the lead in readiness training.