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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Johnson

Woman poses beside sign on wall.

Staff Sgt. Cheryl Johnson, 314th Maintenance Group decentralized materiel support supervisor, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week Aug. 10, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Johnson exemplifies the Air Force core value of Excellence in All We Do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)


Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Cheryl Johnson

Unit: 314th Maintenance Group

Duty title: Decentralized materiel support supervisor

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Time in service: Four years

Time at Little Rock: Three years

Goals: Finish a Master’s degree in psychology and possibly become a linguist

Hobbies: Writing, working out and playing rugby

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence In All We Do

How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Johnson leads maintenance supply operations for the swing shift. She provides logistics readiness support for 14 C-130J aircraft, enabling programmed flying training operations to annually produce more than 800 combat airlifters for five major commands and 13 partner nations. Johnson personally revamped the bench stock program by deleting obsolete items to recoup funds back to the Air Force. She has also created a real-time asset tracking system, which improved the 12 hour fix rate by 3.5 percent over a six month period. She also manages the unit’s Due-In From Maintenance program, which enables assets to be returned to the supply pipeline to generate mission capable aircraft.