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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Zhongliang Chen

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U.S. Air Force , Senior Airman Zhongliang Chen, 41st Airlift Squadron squadron aviation resource manager, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Oct. 26, 2018. Chen's core value is Excellence in All We Do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)


Name and Rank: Senior Airman Zhongliang Chen

Unit: 41st Airlift Squadron

Duty title: Squadron Aviation Resource Management

Hometown: Shenyang, China

Time in service: 2 years, 6 months

Time at Little Rock: 2 years, 2 months

Goals: Acceptance into Air Force Band and a Bachelors in Music

Hobbies: Playing the piano, electronic gaming and anime

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do

How does the individual portray the core value? Excellence is a perishable skill.  It must be practiced.  The same discipline I utilize on the piano translates to the attention to detail that must be observed maintaining the squadron’s aeronautical databases.  Whether it’s a data entry error or wrong note played, the whole production becomes out of key.