Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Dylan Nowell Published Dec. 3, 2021 By Senior Airman Jayden Ford 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Dylan Nowell Unit: 34th Combat Training Squadron Official Duty title: NCO in charge of the exercise planning flight Hometown: McDonough, Georgia Time in service: 9 years and 6 months Time at Little Rock: 2 years and 4 months Goals: Obtain Community College of the Air Force & physical fitness degree Hobbies: Movies, golf, soccer, football, PC gaming, cooking and grilling 19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why? Nowell recently identified a major breakdown in airdrop loading operations during Green Flag Little Rock exercises that had been a cause for significant aircraft launch delays. His solution to relocate a cargo loading dock eliminated the double-handling of airdrop loads enabling Army and Air Force personnel to work together to achieve on-time departures and successful airdrops supporting Air Mobility Command’s only joint-accredited training venue.