Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Joshua Radford

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  • By Senior Airman Aaron Irvin
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Senior Airman Joshua Radford

Unit: 19th Security Forces Squadron

Official Duty title: Military Working Dog Handler

Hometown: Okeechobee, Florida

Time in service: 4 years

Time at Little Rock: 3 years

Goals: Go to Lackland AFB to work at Dog Training School to train new MWD teams

Hobbies:  Music production, hunting and fishing

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

Radford portrayed the enduring priorities of Mission and Airmen as he conducted 158 hours of security/law enforcement patrol work and 123 hours of explosive detection, clearing 168 commercial vehicles for installation access. Additionally, he mentored five security forces members interested in K9, teaching 120 hours of kennel care and decoy/handling procedures, leading to one K9 school graduation, enhancing TLR capabilities by 33 percent. Additionally, he executed lifesaving measures while TDY to MWD School, where he selflessly sustained the health and welfare of over 800 MWDs for 192 hours during a major storm.  Due to his efforts, the DOD did not lose one MWD, saving $40 million in DOD assets.