Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman James McCool

  • Published
  • By Airman Isabell A. Nutt
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: SrA James C. McCool III

Unit: 19 AMXS

Official Duty title: C-130J Journeyman

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Time in service: 3 Years

Time at Little Rock: 3 Years

Goals: Complete Bachelors Degree and apply learned skills to personally owned business and making rank in the Air Force. He would also like to author a cook book.

Hobbies: Painting, Video Gaming, Cooking

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

McCool displayed outstanding leadership during the ROCKI inspection. He led a three member team that identified, removed and replaced a worn Nose Landing Gear tire which saved a Joint Airborne Air Transportability Training mission that qualified 65 paratroopers.

McCool also inspected 1.5 thousand carded items, corrected approximately 100 findings and cleared 15 delayed discrepancies which bolstered the Wings 8.4 thousand sorties and 15.6 flight hours. Additionally, he led five Airmen and completed scheduled maintenance that delivered combat airlift to Ali Al Saleem Air base.