Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Tyler Gruber

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isabell A. Nutt
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Tyler Gruber 

Unit: 19LRS/LGRV

Official Duty title: Farm and Material Handling Equipment (MHE) section chief

Hometown: Kelliher, Minnesota

Time in service: 9.5 years

Time at Little Rock: 9 years

Goals: Become master certified in medium and heavy trucks

Hobbies: Amateur radio, two-step dancing and working on vehicles

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

Staff Sgt. Gruber plays a critical role in ensuring the fire truck, refueling, and materiel handling fleets are in good working order to support Little Rock AFB’s combat airlift and training missions.

Recently, Gruber rapidly responded to a generator fire on a mobile maintenance truck. Wasting no time, he moved the mobile maintenance truck away from the fuel yard and extinguished the fire. Gruber’s quick thinking prevented the fire from spreading to nearby fuel trucks and causing major damage.