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Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Ambre Wheeler

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

Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Ambre Wheeler  

Unit:  19 AMXS/Knights AMU (MXAASP)

Official Duty title: C-130J Craftsman (Engines)

Hometown: Tracy, California

Time in service: 7 years

Time at Little Rock: 6 years

Goals: Become a SNCO and major influencer in the Creative Arts   

Hobbies: Gaming, hiking and taking care of her fur babies

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

Wheeler continually demonstrates resolute leadership of Airmen and her peers; coupled with the grit to meet any challenge head on, she adds strength to our warfighting culture. She dominated a shift lead position, managing two NCOs and seven Airmen. 

Additionally, she led heavy maintenance teams and directed five engine and seven propeller prop changes, in addition to over 300 maintenance tasks and 100 inspections.

Lastly, Wheeler was selected as team captain for the Maintenance Olympics, where she led eight members through three events—earning a gold medal for her team.