Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Zachary Harris

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

Name and Rank: SrA Zachary I Harris  

Unit: 19 AMXS/Dragons AMU 

Official Duty title: C-130J Craftsman (Crew Chief)

Hometown: Plains, Texas

Time in service: 5 years

Time at Little Rock: 3 years

Goals: Complete Engineering degree and start a family

Hobbies: Woodwork, cars, sport shooting and video games

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

As a C-130J crew chief with the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Harris demonstrated Multi Capable Airman qualities by teaming with the engine shop to identify and replace a damaged propeller in 5 hours. His efforts permitted the delivery of cargo to support the 509th Infantry Regiment.

Additionally, he transported 23 passengers to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada during the Department of Energy Joint Drill. His contribution was recognized by the FBI team lead.

Finally, Harris served as a flying crew chief and troubleshot a faulty APU door en route to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. His expertise and professionalism ensured the delivery of 23 distinguished visitors.