Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Connor Lenke

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sarah Ortega Corona
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Connor Lenke

Unit: 61st Airlift Squadron

Official Duty title: Loadmaster

Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Time in service: 3 years

Time at Little Rock: 1 year, 11 months

Goals: Complete CCAF, start Firefighter Bachelors Degree, OTS, possible civilian career with Guard flying after first enlistment.

Hobbies: Cross-fit, hiking, and TV after a long day/flight after work

Lenke was deployed for four months, flying 42 combat missions, moving 673 tons & 956 personnel to propel counter-ISIS operations.

Additionally, Lenke is vital to the training team, generating 1.5k sorties enabling 7K training events, coordinated 20 HQ missions, and seven joint exercises.

Finally, Lenke streamlined planning and execution culminating in launching eight aircraft, and 16 crews for Mobility Guardian 23.