Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jacob Conn

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  • By Airman 1st Class Saisha Cornett
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Jacob Conn

Unit: 19th Operation Support Squadron

Official Duty title: Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman

Hometown: Bellville, Ohio

Time in service: 5 years, 7 months

Time at Little Rock: 4 months

Goals: Complete Community College of the Air Force degree

Hobbies: Fishing, traveling, and sports

Conn coordinated the preparation and upload of life saving equipment in support of the weather evacuation of 14 Air Mobility Command and Air Education and Training Command aircraft and guaranteed the crisis response of all C-130Js.

Additionally, he managed the Mission Termination Inspection schedule and led 12 airmen across three shifts, completing 5,700 equipment inspections and ensuring the on-time deployment of the 41st Airlift Squadron Iron Swap. Conn also led the configuration of four aircraft for two off-station missions to Norway and Haiti.

Finally, as shift lead, Conn oversaw eight technicians build up ten new restraint harness assemblies, fixing a year-long aircraft equipment readiness issue.