News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 15, 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caine Nielsen, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight NCO in charge of explosive ordinance disposal equipment, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Jan. 15, 2018. Nielsen’s core value is Service before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Caine Nielsen
Unit: 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight
Duty title: NCO in charge of explosive ordinance disposal equipment
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Time in service: 14 years total, nine years in the United States Marine Corps and five years in the Air Force
Time at Little Rock: Three Years
Goals: Make technical sergeant and retire as a master sergeant or higher.
Hobbies: Playing video games and spending time with his kids.
Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self
How does the individual portray the core value? Nielsen is a highly skilled EOD team leader who can always be counted on as the epitomy of a wingman. He directly supervises, trains and mentors three Airmen, and is an avid AADD supporter/volunteer. Nielsen just recently returned from a 30-day deployment in support of Hurricane Michael recovery efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.