News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 17, 2019
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Josie Zinda, 314th Maintenance Group NCO in charge of command support staff, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 5, 2019. Zinda's core value is Service Before Self. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Josie Zinda
Unit: 314th Maintenance Group
Duty title: NCO in charge of command support staff
Hometown: Auburn, California
Time in service: 18 years
Time at Little Rock: 3 years
Goals: Own an arts and crafts studio on the west coast
Hobbies: Crafting, taking photos, and road trips
Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self
Why was the individual selected and how do they display the core value?
Tech. Sgt Zinda took over multiple programs on top of her normal workload after a member deployed. Since picking up these additional programs, she has consistently worked late, come in early and on her off time to make sure the programs are always squared away. Her commitment and dedication to service was recently highlighted with two inspections that resulted in zero defects.