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  • 61st loadmaster wins 2018 Outstanding Career Enlisted Aviator award

    A 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, was named the 2018 Staff Sgt. Henry E. "Red" Erwin Outstanding Career Enlisted Aviator of the Year.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nelson Esqueda

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Nelson EsquedaUnit: 62nd Airlift SquadronDuty title: C-130J instructor loadmasterHometown: San Antonio, TexasTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 1 yearGoals: Pursue further educationHobbies: Hiking, working out, sports, reading, and yard workAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was the
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Sean Quintero

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Sean QuinteroUnit: 154th Training SquadronDuty title: C-130H loadmaster instructorHometown: Stanford, MontanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 yearsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air ForceHobbies: Flying, Hunting, Snowboarding and HikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was
  • 34th CTS Airman trains next generation

    The C-130J Super Hercules was built to perform tactical combat airlift while flying and landing in austere environments. Moving and dropping pallets doesn’t seem to be too daunting until loadmasters have to squeeze uniquely shaped cargo into the back of a C-130, at which point it can seem almost impossible without the correct training and techniques.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joshua Bruchwalski

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Joshua BruchwalskiUnit:  314th Operations GroupDuty title:  314th Operations Group standardization and evaluations loadmasterHometown:  Pittsburgh, PennsylanviaTime in service: seven yearsTime at Little Rock: four yearsGoals: complete bachelors in accountingHobbies: road biking, boating, hunting, fishingAir Force Core
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds Unit: 41st Airlift Squadron Duty title: C-130J instructor loadmaster Hometown: Spokane, Washington Time in service: four years and three months Time at Little Rock: three years and nine months Goals: finish Bachelor’s degree and own a home Hobbies: playing basketball, spending time with loved ones and
  • C-130 tactical expertise starts at Team Little Rock

    Throughout the Air Force, Airmen depend on each other toensure the mission is completed. Just as pilots depend on an array of careerfield specialists it takes to guarantee an aircraft is mission-ready, weaponsundergraduate pilots in the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course, or WIC, depend onloadmasters to assist in understanding what goes on in the back
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