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  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Joshua Calderon-Cordon

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Calderon-Cordon, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J aerospace maintenance journeyman, is recognized at the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 11, 2019. Calderon-Cordon's core value is Service Before Self.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Nikoleta Steblak

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Nikoleta SteblakUnit: 19th Force Support SquadronDuty title: Services ApprenticeHometown: Mukachevo, UkraineTime in service: 1 year, 8 monthsTime at Little Rock: 1 year, 4 months  Goals: Commission as an officer, go on another Defense Threat Reduction Agency TDY/special duty assignment, and finish her master’s
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Aleff Gripp

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Aleff Gripp Unit: 61st Airlift Squadron Duty title: Loadmaster Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Time in service: 1 year, 3 months Time at Little Rock: 1 year Goals: Make staff sergeant his first time testing Hobbies: Woodworking, crypto/stock trading, and drums Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Airman 1st Class Gripp has taken it upon himself to learn how to set up the new electronic flight bag publications for 25 Airmen, noncommissioned officers, senior NCOs, and field grade officers. He is also the lead to set up the new squadon loadmaster virtual reality training center.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Jordan Oslie

    Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Jordan Oslie Unit: 19th Airlift Wing/Judge Advocate Duty title: NCO in charge of adverse actions Hometown: Apex, North Carolina Time in service: 8 years and 2 months Time at Little Rock: 4 months Goals: Make Chief Master Sgt., be awarded her second Community College of the Air Force degree, and finish her bachelor’s degree in business administration next year. Hobbies: Anything outdoors. Air Force Core Value portrayed: Integrity First How does the individual portray the core value? Tech. Sgt. Oslie understands the importance of upholding Air Force standards. She is honest above all else and kind through and through. She strives to set the example for others to emulate and tries to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Master Sgt. Stacy Hunt

    Name and Rank: Master Sgt. Stacy Hunt Unit: 96th Aerial Port Squadron/34th Combat Training Squadron Duty title: NCO in charge of Special Handling/Mission Support Operations Superintendent Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas Time in service: 14 Years Time at Little Rock: 6 Months Goals: Help my Airmen achieve their career and personal goals, while supporting the Air Force Reserve mission. Hobbies: Field trials with pointing dogs, CrossFit, other physical fitness activities, and travel Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? As a reservist on military personnel appropriation orders Master Sgt. Hunt is assigned to the 96th APS and 34th CTS. Hunt helps ensure equipment loads are air-worthy for shipment during Green Flag Little Rock’s participation in Joint Readiness Training Center exercises. JRTC is the capstone readiness exercise for the U.S. Army and its components before their deployments. GFLR prepares combat airlifters for deployments, airdrops, SERE training, and cargo airlift.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Ryan McHaney

    Staff Sgt. Ryan McHaney leads after-hours supply operations and provides flawless logistics support. He developed work center training continuity and trained three newly-assigned Airmen. Additionally, he serves as a court-appointed special advocate and has aided in the successful reunification of three children with their families.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Caleb Tibbets

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Caleb Tibbits Unit: 189th Civil Engineer Squadron Duty title: Power Production Technician Hometown: Munford, Tennessee Time in service: 6 years and 6 months Time at Little Rock: 6 years and 1 month Goals: Take the fundamentals of engineering exam this year; start working on his master’s degree in the next couple of years. Hobbies: Working on small house projects, cooking, and unicycling. Location for photo: Checking generators outside the 189th Maintenance Squadron Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Tibbits is very dependable and can be counted on for any task. He volunteered to work out of his Air Force Specialty Code at the Blackjack Drop Zone making repairs to road and infrastructure supporting Team Little Rock.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Austin Hocog

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Austin Hocog Unit: 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Duty title: Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician Hometown: Mongmong, Guam Time in service: 10 months Time at Little Rock: 3 months Goals: Complete CCAF and then move onto his bachelor’s. Hobbies: Enjoys playing basketball, rugby, hiking and spending time with his family. Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence In All We Do How does the individual portray the core value: Hocog is responsible for evaluating 158 water sample sites as well as four aircraft water points on a monthly basis. His drive for excellence within the Environmental Protection Program ensures safe drinking water for Team Little Rock’s entire population. Hogoc’s motivation and ambitious attitude are evident in his daily tasks.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: A1C Moises Garrido

    Name and Rank: Airman First Class Moises GarridoUnit: 19th Maintenance Squadron, Aerospace Ground EquipmentDuty title: Aerospace Ground Equipment ApprenticeHometown: San Juan, Puerto RicoTime in service: 15 MonthsTime at Little Rock: 8 MonthsGoals: Gain CCAF and complete requirements for Air Force Nurse Commissoning Progam.Hobbies: Time with
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff. Sgt. Caine Nielsen

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Caine NielsenUnit: 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal FlightDuty title: NCO in charge of explosive ordinance disposal equipmentHometown: Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaTime in service: 14 years total, nine years in the United States Marine Corps and five years in the Air ForceTime at Little Rock: Three
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