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  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Jacquelyn Ayala

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Jacquelyn Ayala Unit: 19th Medical Support Staff Duty title: Commander Support Staff Hometown: McAllen, Texas Time in service: 1 year, 5 months Time at Little Rock: 1 year Goals: Complete CCAF before mid 2019 Hobbies: Traveling, swimming, anything outdoors and piano Location for photo: Command Section Medical Group Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in all we do How does the individual portray the core value? Airman 1st Class Ayala is vital to the 23 programs that fall to her within the CSS. She not only supports 337 19th Medical Group members, but also one group commander, three squadron commanders and first sergeant. She tracks and updates 60 MDG Operation Instructions and ensures all EPR/OPRs are finalized in member’s records. She is also pursuing further education and currently POC for local women’s shelter.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Raines

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Raines Unit: 19th Security Forces Squadron Duty title: Security Forces Evaluator Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas Time in Service: 11 Years Time at Little Rock: 7 Years Goals: Join civilian law enforcement agency next year Hobbies: Shooting guns, fishing, camping Location for photo: Bldg. #481/Security Forces Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Raines is a member of a 3-person section responsible for the evaluation and certification of over 200 Security Forces Squadron members. Due to extenuating circumstances, he has single-handedly manned the section, completed all duties, and put in countless hours including swing & mid-shift work, sacrificing family time to ensure the success of the unit.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Zhongliang Chen

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Zhongliang Chen Unit: 41st Airlift Squadron Duty title: Squadron Aviation Resource Management Hometown: Shenyang, China Time in service: 2 years, 6 months Time at Little Rock: 2 years, 2 months Goals: Acceptance into Air Force Band and a Bachelors in Music Hobbies: Playing the piano, electronic gaming and anime Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? Excellence is a perishable skill. It must be practiced. The same discipline I utilize on the piano translates to the attention to detail that must be observed maintaining the squadron’s aeronautical databases. Whether it’s a data entry error or wrong note played, the whole production becomes out of key.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Anthoney Carvalho

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Anthoney Carvalho Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Command Post Duty title: Junior Emergency Actions Controller Hometown: Bruce, Mississippi Time in service: 1 year, 4 months Time at Little Rock: 1 year Goals: Finishing engineer degree, 20-year Air Force career and retire before age 40 Hobbies: All outdoor activities and spending time with friends Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence In All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? Carvalho flawlessly executes command and control to the home of Agile Combat Airlift. Last week, as an integral member of the command post team, Carvalho coordinated support resources for the hurricane evacuation of 34 aircraft and 240 personnel. Carvalho's daily responsibilities include flight following for three airlift wings, mass notification in times of emergency and operational reporting to higher headquarters.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Niel Richardson

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Niel Richardson Unit: 913th Force Support Squadron Duty title: Personnel Technician Hometown: Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago Time in service: 9 Years Time at Little Rock: 3 Years Goals: Bachelors in Criminal Justice and become a State Trooper Hobbies: Playing and watching sports Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? By showing the will to continue to serve the people both in the military and civilian world!
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Rachel Smith

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Rachel Smith Unit: 19th Maintainance Group Duty title: Resource Advisor Hometown: Georgetown, TX Time in service: 10 years Time at Little Rock: 3 years Goals: Complete Accounting bacholers degree and start a family Hobbies: Cooking, decorating, world travel, painting and gardening Location for photo: Bldg 344 Air Force Core Value portrayed: Integrity First How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Smith is trusted with unit funding valued at 1.6 million dollars and monitors individuals using government charge cards within the unit. She also tracks and schedules training for Group staff and individuals within the programs flight. Her attention to detail ensures that we are trained and funded to fly, fight, and win.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Ryan Dewey

    Name and Rank: Tech Sgt. Ryan Dewey Unit:19th Medical Group Duty title: 19th Medical Group executive officer      Hometown: Puyallup, Washington Time in service: 17 years Time at Little Rock: 5 years Goals: Complete masters degree before retiring.  Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, anything outdoors and spending time with his wife and four children Air
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Jasmine Robinson

    Name and Rank: SSgt Jasmine L. Robinson Unit: 62 AS Duty title: Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana Time in service: 9 Years Time at Little Rock: 4 years Goals: Defense Attorney/open a non-profit organization Hobbies: Victims Advocate/raising her 2 children Location for photo: Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Leads a minimally manned office alongside 2 other augmentess to help execute a $17M flying hour program for over 500 students and permanent party flight instructors. Off duty, she volunteers as a Victims Advocate for the base when not busy raising her 2 children.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Malisha Jennett

    Name and Rank: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Malisha Jennett Unit: 19 Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Duty title: Legal Office NCO in charge Hometown: Edwards, Mississippi Time in service: 14 years Time at Little Rock: 10 months Goals: Make master sergeant & complete Master’s Degree in project management Hobbies: Visiting museums with family, reading & exploring new restaurants Location for photo: Legal Office Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? As the 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate senior enlisted paralegal, TSgt Jennett is responsible for the development & mentoring of all junior attorneys & paralegals assigned to the legal office. Her continued success is derived from an uncompromising work ethic & ‘can-do’ spirit. Whether she is conducting a briefing, training others, or serving as a case paralegal on a court-martial, she does it all with aplomb & embodies our Core Value of Excellence.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Johnson

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Cheryl Johnson Unit: 314th Maintenance Group
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