Airlifter of the Week: 37 AS Airman receives honor


by Master Sgt. Marie Brown
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Erol Pangelinan, 37th Airlift Squadron aviation resource management apprentice, stands in front of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, May 3. Pangelinan received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week for scoring a 100 percent on his aviation resource management systems test, building orders for over 30 flights, inputting vital post-mission data, and maintaining aircrew training records.

Airman 1st Class Erol Pangelinan, 37th Airlift Squadron aviation resource management apprentice, received the honor of being Airlifter of the Week, May 2.
Pangelinan doesn’t take his Air Force specialty training lightly. He knows how important job knowledge is in accomplishing the mission. Pangelinan recently earned a rare 100 percent on his aviation resource management systems test. In addition, he built orders for more than 30 flights, inputted vital post mission data and maintained aircrew training records.
Chief Master Sgt. Mark Umfleet, acting 86th Airlift Wing command chief, elaborated on the importance of training.
“Every path in the Air Force begins with training,” said Umfleet. “Each training program is designed to help you find your strengths and to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the Air Force and achieve your goals. Airman Pangelinan succeeded in his goals which is shown in his recent test score. We just don’t see these type of scores very often.”
The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through their hard work and dedication, make the 86th AW the “World’s Best Wing.”