Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Brandon Thelen

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  • By Senior Airman Aaron Irvin
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Brandon Thelen

Unit: 913th Maintenance Squadron

Official Duty title: aircraft structural maintenance craftsman

Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

Time in service: 13 years

Time at Little Rock: 10 years

Goals: Finish Bachelors of Science in Engineering

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

Thelen is the go-to structural maintenance craftsman in the 913th Airlift Group and 19th Maintenance Group. Most recently, he led a team of technicians in the repair of a damaged C-130J after the aircraft encountered significant structural damage to components on the belly of the aircraft following a hard landing.