9/10/2012 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. --
Name/rank: Senior Airman Cody Carpenter
Squadron: 9th Airlift Squadron
Job description: C-5M Super Galaxy loadmaster
Dream assignment and why? Being a loadmaster, because my brother is a C-130
Hercules loadmaster and I get to see the world.
Family: Mom, Victoria; dad, Ted; a brother, Austin; and a sister, Ashley
Favorite movie: "Bad Boys 2"
Favorite food: Fettuccini Alfredo
Favorite book: "Tuesdays with Morrie"
Who inspires you? My big brother Austin
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan to still be in the Air Force as a loadmaster, hopefully married with kids.
Senior Airman Cody Carpenter is a person who is always ready for new challenges. In our section, he manages our Airman Sponsorship Program, guiding newly-assigned Airmen while helping them adjust to Team Dover and our mission. In the aircraft, he has proven to be an outstanding loadmaster. Most recently, he was instrumental in the testing and evaluation of the version 3.5 software upgrade for the new C-5M. The extensive information he gathered during Engine Running Off-load procedures enabled the validation of an $8 million contract affecting all aircraft within the $7 billion weapon system. Carpenter is a positive role model for his peers and already exhibits the characteristics needed be an outstanding leader.
- Senior Master Sgt. Benigno Rodriguez