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19th AW/PA
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 138
Little Rock AFB, AR
(501) 987-3601


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Weekly Combat Airlifter the newspaper for Little Rock Air Force Base

Weekly Combat Airlifter: April 28, 2017

Additional Info

1.  Newcomers' Orientation: The Airman and Family Readiness Center Newcomers' Orientation is mandatory for all newly assigned military, and family members and civilian personnel are encouraged to attend as well.  At the orientation, you will be greeted by base leadership, meet representatives from base and local agencies and obtain required mandatory briefings. Base personnel looks forward to meeting you and sharing all the great things this community has to offer!

Date:  1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time:  7:15 a.m  show time for Active Duty military (SrA and above) and civilian personnel
Location:  Walters Community Support Center, Bldg 940 on Arnold Drive, near the Base Chapel

2.  Weapons Safety: Within Little Rock AFB, possession of firearms is specifically prohibited in dormitories, transient quarters, or lodging.  Registration of Privately Owned Weapons (POW) is mandatory when stored on the installation. This includes firearms stored in family/privatized housing, Family Camping and the armory. Any individual residing in Family Camping longer than 14 days must register POWs with 19 Security Forces Squadron (SFS) Pass & Registration Office.

POWs may be transported on base for the purpose of transportation to and from authorized storage facilities, purchase or sale, collector display events, game hunting, and to or from authorized sporting events requiring their use. If an individual does not possess a concealed weapons permit, their firearms will always be unloaded during such transportation and placed in the trunk or the rear most compartment of a vehicle out of the reach of the driver to the greatest extent possible. At no time will any POW be left unattended in a vehicle.

Regarding the concealed carry on the installation, by order of the 19 AW/CC, all Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) credentialed individuals that are assigned to the 19 SFS, are authorized to conceal carry throughout the installation to include government facilities with the exception of the medical clinic.  Personnel with a state issued concealed weapons permit or LEOSA credentialed personnel not assigned to 19 SFS will be authorized to conceal carry from any gate directly to privatized housing or an on-base armory only. No deviations to this policy are allowed.

Weapons Registration Form

Memorandum for Firearms Registration

Welcome to LRAFB

Welcome to Little Rock Air Force Base. You are now a member of "Team Little Rock."

The 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., is part of Air Mobility Command and provides the Department of Defense the largest C-130 fleet in the world. As part of AMC's Global Reach capability, the wing's responsibilities range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas.

Little Rock AFB opened in October 1955. The base encompasses 6,100 acres and includes one runway and one assault landing strip. The base has more than 6,000 active-duty military and civilian members, and approximately 15,000 family members live and work on and around the base with an estimated 57,000 retirees in the local area.

The base's total impact on the regional economy in fiscal year 2015 totaled $813.6 million. Additionally the base is the 4th largest employer in the state of Arkansas and created 3,479 indirect jobs in FY12.

The three major partner units on the base are the 314th Airlift Wing, Air Education and Training Command, the 913th Airlift Group and the 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard.

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First Things First

Your sponsor or supervisor will provide you with a detailed, specific checklist for in-processing at the base. However, the following is a basic checklist of things to help  you initially settle into your new assignment.

1. Lodging Office
Phone Number: (501) 987-6753
Address: 1024 Cannon Circle, Bldg 1024
Hours of Ops: Open 24/7

The Razorback Inn provides a safe, comfortable and clean living environment for C-130 students, active-duty military members and their families who are being assigned to Little Rock AFB, and retired military personnel who may be traveling through Arkansas.

2. The Housing Management Office
Phone Number: (501) 987-6429
(501) 987-8227
Address: 101 Arkansas Boulevard
Hours of Ops: Mon - Fri:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Housing Management Office has a "one-stop shopping" website that may answer many of your questions about living at Little Rock AFB, whether you are single or married, planning to live on base or off. Their website is located

When you arrive at LRAFB, visit the HMO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

3. Military Personnel Flight Customer Support Section
Phone Number: (501) 987-6831
Address: 1255 Vandenberg Drive, Ste 115, Bldg 1255 in the Consolidated Support Center
Appointments are available by logging into:
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri:  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except for Wed - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Base In-processing Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. or 10 a.m.  (except for Wed - 10 a.m. only)

The Customer Support Section is the first stop for airmen newly assigned to Little Rock AFB.   New arrivals must attend a base in-processing briefing (please see in-processing times above) before starting any permissive leave, updating their CAC, or completing a travel voucher.  Customer Support manages the military ID card program, they assist active duty, guard/reserve, dependent, retiree, and 100% Disabled Veterans with ID card issuance and much more.  Please call ahead to check how long the current wait times are (can be quite long) and to ensure you have the correct documentation to accomplish all actions.

4. Financial Services Office
Phone Number: (501) 987-8294
Civilian Pay Customer Service Phone Number: (501) 987-2523
Address: 1255 Vandenberg Dr., Bldg 1255 in the Consolidated Support Center
Hours of Ops: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and closed the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Military members and employees are required to complete their PCS voucher within 5 duty days upon arrival of their new duty station. In processing briefings are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. You are required to bring your orders, all amendments and all receipts pertaining to your travel.

5. Traffic Management Office
Phone Number: (501) 987-3582
Address: 1255 Vandenberg Dr., Bldg 1255, Room 104 in the Consolidated Support Center.
Hours of Ops: Mon - Thur: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The TMO is available to military members, and all other personnel, to closeout Dity moves (Personal Procured Move: PPM) in order to get paid by finance. You MUST come in with a copy of your orders and all other documentation (ex. EMPTY and FULL weight tickets, packing material receipts, moving truck receipts, etc.) needed to process your closeout.  Your Dity move (PPM move) cannot be closed out until your HHG shipment has been delivered and updated in the DPS website by the carrier.

6.  Airman and Family Readiness Center
Phone Number:  (501) 987-2667
Address: 940 Arnold Drive, Bldg 940, in the Walters Community Support Center with the Library
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur, & Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tues 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Check out the Airman and Family Readiness Center web page  for all they have to offer you. 


Little Rock Air Force Base is implementing an Air Force-wide requirement of the REAL ID Act to its installation access policies beginning Sept. 15, 2016.

The act establishes minimum security standards for license issue and production. Additionally, it prohibits federal agencies from accepting driver’s licenses and ID cards from states that do not meet the Act’s minimum standards. 

The REAL ID ACT enhances security by improving the reliability of state-issued identification documents and helps prevent a person's ability to evade detection by using a fraudulent form of ID.

Including Arkansas, 47 states, are compliant with the REAL ID Act and will be implementing changes starting mid-September. Currently, Minnesota, Washington and the U.S. territory of the American Samoa do not meet minimum standards.

For more information about how the REAL ID Act could affect you, read the following article.

For Family and Civilians

1.   Child Development Center
Phone:  (501) 987-6130
Address: 1990 Arnold Dr., Bldg 1990
Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Child Development Center staff provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Their goal is to support each child's needs and abilities and to challenge them to reach their individual potential. They are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and follow the standards set by the Air Force Services Agency.

Children of active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty, and DoD contractors are eligible. Priority is given to families who are either single parents or whose spouse is employed full-time or a full-time student. Fees are based on total family income.

 Cheryl Townsend, room lead teacher, reads a book to kids July 10, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The teachers in the one to two year olds teach kids how to sit quietly and participate during story time.

Infant Toddler Center
Phone: (501) 987-6070
Address:  1257 Lachmund Dr., Bldg 1257
Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2.   Civilian Personnel Office (Appropriated Fund)
Phone Number:  (501) 987-3212
Address:  1255 Vandenberg Blvd, Bldg 1255, Suite 227
Mission:  The Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) provides the full range of employee servicing to appropriated fund civilian employees (GS & WG) who are assigned to the Installation.  This includes in-processing, out-processing, employee benefits, and labor relations.

3.    Motorized Scooter Policy
To be in step with Arkansas state law and to ensure the safety of the children on LRAFB there will be significant updates to the base traffic code. Effective immediately: children ages 13 and under may not operate an electric or gas powered conveyance (scooter, skateboard, bicycle or similar devices) on base except under direct parental supervision.  Direct supervision is defined as maintaining visual contact and being in a position to intervene.

Security Forces will be enforcing this policy immediately.  If children are found in violation, they will be stopped until parents are able to come get them or they will be escorted home.  Please direct any questions to the Security Forces Law Enforcement Desk at (501) 987-3221.