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A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., prepares to board a C-130J for a static-line jump in support of Exercise Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 Aug. 18, 2016, near Fort Polk, La. Once soldiers landed, their first objective was to create a blocking position to allow for land drops of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron) Joint force exercise prepares airmen, soldiers for contingency operations
Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18, 2016, withapproximately 750 U.S. Army airborne infantry soldiers jumping from severalC-130Js and C-17 Globemaster IIIs in the dead of night to seize and secure anassault zone. This event, referred to as Hit Night, marked the beginningof GFLR 16-09. Among the largest rotational air mobility training
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Heather Baxter has transformed her body and health by regulating her diet and dedicating time to fitness. The Vital 90 class helped Baxter take charge of her health after the birth of her second son. (Courtesy photo) Taking back their health
Heather Baxter works as a captain in the 19th ForceSupport Squadron civilian personnel flight through the week and serves as a captainon the weekend in the Air National Guard. She is another person who’s transformedher body and her health with diet and exercise.So Heather, what made you decide to become consistentwith diet and exercise
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Default Air Force Logo Little Rock AFB hosts Arkansas Military Expo
The free family-friendly Arkansas Military Expo is coming to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. scheduled for September 17, 2016. Team Little Rock will be opening our gates to welcome our community partners on the anniversary of the U.S Air Force. “We are going to bring all facets of our military, our reservists, our citizen soldiers, our Guardsmen,
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Default Air Force Logo Improved security measures implemented at base ECP
Little Rock Air Force Base is implementing an Air Force-widerequirement of the REAL ID Act to its installation access policies beginning Sept.15, 2016. The act establishes minimum security standards for licenseissue and production. Additionally, it prohibits federal agencies fromaccepting driver’s licenses and ID cards from states that do not meet
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(From left) U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Autry, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Barnes and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Shanklin’s, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs assigned to C-130J Tail No. 1335, contributions led to the Black-Letter Initial achievement Aug. 11, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. A Black-Letter Initial achievement occurs when an aircraft flies with zero minor discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin Sommer Giron) Training squadron receives extraordinary achievement
Service members assigned to the 314th Maintenance Squadron wererecognized for an accomplishment not often witnessed in the aircraftmaintenance world Aug. 11, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base.This achievement, commonly known as a Black-Letter Initial,occurs when an aircraft flies with zero minor discrepancies. Most aircraft flywith few minor
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Ret. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Earl "Sam" Puckett served in three wars. During World War II, Puckett partook in the Berlin Airlift conducted by aircraft similar to the C-47 pictured above. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) One man, three wars, four services
Few Americans can say they served in three major wars, fewer still can say they were a member of four different branches of the U.S. military. However, Ret. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Earl "Sam" Puckett has achieved both. His journey began in 1943, as a 17-year-old Arkansan who enlisted in the U.S. Navy — little did Puckett know, Uncle Sam
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Narda Spurgeon, 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Legal Office superintendent, helped her team to achieve recognigtion as the Air Mobility Command Legal Office of the Year. She also works beyond her normal duty hours and takes on additional duties to compensate their extreme manning shortage and enables her unit to continue producing professional legal services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron) Combat Airlifter of the Week: Master Sgt. Narda Spurgeon
Rank/Name:  Master Sgt. Narda Spurgeon  Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Position:  Law Office Superintendent Hometown:  Manchester, Jamaica Time on Station/ Time in Service:  11 months/ 17 years, 3 months Hobbies/Goals:  I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with family. I plan to pursue a law degree upon retirement from active duty.
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Amy Tatangelo and her son, Rocco Tatangelo, visit the vendors at the Back-to-School Brigade event Aug. 5, 2016, at the Walters Community Support Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The event was part of Operation Homefront’s efforts to distribute backpacks and school supplies throughout the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Grace Nichols) Team Little Rock goes back to school
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade returned to base in collaboration with the Little Rock Spouses’ Club to give away school supplies for military children Aug. 5, at the Walters Community Support Center on base. The event was for Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System enrolled military children
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(From left) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Ayres and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Terry Carr, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance craftsmen, examines a vehicle deicer Aug. 3, 2016, at the 19th LRS Vehicle Maintenance shop, on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The checks ensure the timing on the vehicle is accurate; proper timing prevents the hydraulic functions from moving too fast and having the potential to blow seals in the hydraulic system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Grace Nichols) Vehicle Maintenance keeps Combat Airlift moving
The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight plays a key role in keeping Little Rock Air Force Base mission ready by maintaining vehicles for both ground and air operations. “The mission of the shop is to provide services for base operations, with more than 438 vehicles assigned to the base,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.
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Chandra Erskine celebrates her weight loss progress from 2013 to 2016. In two and one-half years, Erskine lost 110 pounds. (courtesy photo) Taking back their health
(Editor’s note: Chandra Erskine, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Erksine, former chief enlisted manager for the 19th Mission Support Group, no longer lives at Little Rock Air Force Base, but the lifestyle changes she made while here helps her pursue a healthier future.) We asked Erskine if she would share her fitness and weight loss story with others who might be contemplating making a change or those who may be currently struggling at the gym or with their diet. Here are her thoughts.)
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