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Santa and Mrs. Claus open their gift from Sydney Spillane, 8, daughter of Senior Master Sgt. John Spillane, 29th Weapons School superintendent, during her trip to North Pole, Alaska, recently. Sydney and her parents, Tanya and Sergeant Spillane, won a trip to Santa's workshop and the first-ever "Top of the World Toy Summit" to test this year's hottest toys and visit with Santa. (Photo by Tanya Spillane) SMSgt’s family wins contest to visit North Pole, Santa
What started as a simple essay on the sacrifices a Little Rock Air Force Base family has made in recent years turned into a winning contest submission and a family trip to North Pole, Alaska, to visit Santa and attend the first-ever "Top of the World" Toy Summit. Tanya Spillane, wife of Senior Master Sgt. John "Mickey" Spillane, 29th Weapons
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2006
The Arkansas Air National Guard's 123rd Intelligence Squadron is one of four Air National Guard units that support the war effort in real time by exploiting intelligence data for various war fighting customers. Arkansas ANG unit eyes battlefield from Little Rock
With their eyes focused on computer screens, intelligence analysts from the Arkansas Air National Guard's 123rd Intelligence Squadron are keeping watch over the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan as they process intelligence live for the nation's war fighters. The unit began analyzing intelligence in near real-time for its customers Dec. 15.
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2006
Barb Altis, a sewing ministry member, talks with a veteran at the Arkansas Veterans Home in Little Rock Dec. 18. Volunteers from the Little Rock Air Force Base chapel delivered handmade blankets and holiday cheer to 61 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans. While at the home, volunteers visited with the veterans and distributed blankets. Karen Peeler, the chapel music director, and Ora Brown, sewing ministry leader, led the group in singing and Chaplain (Capt.) Tony Wade addressed the veterans and prayed for them. The volunteers are part of the Chapel's sewing ministry. Volunteers were: Barb Altis, Don and Ora Brown, Trudy Cotton, Barbara Hamm, Karen Peeler, Mada Lin Peeler, Savannah Peeler, Jo Ann Silvi and Chaplain Wade.
(Courtesy photo) Warming up the holidays

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Default Air Force Logo Enlisted aircrew training winds down at Keesler
Although packers are busy disconnecting and crating equipment, training continues for the last 10 students in the 1A3 airborne mission system specialist course in the 332nd Training Squadron here. The last Keesler class graduates Tuesday as part of the transition to the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence at Lackland AFB, Texas. "I don't
0 12/19
2006
Fish jump in a net as Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees stock the base lake with rainbow trout Dec. 15. The commission load rainbow trout in the lake each year around this time so fishermen can enjoy catching them. When waters are cold, the trout thrive; but as the water heats, the fish cannot survive. On-base fishers are required to have a state fishing license, a base fishing permit and a trout fishing stamp. For more information, call outdoor recreation at 987-3365. Making a splash

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2006
Robert Turner, a Harlem Globetrotter, signs a basketball for Larsen Gray, 6, son of Staff Sgt. Michael Gray, 314th Communications Squadron, during a meet and greet at the fitness center Dec. 14. The Globetrotter visited the base to show support for the troops during the holiday season. Leaving his mark

0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo CC to Airmen: You're the best!
The 314th Airlift Wing commander held three commander's calls Dec. 15 to update the enlisted force on the upcoming challenges of Little Rock Air Force Base and the changes Airmen will see in coming years. During the 7:30 a.m. commander's call with airmen basic through senior airmen, Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander, spoke on several
0 12/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airmen receive NJP in November
During the month of November, the following members of Little Rock Air Force Base received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice. 314th Maintenance Squadron A senior airman failed to follow the proper technical order procedures. The member received forfeiture of $300 pay and 30 days extra duty. An airman basic
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2006
Lorianne Powers, wife of Lt. Col. John Powers, and Gina Lockard, wife of Col. Scott Lockard, sort donated cookies for dorm residents as part of Operation Cookie Drop Wednesday. The operation helps spread holiday cheer by providing Airmen in the dorms with a taste of home for the holidays.
Photo by Airman Vanessa Dale Spreading holiday cheer ... and cookies

0 12/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Air traffic controllers say goodbye to old technology
In line with Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, air traffic controllers will say goodbye to a 50-year-old technology Dec. 15, freeing up manpower and saving the Air Force thousands each year. The Precision Approach Radar, or PAR, was developed around World War II to help guide planes to their landing strip on runways during
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