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Default Air Force Logo Congressman thanks veterans for peaceful elections
More than 250 Airmen, family members and community leaders gathered at Heritage Park Nov. 9 to honor Veterans, past and present, in a formal retreat ceremony and listen as civilian and military leaders gave remarks about today's military. U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder, the 2nd Congressional District representative, reflected on his time in the early
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Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen perform a retreat ceremony on base Nov. 9. More than 250 Airmen formed the first mass retreat ceremony in recent years, bringing five group formations, base officials, and local civic leaders together to remember the veterans who served their country. (Photo by Airman Vanessa Dale) Base honors veterans, history
In 1926 Congress approved the commemoration of the end of World War I with a holiday known as Armistice Day. Almost thirty years later Congress approved a change that would bring recognition to all veterans and was hereby known as Veterans Day. It was in honor of this day that the men and women of Little Rock Air Force Base gathered in formation at
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Default Air Force Logo First ICDS, JPADS instructor training begins
Units from across the C-130 and C-17 communities are gathered here this week to "train the trainers" on the Improved Container Delivery System and the Joint Precision Airdrop System. Ten active duty, Air National Guard, and reserve units spent the week in two phases of ground training and then put their skills to work with operational training,
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Jerry Hodges and Judge Robert Decatur, former Tuskegee Airmen, talk in the cockpit of a Little Rock Air Force Base C-130J Hercules Thursday, Nov. 16. Four Tuskegee Airmen, three of whom are native Arkansans, visited the local area recently to celebrate the first anniversary of the private organization, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Judge Robert Decatur chapter, and to raise funds for the local chapter's education fund.
The Arkansans are: Granville Coggs, from Little Rock; Jerry Hodges Jr. from Heth; and instructor pilot Milton Crenshaw, from Little Rock. The chapter was named after Judge Robert Decatur, from Titusville, Fla. In the mid-1940s eight Arkansans were selected as Tuskegee Airmen pilots. (Courtesy photo) Tuskegee Airmen visit local area

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Staff Sgt. Marcus Oats, fitness center personal training and education coordinator, earned a gold medal at the 2006 Armed Services Basketball Tournament recently. Sergeant Oats beat out 25 other applicants to join 11 others in representing the Air Force against other armed services. The team's 5-1 record earned them the title; their only loss a four-point letdown against the Marines. SSgt brings home the gold
A 314th Services Squadron staff sergeant earned a gold medal when he and 11 other Airmen teamed up against other military branches in the 2006 Armed Services Basketball Tournament recently.Staff Sgt. Marcus Oats, the fitness center personal training and education coordinator, spent a month working with 11 other teammates to prepare for the
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Default Air Force Logo Base community council meeting highlights online help website for Airmen
The Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, a private organization of community leaders who strongly support Little Rock Air Force Base, held its fourth quarter membership luncheon Nov. 14. More than 160 people attended the luncheon held at the Little Rock Air Force Base Conference Center. The guest speaker, Keith Bruch, Air Force Quality of
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen earn accolades from Governor for saving lives
Airmen are heroes while deployed; they're also heroes at home day in and day out in Central Arkansas according to Ark. Governor Mike Huckabee. Col. Jim Carroll, Lt. Col. John Powers and Jim Harrington, 314th Medical Group, were honored Nov. 17 by the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas with the 'Military Award;' an award annually sponsored by a
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Brig. Gen. Kip Self, (right center) 314th Airlift Wing commander, and Howard Lazarus, (top right) American Eagle Communities director of operations, hand a ceremonial key to Staff Sgt. Mark Brown (left center) and his wife, Jennifer, and children, Dominic, 10, Christian, 7, and Carson, 1, during the base housing grand opening ceremony Nov. 1. The new houses are more spacious and have more amenities than previous base homes, residents say. Housing residents happy with new homes
Three weeks after families moved into their new homes in base housing, Airmen and their families are "more than satisfied" with their dwellings. "The homes are so much bigger than they were before," said Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Beaver, who moved in with her husband, Staff Sgt. Lance Beaver, their two children, Michael, 11, and Kyla, 2, and their
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Default Air Force Logo Civilian publisher takes over The Drop Zone production
Customers submitting information to The Drop Zone may notice a few changes, as responsibility of The Drop Zone base newspaper has changed hands to Leader Publishing. The 314th Airlift Wing Strategic Information Flight (formerly Public Affairs and Multimedia) has undergone changes to improve the quality of production and streamline the base
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Joint Precision Air Drop System bundles fall out of the back of a C-130 Hercules Aug. 25. The drop was made from almost 10,000 feet above sea level and was calculated using up-to-the-minute wind data relayed from two small dropsondes deployed 20 minutes earlier. The dropsondes calculate wind speed and relay the information back to the aircraft, helping to calculate the correct drop point. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Ferguson) Airlift, Airmen make strides using 'smart' cargo pallets
Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen from various Air Force commands around the world are making history here, Nov. 14-16, as they learn the ins and outs of the Air Force's newest smart weapon--the GPS guided cargo pallet. The exercises here are part of a "train the trainer" class being taught to more than 300 C-130 Hercules and C-17
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