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Free items, volunteer opportunities available at Airman’s Attic

An Airman wearing the Air Force Battle Uniform grabs sand t-shirts while being surrounded by civilian clothes, purses and other military uniforms.

Airman Marcus Taylor, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, organizes military-uniform items while volunteering Jan. 29, 2018, at the Airman’s Attic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Volunteers are responsible for helping check out customers, organizing and stocking items and taking out the garbage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

Air Force service jackets hung in a line with many different rank insignias including staff sergeant, senior airman, airman 1st class, master sergeant and technical sergeant.

Military-uniform items such as boots, service dress items and rank patches are available for free for all military members at the Airman’s Attic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Metal officer rank insignias are placed on a table including captain, colonel, 2nd lieutenant. Also a AFSC badge for a service dress uniform is to the left of the rank insignias.
Military-uniform items such as boots, service dress items and rank patches are available for free for all military members at the Airman’s Attic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
Metal officer rank insignias are placed on a table including captain, colonel, 2nd lieutenant. Also a AFSC badge for a service dress uniform is to the left of the rank insignias.
Team Little Rock's Airman's Attic
Military-uniform items such as boots, service dress items and rank patches are available for free for all military members at the Airman’s Attic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
Military members and their families have access to free items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Airman’s Attic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

The Airman’s Attic was started to help young Airmen and their families with necessities such as military uniforms, household appliances and baby necessities.

“The Airman's Attic is available to help just about anyone,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Hicks, Little Rock Top III Airman’s Attic Committee member. “Whether it’s a single Airman, newlywed couple or someone just looking to save money by shopping at the Airman's Attic, we are here with gently used items that are free for the taking.”

Any military member from any branch of service can obtain items from the Airman’s Attic as long as they are E-6 and below, and have their military identification. All ranks, including officers, are eligible to get uniform items. 

“Financial readiness is a key component of mission readiness and the Airman's Attic plays a key role in that,” said Hicks. “The Airman's Attic is a great resource for Airmen to get not only household items, but also uniform items. Utilizing the Airman's Attic can save Airmen hundreds of dollars over purchasing the same items from retail stores.”

Items can be donated anytime in the bins at the front and back of Bldg 864. Lead volunteers do ask that people donating large items, such as furniture and large appliances, bring them in during the hours of operation.

Volunteers are always in high demand at the Airman’s Attic, and they will soon be looking for a new volunteer manager.

“We need to fill the Airman's Attic's manager position,” Hicks said.  “We would like to have a couple people to fill this position so that it isn't such a burden for just one person to handle. We always need volunteers to help sort and stock the donations every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.”

Volunteering can be done by anyone and the duties consist of a variety of jobs from helping check out customers, to taking out the garbage.

People interested in volunteering can contact Master Sgt. Brian Leverton, Little Rock Top III Airman’s Attic Committee first sergeant, at (501) 987-4105.