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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Phipps, 19th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight journeyman, uses a laser range finder during a tornado watch Feb. 28, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. As meteorologists, Airmen monitor weather patterns 24/7 to alert aircrews and base populace of severe weather conditions imminent in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Whether rain or shine, 19th OSS Weather Flight forecasts mission success
Dark clouds hover over the 19th Airlift Wing Base Operationsbuilding as if signaling the imminent arrival of bad weather. A storm system highlighted with bright green, red and yellowlight up a radar monitor conveying an ominous message for the 19th OperationsSupport Squadron Weather Flight. Airmen work around the clock to collect and analyze the
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Allen Arceo, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy equipment craftsman, uses a lute tool to spread the asphalt evenly Jan. 7, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The lute tool corrects any imperfections left behind by the paver and helps form the edges on the pavement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) 19 CES “Dirt Boyz” repair Little Rock AFB roads
Smoke rises from freshly placed asphalt on a newly pavedroad. A large construction vehicle cloaked in black soot sits at the end of theroad signifying the job is almost done. The air is dominated by the smell ofhot tar as Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement andconstruction equipment shop work to spread the asphalt evenly. Better
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Hubert, 19th Airlift Wing chaplain assistant, provides support for religious observances. Hubert also serves as a neutral representative for service members. Hubert chose her job because she wanted to connect with Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Career change helps Airman find niche
The idea of going from knowing nothing about basic vehicle maintenance to working on a large aircraft might be daunting. For one Airman in particular, this concept was extremely appealing because it tapped into her natural curiosity of how things worked. “I wanted to build things and it seemed really cool that I could build things that flew in
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Davis, 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections journeyman, holds an inspected main landing wheel bolt at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. NDI Airmen find small cracks in aircraft parts by running them through multiple chemical baths and using black lights to illuminate the defects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Airmen conduct preventative MXS on C-130J fleet
Chemical tanks, conveyer belts and intricate machines linethe walls of the 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections shop. The lights are turned off as one ultraviolet light shines anew spectrum of colors to an NDI technician. Shades of purple, blue and neon-green light up the dark as theAirman searches for what the naked eye can’t see. 
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander Colon, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations shop operator and dispatcher, issues vehicles and inspects them for defects Jan. 12, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 25 operators and dispatchers oversee and issue government vehicles to DOD personnel for official use, as well as operating the vehicles when necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Vehicle operations keeps mission in gear
Scattered among the hundreds of vehicles traveling on base daily is a unique fleet of transportation workhorses, maintained by a team of 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen. The 19th LRS Vehicle Operations shop is comprised of a 25-man team with eight duty sections. The Airmen operate, inspect and maintain a 61-vehicle fleet comprising of
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Retired Army Col. Henry Ward, 19th Airlift Wing Retirees Activities Office director, served 37 years in the Arkansas Army National Guard from 1955 to 1992. Ward now provides assistance and guidance to all retirees of all services through the RAO. The RAO will host Retiree Appreciation Day at the Walters Community Support Center Oct. 22, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron)

Base honors service, sacrifices of retirees
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravelybears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for hisbrother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause,” a quote fromPresident Abraham Lincoln.  Today, many veterans have made it their responsibility –long after they have traded in their uniforms for civilian
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2016
Symbolic firing rounds are placed in the hands of a service member Oct. 6, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The rounds symbolize the volleys fired in honor of service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Grace Nichols) Airmen carrying on tradition, honor
The base Honor Guard demonstrated a full-military honors funeral ceremony Oct. 6, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The demonstration showcased the Honor Guard’s capabilities and mentored new team Little Rock Members on funeral services procedures. The base Honor Guard is comprised of installation Airmen who either volunteer or are
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2016
October is the month to brush up on online safety as it marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness month. Cyber security: Every Airman’s responsibility
More than ever before, the world is connected to a vastcyberdomain. The internet touches most aspects of daily life. With one click ofa mouse or swipe of a finger, people can access volumes of informationavailable to all users. This is why it’s imperative for service members andgovernment employees to use their situational awareness when operating
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Dorm Airmen learn way around kitchen
Team Little Rock Airmen who live in the dormitories gatheredtogether to learn the fundamentals of cooking during a unique class held Sept.14, 2016, at the Crossroads Café on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The dorm council is an organization made for Airmen toaddress their concerns and ideas on improving dormitory quality of life. “The purpose of
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2016
U.S Air Force Senior Airman Addison Schneider, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery element member, removes a parachute Aug. 29, 2016, at Hangar 259 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cargo platform parachutes are required to hang in a heated room for at least 72 hours to ensure they are completely dry. ‘Be sure always;' Aerial Delivery team ensures knots tied
The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery section - comprised of 29 Airmen and 10 civilians - is responsible for rigging, recovering and repairing cargo platforms at Little Rock Air Force, Ark. “Be sure always,” is a mantra the team lives by, reminding them to lean on the Air Force Core Values and each other. “The phrase instills all of
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2016
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