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Default Air Force Logo 314th AW excellence mirrors founding unit
Imagine being packed shoulder to shoulder in a C-47 Skytrain. As silence filled the cargo deck, paratroopers from the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron mentally prepared for their unforeseen future. Little did they know June 6, 1944, would mark a moment in history, and shape a legacy worth honoring. Leo Rigard, a former engineer for the 62nd TCS,
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A square photo with a male on the right side in front of a stone memorial. Historian documents 19th Airlift Wing mission
The 19th Airlift Wing historian is responsible for recording and relaying organizational history on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. A vital wing asset, Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th AW historian, writes an annual report capturing the 19th Airlift Wing’s mission trends and noteworthy developments over the course of a calendar year, the end result
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French and British paratroopers congratulate each other after successfully landing on the drop zone during exercise Falcon Leap Sept. 15, 2017, at the Houtdorperveld Drop Zone, Netherlands. Approximately 750 paratroopers from eight different countries participated in exercise Falcon Leap and the commemoration of Operation Market Garden. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Codie Collins) Operation Market Garden honored 73 years later: Jump to remember
Freedom isn't free; the price isn't paid by one country alone. Allied troops wearing different uniforms, originating from different countries were transported on a C-47. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, they prepared to jump from side doors of the aircraft into the unknown. Confident their mission would be a success, they had no idea the majority of
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On the far right, a man stands on stage and address a seated crowd 70th Air Force Anniversary Ball

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Celebrating 69 years of service 19th Airlift Wing celebrates 69 years of service
Through its humble beginnings as an observation group in 1927 to the world’s mightiest C-130 tactical airlift wing in the world, this year marks the 19th Airlift Wing’s 69th birthday – one filled with many honors, awards and historical milestones. When the U.S. Army Air Corps established the 19th Observation Group in 1927, which later became the
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A Brief history of the 41st Airlift Squadron (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) One decade later: Black Cats’s humble beginnings
The 41st Airlift Squadron has been an integral part of the Combat Airlift mission at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, for a decade. However, before the Black Cats flew the central Arkansas skies, they had humble beginnings here. In 2007, the 41st AS moved to Little Rock AFB after a realignment ceremony at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Armitage, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the top of the C-130J aircraft during pre-flight inspections March 15, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base. This C-130J was the first one delivered to AMC here at Little Rock a decade ago and is still providing combat airlift for Little Rock, AMC and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin) 10 years later: Legacy C-130 replacement is Little Rock workhorse
A decade ago, the 463rd Airlift Group received its firstcombat-ready C-130J Super Hercules linking Air Mobility Command to a proud51-year legacy of flying the Air Force’s cargo workhorse.Sweeping changes have come to the base since then as the 19thAirlift Wing absorbed the 463rd AG and assumed command in 2008 from the 314thAirlift Wing, changing
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A U.S. Air Force Airman marshals the first C-130J to land March 19, 2004, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock AFB is home to the Center of Excellence, the world’s premiere C-130 training school, and is known as the Home of Combat Airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo) Little Rock AFB celebrates AETC’s 75th anniversary
For 75 years, the Air Education and Training Command has trained the world’s greatest Airmen. The major command trained countless U.S. Air Force Airmen in multiple wings and installations around the world, including the 314th Airlift Wing based at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. “Our mission is to train the best C-130 aircrews in the world,”
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