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Woman looks in mouth of man lying down. DART: New program fast-tracks first-term Airmen to success
Airmen arriving at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., as their first duty station now participate in, Deployment Airmen Readiness Training (DART), immediately after completing the First-Term Airmen Course.
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Man stands in front of four other men. Airmen test deployment readiness
Team Little Rock Airmen were put through their paces on what it meant to deploy and what to do in the event of an attack in a deployed environment during an exercise Feb. 21, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
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Three Airmen in Air Force Battle Uniforms grab MOPP gear out of bins. Base-wide exercise: pre-deployment function line marks start
Airmen participate in a base-wide exercise starting with the pre-deployment function line Feb. 21, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Throughout the week 10 chalks of approximately 500 Airmen will process through the PDF line, where personnel verify the Airmen have all their medical records accounted for, process them as though they will
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Airmen setting up equipment. Mission Ready: mask, suit, boots, gloves
Performing every day duties, like hauling bulky equipment down the flight line in 90 degree weather or relaying important information to multiple agencies on base, can occasionally be challenging. Imagine the difficulty of completing those tasks with the same mobility you have when wearing an oversized snow suit.Sweat dripping down your face,
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Airmen inspect a cordoned area during Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training Oct. 10, 2017, at little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. CBRNE training refreshes Airmen in the proper procedures to take when in contact with a contaminated substance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) CBRNE exercise gives Airmen real life emergency skills
From sweltering heat of deserts to frozen tundras filled with ice caps  –  these could be aspects of any wartime environment. Although every situation has its challenges, Airmen are trained to overcome obstacles with professionalism and efficiency.Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training, CBRNE, is one type of
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Lt. Col. Elizabeth Beal, 19th Medical Operations Squadron commander, is briefed on the situation of a medical group exercise August 24, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The exercise had an emphasis on readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell) Taking care of us, taking care of you
"Exercise, exercise, exercise" … A common phrase heard throughout the military to distinguish real world events from training scenarios. Most of these training activities are no-notice, but the 19th Medical Group plans these events monthly to balance patient care and readiness responsibilities. The 19th MDG training is conducted the fourth
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The Center of Excellence, Located at Little Rock Air Force Base, uses simulators as a way to train aircrew. A SIM is a machine which provides a realistic imitation of an aircraft and is used for training purposes. The simulators have a variety of features: day and night imitations, accurate terrain maps of different locations world-wide and simulated malfunctions in an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Codie Collins) Training for future, today
The C-130J schoolhouse, located at Little Rock AFB, is the U. S. Air Force’s Formal Training Unit for C-130J aircrew and maintenance personnel. C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System, or MATS, provide ground based academic and simulator lessons for warfighters.The Center of Excellence at Little Rock Air Force Base uses simulators to prepare
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Evans, 19th Security Forces Logistics superintendent, motivates his Defenders in a tug of war contest April 7, 2017 during the Mission Support Group Warrior Ethos Challenge at the track on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Warrior Ethos Challenge runs through multiple events of strength, endurance, resilence and teamwork and has been an annual MSG event for five years.   
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin) New training techniques for tomorrow’s defenders
The 19th Security Forces Squadron have trained Airmenthat are critical to national defense and are the first impression of the base.Team Little Rock’s Defenders are on the clock 24/7 andare ready to contribute to the Combat Airlift mission but they have hundreds ofhours of training to get to that point. A team of experts have the responsibility of
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force commander, presents a ceremonial C-130J key to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Shields, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J crew chief, Feb. 27, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Hecker delivered the 14th and final C-130J to the 314th Airlift Wing fleet, completing the transition from the H- to J-model. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Q&A: 19th Air Force commander delivers final C-130J
The largest C-130 base in the world recently marked the end of a transition that first began 13 years ago. The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base received its final, new C-130J aircraft from a Lockheed Martin facility, Feb. 27, 2017. The 19th Air Force commander delivered the C-130J; and spoke about the future of the 314th AW and its
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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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