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A male stands on a yellow forklift in a warehouse high in the air. Can’t fly without supply: materiel management circulates supplies
Little Rock Air Force Base has multiple aircraft deployed across the globe in support of Combat Airlift at any given time, and the people of the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management flight work behind the scenes to ensure C-130s deploy with parts needed to sustain mission requirements.The 19th LRS Materiel Management flight, often
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A father and son pose for a photo in front of a C-130 on a flightline. Schoolhouse unites father, son for C-130 mission
Airman Trevor Armentrout, 700th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and his father, Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander, attended Center of Excellence, the C-130 schoolhouse, at Little Rock Air Force Base.
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Airman 1st Class Jose Chala, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fleet Services element member, operates a lavatory services truck to dispose of solid waste from a C-130J Aug. 16, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The team services approximately 25 aircraft daily, including transient aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Fleet services: Keeping C-130s from causing stink
Imagine the smell of a porta-potty: strong, distinct and likely repulsive. Being 12,000 feet in the air in a small, cramped aircraft only serves to amplify that rancid smell. The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fleet Services Airmen are in charge of the unenviable task of waste removal. "Picture flying 15 hours and smelling the toilet the whole
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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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Aerial porters from the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster July 23, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. More than 100 Team Little Rock members will lead, coordinate and execute maintenance operations during Mobility Guardian 2017. The exercise will test each of Air Mobility Command’s core competencies including airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Harry Brexel) Combat Airlifters prepare for Mobility Guardian '17
The Air Mobility Command’s largest exercise is set to kick off July 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Team Little Rock Airmen from a variety of career fields are set to participate however, maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group will lead the charge from the ground to ensure aircrews take flight. According to AMC, Mobility
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Gauthier, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot and flight commander, reviews a preflight checklist Feb. 3, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. His shoulder patch indicates the C-130J Block 8.1 system upgrade and expansion. Gauthier, along with a team of 19th Airlift Wing Airmen, conducted Air Mobility Command’s first C-130J flight with the upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Little Rock Airmen first to test C-130J upgrade
A team of U.S. Air Force Airmen conducted a C-130J training flight on Feb. 3, 2017, unlike any other at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The flight was the first in the Air Mobility Command conducted on an upgraded C-130J that featured an intricate suite of software and hardware improvements known as Block 8.1. In November 2016, Lockheed Martin
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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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Willie Goodwin, 19th Maintenance Group Engineering and technical services specialist, marshals the final C-130E, Tail No. 9815, off Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Nov. 11, 2016. The aircraft retired Dec. 9, 2011, after a tornado damaged the right wing of a C-130H. Despite the E model being in good condition, its right wing was given to the C-130H which had less flying hours. (Courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Elizabeth Clay) Last C-130E leaves Little Rock AFB
After more than 52 years in service, the last C-130E, Tail No. 9815, departed Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, on a flatbed truck to Vandenberg Airport in Evansville, Indiana. It will be used to train law enforcement, Homeland Security personnel and firefighters to practice real-world scenarios. “The aircraft served in various missions,” said
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A C-130J takes off from the flightline during an 11-ship C-130J formation Oct. 24, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough dirt-strips and is the primary transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Grace Nichols) 11-ship formation flight flexes Hercules muscle
A formation of 11 C-130Js departed Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 24, 2016, as part of a total force exercise ensuring mission readiness. C-130s from Little Rock AFB, departed the flightline in quick sequence to join aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi to put the 61st Airlift Squadron’s team
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Default Air Force Logo Staying grounded at expo
Not into planes?  Noproblem. The 2016 Military Expo at Little Rock Air Force Base Sept. 17 offersattractions to keep your feet on the ground and eyes in the skies.Witness the excitement of the Arkansas Circus Acts, or jamwith the 106.7 The Ride DJ. Once those calories are burned from dancing, onecan quench his thirst or feed her hunger by dining
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