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A woman stands in front of stacks of clothing. Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Serrano
Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Serrano Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Duty title: Unit Deployment Manager Hometown: Barstow, California Time in service: Seven years Time at Little Rock: Three years and four months Goals: To become a Sign Language Interpreter and retire from the Air Force after 20+ years of honorable service.  Hobbies:
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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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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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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, command chief for Air Mobility Command, engages with Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during her tour of the base Nov. 1, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Airmen from units across the installation familiarized Frey with their unit’s missions during her visit. AMC command chief gets first-hand look of Combat Airlift mission, Airmen
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, command chieffor Air Mobility Command, visited Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 1 – 3,2016. The command chief met Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing and sawfirst-hand how Combat Airlift sustains and executes Rapid Global Mobility anytime,anywhere. During Frey’s visit, she met with medical group
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(From left) U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Htyler Kelly, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, explains how an EOD robot works to James Rogers, 17, during his Pilot for a Day visit Oct. 3, 2016, to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Rogers received the tour as part of the Pilot for a Day program, which provides children who have serious or chronic illnesses an opportunity to be part of a flying squadron for an entire day. Pilot for a day visits Little Rock AFB
Team Little Rock invited a terminally ill Arkansas teenager to experience life as an Airman during the Pilot for a Day program Oct. 3, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.The Pilot for a Day program, began 26 years ago, varies base to base, but each have the same goal: to give service member’s the chance to be directly involved with the local
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A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., prepares to board a C-130J for a static-line jump in support of Exercise Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 Aug. 18, 2016, near Fort Polk, La. Once soldiers landed, their first objective was to create a blocking position to allow for land drops of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron) Joint force exercise prepares airmen, soldiers for contingency operations
Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18, 2016, withapproximately 750 U.S. Army airborne infantry soldiers jumping from severalC-130Js and C-17 Globemaster IIIs in the dead of night to seize and secure anassault zone. This event, referred to as Hit Night, marked the beginningof GFLR 16-09. Among the largest rotational air mobility training
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, presents a ceremonial C-130J key to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Kowalski, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J crew chief, June 20, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The final C-130J completed the H-model to J-model transition for the 19th Airlift Wing’s fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Little Rock AFB modernizes fleet with final C-130J
A brand new C-130J aircraft delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base June 20, 2016, marks the beginning of a modern legacy of global reach capabilities. With this aircraft delivery, which is the final C-130J to arrive from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia, the 19th Airlift Wing is now the third and largest U.S. Air Force active-duty
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Default Air Force Logo Black Knights deliver Combat Airlift at Swift Response ‘16
Two 19th Airlift Wing C-130Js and crews from the 41st and 61st Airlift Squadrons participated in Exercise Swift Response ’16, one of the premier military crisis response training events in the world for multinational airborne forces.   The exercise included more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the
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Default Air Force Logo C-130J carries on Herculean legacy
Six decades have passed since the C-130 aircraft was introduced to the United States Air Force in 1950.  The aircraft, now known as the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force, has remained the longest continuously produced military aircraft, marking it the fifth aircraft to achieve 50 years of consecutive service. Its remarkable life span is due to its
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Paratroopers from the U.S., France and Germany participate in a D-Day remembrance jump June 5, 2016 at Sainte Mere- Eglise, France. More than 380 service members from Europe and affliated D-Day historical units participated in the 72nd anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 72. Members of the 314th Airlift Wing were part of the Task Force, based in Sainte Mere-Eglise, which supported events across Normandy, from May 30 - June 6 to commemorate the selfless actions by all the allies on D-Day that continue to resonate 72 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Little Rock AFB airlift squadrons participate in 72nd D-Day anniversary events
In commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Airmen from the 48th Airlift Squadron and 62nd Airlift Squadron of the 314th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, transported on June 5, 2016, more than 60 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 173rd Airborne Brigade from
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