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A C-130J Aircraft is taxing from left to right with the flight line behind it. Tech school instructor crews compete in annual Turkey Shoot
The annual local combat airlift competition, known as the Turkey Shoot, pitted rivals against one another in timed events including heavy equipment airdrops, points of interest, visual points assault landing and backing accuracy June 8, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. "The 314th Airlift Wing’s Turkey Shoot competition provided an
0 6/12
2018
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,
0 3/02
2018
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
0 9/21
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jose Piedra, standing, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 4 production supervisor and instructor, goes over a final review before issuing a test to his students Feb. 23, 2017 at the Center of Excellence on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.  Piedra instructs more than 80 students annually in C-130J maintenance and certification.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin) Preparing today’s maintainers for tomorrow’s C-130 fleet
C-130 Hercules maintainers worldwide begin their maintenance careers at Little Rock Air Force Base and for select instructors here, they craft those students into professionals supporting rapid global mobility.The 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 4 instructor team provides state-of-the-art aerospace maintenance training to conduct direct
0 3/06
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jonathon Ferricher, 714th Training Squadron officer in charge of the International Military Student Office, supports the needs of international students as they transition from their respective countries to the 314th Airlift Wing for all C-130 training. The IMSO works to establish lasting relationships and immerses students in American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron) Training international students for success
As the cornerstone of C-130 combat airlift, the 314th AirliftWing touches all corners of the globe, training Airmen and internationalservice members to become premier combat airlifters.Nations from around the world send their C-130J and H modelaircrews to the C-130 Center of Excellence, an international C-130training school, where students learn
0 9/09
2016
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, tours the inside of a C-130J Super Hercules Aug. 22, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. During his tour, Roberson spoke to crew chiefs who recently received a Black Letter Initial which is earned when there are zero discrepancies during a flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards) AETC commander visits Little Rock AFB
U.S Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, witnessed first-hand Aug. 22- 23 2016, how pipeline C-130 training provided by the 314th Airlift Wing ensures the success of combat airlift as he visited different units at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.  “Development of our Airmen is really where
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2016
U.S. Air Force Col. James Dryjanksi, 314th Airlift Wing commander, left, congratulates U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alescia Paggett, right, 314th Maintenance Group Plans and Scheduling NCO in charge, as the Combat Airlifter of the Week July 13, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Paggett created a daily, weekly and monthly maintenance schedule to ensure a 99.9 percent maintenance schedule effectiveness rate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Alescia Paggett
Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Alescia Paggett   Unit:  314th Maintenance Group   Position:  Plans and Scheduling NCO in charge   Hometown:  Jonesboro, Louisiana   Time on Station/ Time in Service: 13 mos/7 yrs   CORE VALUE: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alescia Paggett, 314th Maintenance Group Plans and Scheduling NCO in charge, exemplifies
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2016
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