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Customers browse for clothes and other items March 7, 2017, at the Airman’s Attic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving, by donating items to ease the transition of moving for other families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Volunteers, donations keep Airman’s Attic running
Service members and their families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving by donating items to the Airman’s Attic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, to ease the transition for other families. “The store started as a place for helping families in need,” said Veronica Cage, Airman’s Attic manager. “We’re able to assist people who move
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Buchele, 19th Airlift Wing command post systems NCO in charge, was nominated as Combat Airlifter of the Week March 10, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Buchele showcases Excellence in All We do by maintaining all of the system programs at the Little Rock AFB Command Post. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Combat Airlifter of the Week
Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Justin Buchele Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Duty title: NCO in charge of command post systems Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Time in service: 7 years and 11 months Time at Little Rock: 5 years and 2 months Goals: Finish Community College of the Air Force  degree this year and start working on Bachelor’s degree Hobbies: Spending
0 3/10
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin Soler, 19th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, uses the new Defense Biometric Identification System scanning equipment to verify the identity of an individual requesting entrance to base. The system is used to enable access control for military bases to enhance the force protection mission of defending the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Security forces safeguard base with new equipment
The 19th Security Forces Squadron uses new scanning devices to expedite base entry and increase intelligence about possible crimes, keeping service members and their families safe. The Defense Biometric Identification System, or DBIDS, is used by military bases to enhance the force protection mission of defending the installation by controlling
0 3/03
2017
Canteens, boots and binders rest on the mat of the 19th Security Forces Squadron’s version of the “House of Pain,” Feb. 15, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The “House of Pain” is a nickname of the Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven Qualification Course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Little Rock AFB Ravens prepared and trained three other 19th Security Forces Squadron Airmen to prepare for the physically intensive three-week, 12-hour-a-day course that covers subjects such as cross-cultural awareness, airfield survey techniques, explosive ordnance awareness, aircraft searches and self-defense techniques. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Ravens spread wings to secure C-130s worldwide
The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command currently operates a fleet of more than 1,100 aircraft, yet only a small number of elite security forces Airmen are responsible for defending and protecting those aircraft and aircrews in locations across the globe. The Airmen are known as “Phoenix Ravens” and Little Rock Air Force Base is currently home
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2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brooke Dilley, 19th Maintenance Group executive assistant, nails a picture frame together during a class Feb. 15, 2017, at the 19th Force Support Squadron Skills and Development Center Wood Frame Shop on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Whether a person comes to silence the chaos of life with the sounds of a saw, calm their mind with the stroke of a paintbrush or just fill an afternoon with fun, the woodshop creates an atmosphere of care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols Whittling away stress, frame by frame
Sawdust and the buzz of an electric saw fill the air as individuals create personal masterpieces at the 19th Force Support Squadron Skills and Development Center Wood Frame Shop at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.The shop is located next to the Hobby Shop and Outdoor Recreation and is open every weekday or Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Rachel Rothamel, 19th Medical Operations Squadron Family Health Clinic Nurse, was nominated as the Combat Airlifter of the Week, Feb. 6, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Rothamel tirelessly provides manning support for Pediatrics, Women’s Health and the Referral Management Clinics on base.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Combat Airlifter of the Week: Capt. Rachel Rothamel
Rank and Name: Capt. Rachel Rothamel  Unit: 19th Medical Operations Squadron  Position:  Family Health Clinic Nurse  Hometown: Toppenish, Washington  Time on Station: 3 years  Time in Service: 3 years  Hobbies: Riding motorcycles  Goals: becoming an intensive care unit nurse  Core Value: Excellence in All We Do  Comments: Rothamel embodies
0 2/07
2017
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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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gregory Kania, 19th
Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems journeyman, was nominated as Combat Airlifter of the Week Dec.19, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Kania exemplifies the Service Before Self core value at all times, regardless of the situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Combat Airlifter of the Week
Rank and Name: Senior Airman Gregory Kania.Unit: 19th Maintenance Squadron.Position: aircraft fuel systems journeyman.Hometown: Pemberton, New Jersey.Time on Station: One year and five months. Time in Service: Two years.Hobbies: Flying radio controlled airplanes, playing and watching football.Goals: To either become a Pilot or Battlefield
0 12/19
2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Willie Goodwin, 19th Maintenance Group Engineering and technical services specialist, stands in front of the old tail of the last C-130E to leave Little Rock Air Force Base. The tail was removed from the C-130E and repainted to serve as a landmark in front of Hangar 1080. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Crew chief, C-130E part ways
  Although thousands of U.S. Air Force aircraft are maintained and operated by Airmen, certain aircrafts leave lasting impressions.Crew chiefs are the individuals who are essential in the upkeep and maintenance of aircraft, so it’s no surprise that they would be prone to remember certain aircraft.Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Willie
0 12/09
2016
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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2016
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