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19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Community Engagement Section
The Community Engagement Section works on behalf of the Little Rock Air Force Base commander to maintain a reputation as a good neighbor as well as a respected, professional organization charged with its part in national security.

The Community Engagement team does this through various programs made available to those outside the gates of the base. These programs enable LRAFB commanders to enhance morale, build community trust and support, and demonstrate that the Air Force is a beneficial community partner and a responsible steward of national resources.

tab Community Engagement FAQs 
For general questions or concerns regarding Community Engagement requests, please contact the 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office, and we'd be happy to answer your question:

Little Rock Community
Engagement Division
1255 Vandenburg Blvd.
Little Rock AFB AR 72099

Phone:  (501) 987-2521/6744
tabHonor Guard Requests 
The Little Rock Honor Guard's main mission is to provide military funeral honors for deserving veterans, retirees, active duty and Guard and Reserve members on base, in Arkansas and the surrounding area on behalf of the president of the United States, the department of the Air Force and a grateful nation.

The honor guard performs more than 55 funeral honors on average per month, so please consider that when requesting them for other missions such as color guard at events or ceremonies. To request the Honor Guard contact them at (501) 987-6317 or at their cell (501) 454-8141.  Please leave a message if no one is available, and they will return your call as soon as possible.
tabAerial Events and Non-Aviation Support 
All Air Force aerial participation in any event requires higher, multiple level approvals to determine the appropriateness of an event for Air Force involvement, while operational approval covers mission-related issues.

To request event approval, visit to complete the  DD Form 2535, Request for Military Aerial Support, with as much lead time as possible (usually a minimum of 45 days), before any Air Force asset can participate in your events. 

The approval authority will evaluate the information provided in the DD Form 2535 to determine the eligibility of the event.

If you are a civilian sponsor seeking aviation support such as flyovers or other demonstrations for public events that directly support commemorations of patriotic holidays, you are still required to submit a DD Form 2535.

Forms received within 14 days of an event are generally not considered for support.

DD Form 2535 - Aviation Support 

DD Form 2536 - Non-Aviation Support 

This form is used to request all Armed Forces musical unit, troop, Color/Honor Guard, and/or exhibit/equipment participation in public events.
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tabVolunteer Requests 
Need or want to be a volunteer?

Little Rock AFB has a long history of helping out the local communities. Whether it's volunteering to build a house or working at a fundraiser, the men and women of LRAFB have been there. For those who have an event they need help with, there is a base volunteer coordinator located at the Airmen & Family Readiness Center.

You can contact the A&FRC at 501-987-2667 for more information and to see if your event meets the "approved" volunteer criteria as outlined in Air Force Instruction 35-105, Community Relations.
tabEvent Support and Base Tours 

Although LRAFB personnel would like to participate in every opportunity, please remember we must remain mission focused, so we are unable to support every request received.

Local community members can request:
· Base tours
· Event Participation (volunteers)
· Air Force speakers
· Military participation in public events (Honor/Color Guard)
· Flyovers (visit
· Other special programs

Event Support/BaseTours/Speakers
The 19th Airlift Wing PA office is no longer able to provide Junior ROTC detachments individual tours because of current mission requirements and force restructuring plans. However, all JROTC detachments are invited to participate in our annual JROTC Expo; tentatively scheduled for the last Thursday of April.

Base tours are limited to groups of 15 to 50 guests, and only provided on one Thursday a month. Children younger than 12 years old are not allowed on the flight line. All guests 18 years and older must submit their drivers' license information for a background check at least five work days prior to the tour date.

Guest speakers can be requested for events and ceremonies. Speakers cannot solicit or appear to endorse a fundraising event. Views expressed will be nonpartisan and consistent with Air Force policy on political activities.  Remarks will be confined to discussion of subjects within the Air Force and the speaker's purview, and does not imply Air Force sponsorship.

To ask for a guest speaker or a base tour, fill out the form provided at the link below, or email to request an event worksheet to fill out.  Please submit the completed worksheet at least 45 days prior to the event for coordination. The requests are approved on a first come, first served basis.

Event Support Request

Guest Speaker Request

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tabContact Public Affairs Office
Little Rock AFB
19th AW/PA
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 138
Little Rock AFB, AR
(501) 987-3601
Combat Airlifter
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 138
Little Rock AFB, AR
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Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Building 1255, Suite 121
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas 

Contact numbers:
Toll Free: 1-877-815-3111
Local: (501) 987-6095; DSN 731-6095
Cell: (501) 231-6162
Fax: (501) 987-5865

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