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Posted 4/25/2016 Printable Fact Sheet

About Little Rock AFB

More than 600 acres of land was purchased by the community and donated to the Air Force in 1953. Construction of the base began in November 1953 and Little Rock Air Force Base opened its gates Oct. 9, 1955. Its missions have been diverse over the years: Bombers, reconnaissance, missiles and cargo have all called Little Rock AFB home. While the mission of Team Little Rock has changed over the years, the community partnerships have remained strong.

19th Airlift Wing
The 19th Airlift Wing (Air Mobility Command) is the host wing and provides the Department of Defense mission ready Airmen and supports the largest C-130 fleet in the world. As part of AMC's Global Reach capability, the wing's responsibilities range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas as well as supporting base partners as the host unit.

The 19th Airlift Wing executes, generates and supports unrivaled Combat Airlift... Anywhere, anytime!

19th Operations Group - The 19th Operations Group plans, trains, and executes air and space power for operational levels of war.

19th Maintenance Group - 19th Maintenance Group performs all maintenance on assigned C-130 aircraft.

19th Mission Support Group - The 19th Mission Support Group support and logistics functions, which include contracting, civil engineer, communications, security forces, force support and logistic readiness squadrons.

19th Medical Group - The 19th Medical Group provides responsive care and services to the base population and ensures a fit and medically ready active duty force.

19th Staff Agencies - The 19th Airlift Wing staff includes a variety of agencies that directly support the wing commander, group commander and the base population.


314th Airlift Wing - The 314th Airlift Wing (Air Education and Training Command) is the nations tactical airlift "Center of Excellence" and trains C-130J aircrew members from the DoD, U.S. Coast Guard, and 47 allied nations. The wing trains more than 1,800 students, the DoD's largest international flight training program.

189th Airlift Wing - The 189th Airlift Wing (Air National Guard) works in conjunction with the 314th Airlift Wing to provide C-130H flightline initial qualification training and upgrade training for pilots, navigators, flight engineers and loadmasters. If an emergency occurs, the wing performs the state mission as directed by the Governor of Arkansas

913th Airlift Group - The 913th Airlift Group (Air Force Reserve Command) began as a Reserve detachment in 2010 then stood up the airlift group in July 2014. As a result of the Air Force's Total Force Integration initiative, the 50th Airlift Squadron under the 19th Airlift Wing is an associate unit of the group's 327th Airlift Squadron. The 913th will continue its transition to become a fully operational, combat-ready unit to support global operations.

Current as of April 2016

19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 
1255 Vandenburg Blvd. 
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
Phone: (501) 987-3601
Fax: (501) 987-3753

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