Community Relations FAQS
For general questions or concerns regarding Community Relations requests, please contact the 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office, and we'd be happy to answer your question:
Little Rock PA Community Relations Division
1250 Thomas Avenue, Room 160
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
Phone: (501) 987-2521/6744
Support Our Airmen
· Eagle's Watch Foundation
· Gifts for Families
· Fisher House
· Air Force Aid Society
Sending Care Packages:
Even though we truly appreciate the kind offers, and we know our aircraft are going to deployed locations, Little Rock AFB cannot use C-130s to transport private cargo/care packages. This is a Department of Defense policy. We receive countless requests to accept, transport, and distribute donated items from a very generous and thoughtful public, especially around the holidays. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to receive, screen, and accept these offers. Ultimately, although always well-intended, for the safety of our troops and compliance with DOD policy, gifts cannot be accepted or moved on DOD organic or commercially contracted aircraft.
One option you can look into is the Department of Defense website at care packages, which includes a listing of home front groups that provide a variety of support for military members and their families. Internet searches for "care packages for military" can provide other options, agencies and non-profit organizations willing to transport or receive donations. Please check the organization to ensure their mission to support our troops is legitimate before sending money or items.
Honor 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.