Inclement Weather



 For Current Inclement Weather
Reporting Procedures Call:

(501) 987-HERK (4375)
(501) 987-HERC (4372)

Know the Procedures.
Have a plan
be ready.



Types of Reporting
The installation commander is the approval authority for base operating procedures in the event of inclement weather.

During inclement weather, to ensure the safety of personnel and set guidelines for mission continuity, report/release procedures will be followed.  Depending on the circumstances of the winter weather activity, the installation commander may authorize the following: early release, delayed reporting or mission-essential reporting only.

a. Early Release:  Unit commanders and  supervisors will release non-mission essential  personnel (determined by the unit commander) according to the early release guidelines (see below).   All  non-essential personnel will need to pick up their children from the Child Development Center (CDCs) and Youth Center.

b. Delayed Reporting: Delayed reporting applies to military and civilian personnel; leave will not be charged. Members are not expected to be at work until the delayed reporting time. The purpose of delayed reporting during hazardous weather conditions is to allow time for the roads and parking areas to be cleared and permit base personnel additional time for safe travel to their office.

c. Mission-Essential Reporting:  Personnel identified by their commanders as mission essential are to report for duty (commanders are responsible to make this designation in advance). Service members not required to report will be placed on telephone standby until further notice. Civilian personnel not required to report will be placed on administrative leave as granted by the installation commander. Only those children of mission essential personnel are allowed to be dropped off at the CDCs and Youth Center. Mission Essential Personnel must submit a signed designation letter in advance to the CDC or Youth Center.

School Reporting
The Lighthouse Academy is in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. If Jacksonville North Pulaski School District schools are closed, Lighthouse Academy will also be closed, even if the base is open. If the base is closed, but Jacksonville North Pulaski School District schools are open, the on-base school will follow the base and be closed.

Information about Procedures

Information about base reporting postures will be available from any or all of the following sources:
a. During duty hours:  Base-wide email or Commander's call
b. Notification from supervisors
c. Official Social media, web and Little Rock Air Force Base App:

    Little Rock Air Force Base App, which can be downloaded from the App Store, and Google Play Store
d. On-base alerts:  Marquee and Giant Voice
e. HERKLINE (501) 987-4372 or (501) 987-4375
f. AtHoc Installation Warning System Alerts
g. Local Media: Channel 4,; Channel 7,; Channel 11,; Channel 16,
h. For contingency use: Recall rosters (by phone or if necessary, in person) and Radios/LMRs.

Driving Safety Tips and Other Safety Info

Driving in extreme weather conditions can be very hazardous and caution must be taken. Maintain a safe speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. One rule of thumb is that under ideal conditions, you should maintain at least one car length of spacing for every 10 mph increment (i.e. if you are travelling 40 mph, you should maintain at least 4 car lengths). If road conditions are poor, you should maintain 3-4 car lengths for every 10 mph increment. Bridges and overpasses often ice over even when roads are not slick and black ice can be invisible to drivers. When poor driving conditions are suspected call the Arkansas Road Condition Hotline (501-569-2374 or 1-800-245- 1672) or go online to ( to receive up to the minute updates on area road conditions. Snow chains are a useful tool, but be advised that they are not allowed on LRAFB roads.

When off-base, report all emergencies via 911, including all vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, off-road entrapments or other weather-related incidents. For on-base reporting call the following: fire or medical emergencies 911; power outages 987-6553; vehicle accidents 987-3221; building damage 987- 6554. Facility Managers and supervisors should consult the Snow and Ice Control Plan (LRAFB 032-12) prior to and during severe winter weather. Routine service calls should not be made until daily operations are resumed. Look here for tips on how to avoid building damage during winter weather.

Team Little Rock Airmen reside across a wide geographic area and in some cases, conditions near their residence/travel route may be significantly different than those on base. If LRAFB is on normal or delayed reporting and you assess that conditions in your area are unsafe for travel, do not force yourself into an unsafe situation. Notify your
chain of command immediately. 










Need-to-know for severe weather season

Airmen and their families should take into consideration base procedures and notifications during severe weather conditions at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

The location and severity of the weather dictates what the 19th Operations Support Squadron weather shop communicates to the 19th Airlift Wing Command Post and ultimately, when notifications are sent to the base population.

A rare but important notification for Airmen and families to be aware of is the base siren. Command post will sound the siren when a tornado is within a five-mile radius of the center of the airfield. This siren is activated by different criteria than the Jacksonville, Arkansas, tornado siren, which will sound when a tornado touches down in any part of Pulaski County.

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Storm Damage Claims
Individuals living on base seeking to file a claim for spoiled food or damaged property due to inclement weather and storms should first make a claim through their renters insurance.  If that is not an option, they may file a claim with the Air Force Claims Service Center either online at  or by emailing  with a description of the type of damage.

Early Release Map


To reduce traffic and permit additional travel time for members with long commutes, supervisors will release non-mission critical members IAW the following (see Figure l, Base Departure Plan):
    a. Personnel living outside of the blue outer ring - released immediately after early release order is issued.
    b. Personnel living outside of the green inner ring - released 30 minutes after the order is issued.     
    c. Personnel living inside the green ring - released one hour after the order is issued.

FSS Facilities


1. I work in X flight/unit? Am I mission essential?

Please contact your supervisor/chain of command to determine your mission/non-mission status.

2. I had a WAPS test? Is my test cancelled?

Mission essential only reporting:Yes, the Education Center will not open today. Please call (501) 987-3417 to reschedule your test date.

Delayed reporting:The Education Center will open at the delayed reporting time. WAPS testing starts 15 minutes after the delayed reporting time. All other testing (CDC, PME, FAA, DLAB, etc.) will be rescheduled. Please call (501) 987-3417 to reschedule their test date.

3. I had a PT test tomorrow at 8 a.m. Is it cancelled?

Mission essential only reporting:Yes, your PT test will be cancelled. The fitness center will be open for those registered for 24/7 access. Please contact your UFPM/PTL to reschedule your test.

Delayed reporting:If there is a delayed reporting until 9 a.m., all testing before 9 a.m. (or whatever the determined delayed time is) will be cancelled. Then normal testing will resume (e.g., a test at 10 a.m. would still happen). The member should get with their UFPM/PTL to reschedule their test.

4. I had a medical appointment scheduled and needed to pick up prescriptions? Is the medical clinic closed?

Mission essential only reporting:Yes, your appointment will be cancelled and the pharmacy will not be open. The clinic will contact you and attempt to reschedule your appointment at the earliest time available. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Delayed reporting:If there is a delayed reporting until 9 a.m., any appointment scheduled prior to the report time will be cancelled. The clinic will attempt to contact all patients and reschedule their appointments as soon as possible. You can always contact the nurse advice line at (501) 987-8811 or registered users can contact his/her primary care manager online via MiCare. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.

5. I'm mission essential and have to report. What about the CDC? Can I drop off my kid?

Mission essential only reporting: The CDC for mission essential personnel will operate under regular hours at building 1257. However, individuals must have a designation letter on file to denote mission essential status. Please contact your supervision/chain of command to accomplish this letter.

Delayed reporting/Early release: For delayed reporting, the CDC will open the same time for delayed reporting of non-mission essential personnel. During early release, parents/guardians must pick up children at start of early release.

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