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  • Zero-in: Excellence in Competition Rifleman Badge

    Team Little Rock Airmen are invited to test their rifleman skills Jan. 28-30 during the Elementary Level Rifle Excellence in Competition, here. The competition is open to all military personnel who are current on their M-4 rifle qualification and is hosted by the 19th Security Forces Squadron combat arms section.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff. Sgt. Caine Nielsen

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Caine NielsenUnit: 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal FlightDuty title: NCO in charge of explosive ordinance disposal equipmentHometown: Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaTime in service: 14 years total, nine years in the United States Marine Corps and five years in the Air ForceTime at Little Rock: Three
  • Team LR de-ices aircraft for mission success

    Maintainers assigned to the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 189th AMXS make their way toward de-icer trucks on opposite sides of the flightline in the cold, brisk winter. De-icer trucks on the flightline during the winter months are a common sight, and they ensure Team Little Rock’s always ready to provide unrivaled, agile and resilient
  • Team Little Rock Airmen deploy

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing and 913th Airlift Group headed out the door this week to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support.
  • Multi-domain career opportunity available for AF officers

    Team Little Rock commanders were briefed on a new career field the Air Force has developed for officers, with the first class commencing training summer of 2019. The career field is described as command and control operational-level warfighting, where officers will have a variety of tasks including mission scheduling and employing forces at an air
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jason Parsons

    Name and Rank: Technical Sergeant Jason Parsons Unit: 19th Operations Support Squadron/Weather Flight Duty title: Weather Craftsman Hometown: Houston, Texas Time in service: 10 years and 6 months Time at Little Rock: 4 years Goals: Gain experience in my profession in as many different regions, MAJCOMS, airframes, and global missions as I can. Become a flight chief and, eventually, work at the strategic level of the weather career field. Hobbies: Weights, running, baseball, soccer, football, water sports, and hiking/camping. Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Tech Sgt. Parsons puts the mission and the development of his Airmen first, always.
  • The coach in your corner: Airman teaches life lessons through boxing

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Logan, 19th Communications Squadron officer in charge of policy and evaluations, has been teaching boxing to Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, since August 2018. Logan began boxing in technical training and eventually joined the Air Force boxing team. An Airman in his squadron heard about Logan’s hobby
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin Unit: 19th Airlift Wing/ Public Affairs Duty title: NCO in Charge of Community Relations Hometown: Mobile, Alabama Time in service: 14 years Time at Little Rock: 3 years Goals: Finish bachelor’s degree, receive PPA certification (photo credential) Hobbies: Star Wars, board games, fishing Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Jeremy frequently dedicates his time to ensuring Airmen are taken care of. He never hesitates to go out of his way to provide advice and mentorship to help mold the next generation. Jeremy recently helmed an AFROTC tour that inspired cadets by educating them about combat airlift, Little Rock AFB and the Air Force in general.
  • 19th SFS Airmen host ADM course for AF defenders

    A combat arms instructor wearing a fiery red hat stares into a spotting scope while a spotter and shooter team work together to aim for their target. The spotter says something to his teammate, and he squeezes the trigger.   Ting! A metal target chimes in the distance verifying to the marksman he hit the mark. The instructor yells, “Next target!”
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Ariel Geldien

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Ariel Geldien Unit: 913th Maintenance Squadron Duty title: Electronic environmental technician Hometown: Beale Air Force Base, California Time in service: 3 years, 11 months Time at Little Rock: 3 years, 2 months Goals: Complete my Bachelors in Business Administration and Accounting and earn my CPA, then look into commissioning. Hobbies: Hiking, biking, camping and traveling. Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? “I believe in the 913th Airlift Group mission and I’m committed to my 913th Airlift Group family. I recently moved to Mississippi to finish college, commuting to Little Rock Air Force Base one weekend per month to fulfill my military obligation. I have accomplished four associates’ degrees, all while working multiple jobs, in addition to the Air Force Reserve. I never turn down any assignments my leadership delegates to me, and I look forward to many more.”

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