News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • LRAFB guidance on cloth face coverings

    Effective immediately, per the Secretary of Defense’s direction, and to the greatest extent possible, all individuals on Little Rock AFB will wear protective face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance, in public areas, Commissary, Base Exchange, or work centers. This requirement does not apply in a Service member's or Service family member's personal residence on a military installation.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Maj. Michelle Morse

    Name and Rank: Maj. Michelle Morse   Unit: Air Mobility Command Air Operations Squadron Detachment 3Official Duty title: Operations officerHometown: Aurora, Illinois Time in service: 16 yearsTime at Little Rock: 1 yearGoals: Complete the Tough Mudder and achieve the rank of colonel for retirementHobbies: Hiking, anything with dogs and camping19th
  • Little Rock AFB moves to HPCON Charlie in response to COVID-19

    Little Rock Air Force Base has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie on March 25, 2020 in accordance with Secretary of Defense direction to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and our local communities.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Mark Overton

    Name and Rank: Mark OvertonUnit: 34th Combat Training SquadronOfficial Duty title: Information technology specialistHometown: Temple, TexasTime in service: 7 yearsTime at Little Rock: 5 yearsGoals: Continue serving Airmen and the mission of the 19th Airlift Wing and Team Little RockHobbies: Hiking, exercising and spending time with family19th
  • Little Rock AFB announces first positive COVID-19 case, declares public health emergency

    An active-duty U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment following a positive novel coronavirus test. The Airmen is believed to have contracted COVID-19 from recent travels. Additionally, Col. John Schutte, the 19th Airlift Wing and Little Rock AFB installation commander declared a public health emergency for the base at 5 p.m. today due to the evolving threat of COVID-19.
  • 913th Airlift Group response to the COVID-19

    1. The COVID-19 virus response has been rapidly changing from all levels of our government, from the federal to the state to the local level. My top concern is the safety and health of our Airmen and their families while ensuring we can complete our mission essential tasks. To those ends, I am issuing the following guidance for the 913th Airlift
  • LRAFB hosts SAPR Survivors Luncheon

    Two survivors of sexual assault shared their stories with the hopes of leaving attendees with a greater understanding and awareness of how words or lack of words impact victims’ process of healing.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman Jessica Crawford

    Rank and Name: Airman Jessica Crawford Unit: 19th Comptroller Squadron Official Duty Title: Budget analyst Hometown: Abilene, Texas Time on Station: 9 months Time in Service: 1 year, 1 month Hobbies: Reading, cooking, hiking, swimming and being outdoors. Goals: Earning a masters degree in a STEM program. 19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed: As a budget analyst, Crawford manages funds for 17 different agencies. She reconciled $41,000 in disbursements and reimbursements restoring Air Force funds and streamlined payments to members.
  • Air Force Band connects with local students

    Air Mobility Command's Airlifter Brass, the Brass Quintet of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, performed for about 40 students at Little Rock Central High School March 11, 2020.
  • Combat Airlifter comes to a close

    For many years, the Combat Airlifter has been distributed every Friday on and around Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and served as one of our news outlets. It’s an indelible part of our base history and its spirit will live on as we continue to highlight the accomplishments of the men, women and missions of Team Little Rock in new ways. The March 27, 2020 issue will be the final issue of the Combat Airlifter.