News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Kimberly Simpson

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Kimberly SimpsonUnit: 19th Airlift Wing Office of the Staff Judge AdvocateOfficial Duty title: Military justice paralegalHometown: Chino, CaliforniaTime in service: 1 year, 3 monthsTime at Little Rock: 10 monthsGoals: Earn her bachelor’s degree, travel the world, and crush her next physical training testHobbies:
  • The Rock crosses the Pacific

    Airmen from Yokota Air Base welcomed four Air Mobility Command C-130J’s from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, as part of a capstone exercise Feb. 8-19, 2020.“Yokota has a very unique AOR,” said Capt. John Walitsch, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot. “By the 61st flying out, we get to enhance our skill set and learn how to fly in different
  • Ready Warriors connect during resilience initiative: Airmen’s Time

    The 19th Airlift Wing hosted the first iteration of Airmen’s Time at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 14, 2020.
  • Black Knights continue ATSO Rodeos

    Ability to Survive and Operate exercises are monthly training events intended to continue the 19th Airlift Wing’s full spectrum readiness with a live flying and aircraft recovery and generation chemical warfare scenario.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Richard Oberg

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Richard ObergUnit: 19th Logistics Readiness SquadronOfficial Duty title: Individual protective equipment journeymanHometown: Skowhegan, MaineTime in service: 1 year, 6 monthsTime at Little Rock: 1 year, 3 monthsGoals:  Make senior airman below the zone and complete Community College of the Air Force degreeHobbies:
  • 19th AW tackles first 4/12 capstone

    The 61st Airlift Squadron, along with Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 19th Operations Support Squadron and the 41st Airlift Squadron will integrate with units from Yokota, Kadena and Misawa Air Bases in Japan, and Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea for a full spectrum readiness operation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility during their 4/12 FSR Capstone Feb. 5-25, 2020. In 2019 the new 4/12 deployment initiative was coordinated among airlift squadrons from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and Little Rock AFB, allowing each squadron to rotate on deployments for four months followed by 12 months of dwell time. While one squadron is fulfilling their rotational deployment, the other three will be focused on sharpening readiness, allowing more time to train for tomorrow’s fight.
  • A&FRC hosts deployed family dinner

    Members of Team Little Rock gather during a deployed family dinner at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 11, 2020. During the dinner, deployed members' spouses are informed on base and local resources available to them and allows them to connect with other spouses in a social setting.
  • 19th LRS keeps the mission moving

    The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron small vehicle maintenance shop maintains and services light duty vehicles such as trucks and vans.
  • A penny saved, is a penny earned

    The Airman's Attic survives on donations from service members and donors from the local community. The Little Rock Air Force Base store is ran by an all-volunteer force – Kristi Dedenbach, Tasha Greet and Dakota McGowan are the store managers.
  • Into the woods, away from it all

    People sometimes believe the hunting season starts with the opening day of deer season; however, true hunters realize it starts well before. As the fog lifts off the ground and the sun rises over the trees, Master Sgt. Brian Holliman, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section chief, begins scouting potential hunting areas well before the start of each season. Archery hunting season in Arkansas begins September 26.