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  • ROCK I 18-06 exercise: LRAFB adapts to deployed conditions

    Service members from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, maintain deployment readiness by learning and adapting to mission-oriented protective posture conditions on a constant basic. Their knowledge was tested during the deployment-related exercise ROCK I 18-06 June 18-22, 2018.The purpose of the exercise ensured Airmen knew proper procedures and
  • Focus groups allow military spouses platform for concerns

    Leadership is putting more emphasis on spouses and their contributions to execute the mission. In line with the secretary of the Air Force’s vision to enhance this partnership, Team Little Rock is hosting focus groups to gain insight into spouses’ needs and capabilities. Spouse focus groups are a base-wide event where spouses get to know each
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Grace Nichols

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Grace Nichols Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Duty title: Public Affairs photojournalist journeyman Hometown: Kokomo, Indiana Time in service: 3 years Time at Little Rock: 2.5 years Goals: Getting her PhD, become fluent in a second language and move to Switzerland Hobbies: Knitting, playing ukulele, reading and
  • Dignified arrival: WWII Sailor finally returns home

    While the world remembered June 6 as D-Day – the longest day of World War II – the Tipton family will now remember this date as the day their Sailor finally came home. The family waited nearly 77 years for Seaman 1st Class Henry "Glenn" Tipton to return from war. The 189th Airlift Wing Arkansas Air National Guard transported Tipton’s casket aboard
  • Tech school instructor crews compete in annual Turkey Shoot

    The annual local combat airlift competition, known as the Turkey Shoot, pitted rivals against one another in timed events including heavy equipment airdrops, points of interest, visual points assault landing and backing accuracy June 8, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. "The 314th Airlift Wing’s Turkey Shoot competition provided an
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joel Powell

    Name and Rank: Joel Powel, Staff Sergeant Unit: 62nd Airlift Squadron Duty title: Training NCO/C-130J LM Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas Time in service: 9 Years Time at Little Rock: 2 Years Goals: Finish off Bachelors Degree Hobbies: Paintball/Gun sports Location for photo: Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in all we do How does the individual portray the core value? SSgt Powel has been vital to the merging of Student Training and Permenant Party Training at DoD’s largest C-130J Formal Training Unit. With his expertise 12 sylabi were transferred and he was key to the training of 10 enlisted and officer members, resulting in zero delay in student production.
  • Little Rock AFB airlift squadrons attend 74th D-Day anniversary

     Three airlift squadrons and support personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, embarked on an historic journey to Normandy, France, to support the 74th D-Day Anniversary remembrance events from May 30 to June 6, 2018.Aircrew from the 41st, 61st and 62nd Airlift Squadrons and maintainers from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, along
  • LRAFB Youth of Year exhibits core values

    Most children at 14 years old dream of driving to prom and seeing the light at the end of the high school tunnel. For Andreas Bradley, Flightline Upper Academy scholar, by the age of 14, he has already put himself on the fast track of success by earning the Youth of the year award.
  • Don’t be bugged by ticks, mosquitoes

    Summer’s here in Arkansas. People are working outdoors and having fun in the sun. From days at the lake and picnics, to camping, hiking and yard work, it’s time to feel the fresh air, catch some sun and enjoy what the Natural State has to offer. Unfortunately, some of what Arkansas has to offer this season includes some unpleasant insects such as ticks and mosquitoes that can impart disease and discomfort whenever they bite.
  • Aircrew innovation for emerging Air Force

    “The day you stop learning is the day you stop living,” Albert Einstein said.

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