News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Service members, families observe Veterans Day

    Service members, families and community members from the surrounding area observed Veterans Day by placing flags on the graves of service members at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Nov. 7, 2018. The remembrance was carried out at other cemeteries throughout the state as a precursor to Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018. Veterans
  • AMC commander talks care for Airmen, readiness with Team Little Rock

    Team Little Rock Airmen had the opportunity to interact with and tell their stories to Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, during a Nov. 1-2 visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The two-day visit began at the base chapel, where Miller met with representatives from various organizations. This included the mental health
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Jacquelyn Ayala

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Jacquelyn Ayala Unit: 19th Medical Support Staff Duty title: Commander Support Staff Hometown: McAllen, Texas Time in service: 1 year, 5 months Time at Little Rock: 1 year Goals: Complete CCAF before mid 2019 Hobbies: Traveling, swimming, anything outdoors and piano Location for photo: Command Section Medical Group Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in all we do How does the individual portray the core value? Airman 1st Class Ayala is vital to the 23 programs that fall to her within the CSS. She not only supports 337 19th Medical Group members, but also one group commander, three squadron commanders and first sergeant. She tracks and updates 60 MDG Operation Instructions and ensures all EPR/OPRs are finalized in member’s records. She is also pursuing further education and currently POC for local women’s shelter.
  • CFC kicks off at Little Rock AFB

    The 57th annual Combined Federal Campaign gives federal employees and service members the opportunity to donate to numerous charities across the globe, now through January 2019. The CFC is a worker-focused program intended to help all federal employees improve the quality of life for their colleagues during difficult times from donations received
  • LRAFB team members share stories, advice with local elementary students during Red Ribbon Week

    Attentive but slightly squirmy young children sat in rows on the floor, while their teachers lined the walls of the gymnasium at the brand-new Bobby G. Lester Elementary School Oct. 23, 2018. There, during a Red Ribbon Week assembly, they watched and listened to five volunteers from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, expound on the virtues of living a drug-free life. This year’s Red Ribbon Week was Oct. 23-31, and its theme was Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.
  • Wings of Blue: Winning hearts, winning minds

    With craned necks, a crowd peers into bare, blue emptiness. Suddenly a dot appears, followed by several others, and the U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parachute team comes into focus above the awaiting masses.The Wings of Blue demonstration parachute team travels across the country to showcase their precise parachuting skills and inspire everyone who
  • Lest We Forget: 2nd Gen pilot continues show

    Eight replica Japanese Zeros sit side-by-side as their pilots go through their morning routines with each of their planes on day two of the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show 2018. As one pilot completes final checks on his Zero, AI-114, “Tora! Tora! Tora!” pilot Dan Reedy reflects on the show and how it all started with his father.“I’ve been
  • Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show comes to Little Rock AFB

    Thousands of spectators gather around a line of four C-130 Hercules representing the units that make up the Home of Combat Airlift at show center of the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show to stare in awe as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar overhead Oct. 27-28.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Raines

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Raines Unit: 19th Security Forces Squadron Duty title: Security Forces Evaluator Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas Time in Service: 11 Years Time at Little Rock: 7 Years Goals: Join civilian law enforcement agency next year Hobbies: Shooting guns, fishing, camping Location for photo: Bldg. #481/Security Forces Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Raines is a member of a 3-person section responsible for the evaluation and certification of over 200 Security Forces Squadron members. Due to extenuating circumstances, he has single-handedly manned the section, completed all duties, and put in countless hours including swing & mid-shift work, sacrificing family time to ensure the success of the unit.
  • Airmen help air and space show soar to success

    The Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show runs on augmentee power provided by Team Little Rock Airmen to maintain a secure and enjoyable experience at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 27-28, 2018.

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