News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • LRAFB civic leaders learn from Airmen during recent visit to McConnell AFB

    “What does downrange mean?” This question was a subtle reminder there are some civilians with limited military experience who may not understand the jargon used daily in that world. Twenty civilians from communities surrounding Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, posed many questions while attending a civic leader tour July 26-27, 2018, hosted by Little Rock AFB and McConnell AFB, Kansas. This tour exposed civic leaders to two military installations, and their mission sets and a multitude of Airmen’s jobs to help them better understand the Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and their communities.
  • ‘Pen’point accuracy: Reworking medical profile

    Leaders from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, gathered with members of the 711th Human Performance Wing July 26-27, 2018, to discuss possible changes to Air Force Form 469 Duty Limiting Condition and the processes surrounding it.
  • Judge Advocate office: Regulations for excellence

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate office wade through oceans of fine print during their daily work hours, giving legal consultations and poring over regulations as they advise base members on cases.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Johnson

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Cheryl Johnson Unit: 314th Maintenance Group
  • 314th Airlift Wing passes guide-on to new commander

    Col. Stephen Hodge assumed command of the 314th Airlift Wing from Col. Daniel DeVoe during a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander July 25, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
  • Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.
  • Redoubling efforts to grow Arkansas businesses: Improving Federal contracting opportunities to support warfighters

    The Air Force 19th Contracting Squadron, the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office recently renewed efforts to build the capacity of businesses within the state to access local federal government contracts and improve support to warfighters. “One of the very fortunate things
  • Arkansas lowers tax rates, attract military families

    Arkansas state law is set to change, allowing more tax benefits for service members, veterans, and families of both. Arkansas joins 28 states that provide full state tax exemptions to military retirees and family members of fallen service members; 19 others provide partial exemptions. “When you're looking at a 6.9-percent income tax rate, that's a
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Dakoda Baker

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Dakoda Baker Unit: 19th Maintenance Squadron Duty title: Repair and reclamation journeyman Hometown: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Time in service: 6 years Time at Little Rock: 6 years Goals: To retire from the military after 20 or more years Hobbies: Drone racing, robotics and being an awesome father to his infant daughter Location for photo: Bldg. 245, R&R shop Air Force Core Value portrayed Excellence in All We Do How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Dakoda Baker consistently goes above and beyond in his duties and the details involved in doing it. No matter how large or small the task, he handles it professionally and ensures his Airmen are adequately prepared to complete it. Recently he was hand selected for a short notice temporary duty assignment to Guatemala in support of the vice president, and Department of Defense
  • Air Mobility Command announces Aviator Technical Track beta test program

    AMC is seeking mobility pilot participants with the right blend of skills, knowledge and abilities to mentor the next generation of aviators. The command aims to retain rated expertise by reducing developmental requirements and non-flying related duties.

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