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  • Training for future, today

    The C-130J schoolhouse, located at Little Rock AFB, is the U. S. Air Force’s Formal Training Unit for C-130J aircrew and maintenance personnel. C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System, or MATS, provide ground based academic and simulator lessons for warfighters.The Center of Excellence at Little Rock Air Force Base uses simulators to prepare
  • Stepping stones on path to self-improvement

    Self-improvement and inner reflection are two integral pieces that help make a successful Airman. Comprehensive Airman Fitness and Leadership Pathways are two programs on base that aim to strengthen these two assets of a career-oriented Airman. The Comprehensive Airman Fitness, or CAF, methodology creates and sustains a community that focuses on
  • Trash talk: recycling center reduces waste

    The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Recycling Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, contributes to the prevention of millions of tons of recyclable items from going into landfills daily by educating base personnel on proper waste management. On Oct. 31, 1991, President George H. Bush signed an executive order declaring that all federal
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Brent Ford

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Brent Ford Unit: 19th Force Support Squadron Duty title: Base Honor Guard non-commissioned officer in charge Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn. Time in service: 6.5 years Time at Little Rock: 5 years Goals: Acquire Master’s degree in Engineering, prepare for increased leadership and responsibility through professional
  • Air Force announces enlisted PME redesign

    Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
  • Tiger Team attacks problem, keeps Combat Airlift flying

    Working vigorously through 13 - to 16 - hour days, 91 degree Arkansas heat and hail storms, missing Memorial Day barbecues and time off with family and friends, eight members from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance shop completed the seemingly impossible. Airman 1st Class Christine Tourville, Airman 1st Class John Derting,
  • Hammering out tedium, touching up memories

    Airmen and their families can take part in the Hammer and Brush class available at the skills center on base and become more experienced with woodworking in a hands-on setting. The class is divided into four sessions consisting of making signs, artfully displaying family memories, crafting clocks and revamping old materials with the intention of
  • Little Rock Airmen facilitate airdrops for frontlines

    Maj. Timothy Lang, an operations officer deployed from the 61st Airlift Squadron, plans and performs combat airdrop missions for the 386thExpeditionary Operations Support Squadron in Southwest Asia in support ofCombined Joint Task Force -- Operations Inherent Resolve.The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing delivered more than 80 tonsof food, water and
  • 19th Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

    The 19th Airlift Wing, along with tenant wings and civic leaders, welcomed their new commander, Col. Gerald Donohue, during a change of command ceremony July 11, 2017. Donohue assumed command of the 19th AW from Col. Charles Brown in a ceremony presided by Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander. Prior to departing, Brown thanked the 19 AW
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds Unit: 41st Airlift Squadron Duty title: C-130J instructor loadmaster Hometown: Spokane, Washington Time in service: four years and three months Time at Little Rock: three years and nine months Goals: finish Bachelor’s degree and own a home Hobbies: playing basketball, spending time with loved ones and

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