News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Former NCO chosen as 189 AW vice commander

    A prior enlisted technical sergeant was named Nov. 7 to fill the No. 2 position in the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing. Col. Jim Summers, 189 AW commander, chose Col. Alice Sanders to fill the wing's vacant vice commander position. Colonel Summers vacated the position when he took command of the wing Nov. 3. Colonel Sanders, a
  • Air National Guard wing changes command

    Speaking the words "Sir, I assume command," Col. Jim Summers took command Nov. 3 of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing. With a gigantic American flag as a backdrop, the colonel firmly grasped the wing's flag from Brig. Gen. Riley Porter, Arkansas ANG commander, and handed it off to Chief Master Sgt. Steve Arnold, the wing's
  • C-130J training expanding, changing

    Little Rock Air Force Base, the C-130 Airlift Center of Excellence, will expand its C-130J training responsibilities, including training international partners, announced Air Force officials Wednesday. In addition, the 314th Airlift Wing will absorb the domestic training formerly done by the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., and the
  • Trunk-or-Treat!

  • Commander addresses housing privatization issues at town hall meeting

    Maintenance issues and the privatization of base housing were hot topics at the town hall meeting between base leaders and housing Monday. "The purposed of the meeting tonight was to bring residents of family housing together, and allow them ask questions and air some of their concerns about living conditions," said Brig. Gen. Rowayne Schatz, the
  • Guard member, son make a difference

    In a coma, 19-year-old Katie Gleason of Little Rock didn't know Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Sam Macheak or his son, Ross, a 42nd Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol cadet major, before she slipped into an unresponsive state. They all met Aug. 2, but she doesn't recall it. They helped stabilize her until the ambulance and fire crews could
  • Teamwork key to overcoming exercise challenges

    The 314th and 189th Airlift Wings and the 463rd Airlift Group participated in ROCKEX this week in preparation for their upcoming operation readiness exercise. "Exercise scenarios began a month ago with the warning order given to the 463rd AG," said Maj. Nathan A. Allerheiligen, 314th AW Readiness director. Once a unit receives a warning order, they
  • Medical clinic renovations move around clinics, offices

    As renovation continues on the 314th Medical Group multi-million dollar dental clinic, the group facility will undergo another phase to further the clinic concept, as well as modernize laboratory and radiology service areas, announced base officials recently. The $3.2 million project is currently underway and is scheduled to be complete in December

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