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  • General attends ribbon cutting ceremony

    The commander of the 18th Air Force, from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., helped officials cut the ribbon on a combined headquarters at bldg. 318, April 16 during his visit to the base. "Today's ribbon cutting is a result of a 2005 base realignment and closure commission's findings, which allowed growth for Team Little Rock. This facility behind me
  • HERC achieving a green planet

    A new environmental policy has recently been established at Little Rock Air Force base to encourage Airmen to set goals to reduce their impact on the environment while still completing the mission for unrivaled Combat Airlift for America. Through this policy the base adopted the acronym HERC, Handle Environmental Resources Carefully. The acronym
  • 314th delivers road to U.S. Marine Corps

    In November 1950, as the US Army's Tenth Corps and 1st Marine Division pushed north to the Yalu River in Korea, their commanders believed the war would soon be over. Eating that years Thanksgiving meal along a tiny mountain road in the northern portion of Korea, the troops were determined to be home by Christmas. Little did they know this tiny
  • All in it together: 41st Airlift Squadron

    On March 11, Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, had a message for Airmen during a commander's call held at Langley AFB, Va.: "We are a family and everyone in this room counts." This is a message that the 41st Airlift Squadron lives day-to-day at Little Rock AFB. The 41 AS is comprised of a diverse group of military and civilian
  • Guard wing hauls home flight safety recognition

    The question isn't so much how did the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing earn an Air Force flight safety plaque, but where unit officials will put their latest. Air Force safety officials recently announced their annual winners, and the 189 AW earned its eighth flight safety plaque in the last nine years and was the only airlift wing
  • Guard wing cashes in on travel card

    Frowns have turned into smiles in the 189th Airlift Wing after it was announced the wing would receive $20,000 for its efforts in successfully managing its travel card program. Not too long ago, commanders, first sergeants and agency program coordinators were in a fierce battle to prevent delinquent accounts. New management practices combined with
  • Governor calls up 50 Air Guardsmen for ice duty

    Nearly 50 Airmen from the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing deployed Jan. 31 to Fulton County in Northern Arkansas to help residents recover from last week's ice storm. The Air Guard team is part of 825 Arkansas Soldiers and Airmen called to state active duty by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to assist the state's residents along the
  • Memorial dedicated in memory of 1988 C-130 crew

    A lone C-130 propeller blade stands erect, chipped, worn and scratched, telling a silent story of an end to six lives on June 8, 1988. The blade -- obtained from the mishap aircraft -- is a poignant symbol of the tragic loss of life that occurred that summer day.The memory of Maj. Andy Zwaan, a 189 AW instructor pilot; 2nd Lt. Mark Brandt, a
  • The Final Five

    Every year during the first week in December, members of the 62nd Airlift Squadron, past and present, come together to celebrate the squadron's heritage. Last week was no different; over 200 members of the "Yacht Club" gathered for the 37th consecutive time to attend the annual Yacht Club reunion. The week's capstone event was the Yacht Club
  • Hercules Dining Facility ribbon cutting ceremony, grand opening

         The 19th Services Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony outside of the new Hercules Dining Facility Nov. 7 in honor of the grand opening of the building. The Hercules Dining Facility had been built to serve Little Rock personnel who support combat airlift.      The facility is over 19,000 square feet and was designed to meet the current and
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