News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Annual training to test Guard unit's skills

    Training for war and preparing for an operational readiness inspection is the focus of this year's annual training, 189th Airlift Wing officials said. Beginning June 9, wing members better have their war game faces on. Wing members will jump right into a deployment scenario that will last for three days.The exercise will be followed by an intense
  • Little Rock civic leader recognized with Fisher Award

    Air Mobility Command recently honored Philip Davis, Little Rock Air Force Base civic leader, as this year's Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award recipient. The annual award recognizes an individual or organization exemplifying Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher's personal qualities of patriotism, generosity and selfless
  • A view from the top: Memorial Day honors our recent Airmen we’ve lost as well

    LITTLE ROCK AFB, Ark. -- Team Little Rock: Kim, Wayne, Marissa and I are happy to be back at The Rock and we are excited for what the next couple of years will hold for the base and our Air Force. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in the months ahead. Today, as we look forward to the Memorial Day holiday and time spent with
  • 314th Airlift Wing changes hands

    Col. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr. assumed command of the 314th Airlift Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Kip L. Self in a change of command ceremony held here today. General Self leaves the 314th Airlift Wing to be the commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Fort Dix, N.J. The officiating officer, Maj. Gen. Irv Halter, 19th Air Force
  • Guard recruiter receives national honors

    An Arkansas Air National Guard senior NCO recently was named the Air National Guard's Outstanding Recruiting and Retention Superintendent of the Year. Senior Master Sgt. Jesse J. "Buddy" Burns of Beebe earned the top honors, according to an Air National Guard message released in April. As the state's senior recruiter, he oversees recruiting
  • Little Rock Airman Killed in Iraq

    Staff Sgt. John Self, a security forces specialist from the 314th Squadron Forces Squadron, was killed Monday by a roadside bomb near Baghdad, Iraq. Sergeant Self has been in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since September on a 365-day deployment. "John volunteered for this deployment while he was deployed to Al Udeid (Air Base, Qatar),"
  • WIC Students Put Planning to the Test

    Students in the Weapons Instructor Course here put five and a half months of instruction the test last week during a massive force entry assault. Units from all over Little Rock Air Force Base participated in the largest Mobility Air Forces Exercise this decade on May 11. Students began planning May 6 to coordinate 44 airdrop aircraft departing
  • 463rd OSS on top of game

    The 463rd Operations Support Squadron is the 2006 best small OSS unit in Air Mobility Command, announced Air Force officials recently. Members of the unit beat out other AMC units for a sixth time in seven years to be known as the best in their class. It's not luck that is the reason this team of 56 people has garnered this award - it's the
  • General reflects on time here, leaves parting message to all Airmen

    As the 314th Airlift Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Kip Self, prepares to hand over command of the C-130 Center of Excellence Wednesday, he discussed the past 21 months in command. A ceremony will be held in front of Base Operations with General Self relinquishing command to Col. Rowayne Schatz, Jr., who is currently serving as the Deputy Director of

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