News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Base honors Arkansas’ fallen

    Base flags will be lowered to half staff when the governor of Arkansas issues proclamations honoring active-duty servicemembers, including National Guard members on Title 10 orders, who have fallen in combat. "It's the right thing to do when one of Arkansas' sons or daughters gives the ultimate sacrifice," said Col. Greg Otey, 19th Airlift Wing
  • Housing project continues to build success

    The base family housing privatization project continues to successfully build upon the progress of the past 10 months. To date, the Hunt-Pinnacle Communities re-launch of the project has yielded 10 new units and 79 renovated units. HP Communities officials are showing residents what they can expect for the newly renovated housing at their Open
  • Meth use isn’t worth it

    "Crank," "Amp," "Crystal," "Ice," "Speed" -- all these are slang terms for methamphetamines, powerful stimulant drugs. More than 9.6 million residents of the United States have used methamphetamines at least once in their lifetime and 1.3 million have used the drug in the past year. Methamphetamine use and production was originally confined to the
  • 10 things to know about H1N1 flu

    1. No cause for panic. So far, H1N1 flu isn't much more threatening than the regular seasonal flu. During the few months of this new flu's existence, hospitalizations and deaths from it seem to be lower than the average seen for seasonal flu, and the virus hasn't dramatically mutated. That's what health officials have observed in the Southern
  • SECAF outlines Year of the Air Force Family

    The secretary of the Air Force emphasized the Air Force's firm commitment to its families during his speech at the 2009 Air Force Sergeant's Association Professional Airmen's Conference here Aug. 19. Secretary Michael B. Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz designated July 2009 to July 2010 as "Year of the Air Force Family." In
  • American public sends more than $8 million in support to military families

    In just five short years, contributions to "Help Our Troops Call Home" have surpassed the $8 million mark. Since its inception in April, 2004, as a way the American public could provide an avenue for deployed Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines to stay connected to loved ones back home, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) program has
  • 314th to host inaugural 'Trash Hauler's Ball'

    From the outside looking in, one might think it to be a party for sanitation workers, but the 314th Airlift Wing's inaugural "Trash Hauler's Ball" is a celebration of the C-130's reputation of carrying whatever it takes to get the mission accomplished. "It's a camaraderie event for 314th [Airlift Wing] members to get together. It's not a combat
  • Widow of World War II Prisoner of War receives medal

    Base leaders presented the widow of a World War II flying ace the Prisoner of War Medal posthumously Sept. 9 at Trinity Village Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mildred Louise Meroney was presented the POW medal for retired Air Force Col. Virgil Meroney. Colonel Meroney was a World War II ace with nine aerial victories and flew 85 combat missions in
  • Team Little Rock an AMC Installation Excellence Award finalist

    Team Little Rock is one of three finalists for Air Mobility Command's nomination for The Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, Col. Greg Otey, 19th Airlift Wing commander, announced Sept. 3. The base will host an inspection team comprised of five colonels from AMC Oct. 4-6. During this visit, the team will inspect base facilities and