News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • SecAF delivers 'State of the Air Force' speech at AFA

    The Secretary of the Air Force outlined the service's priorities during a keynote address at the 2009 Air Force Association Air & Space Conference Monday. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said he credited Airmen for the service's significant milestone achievements, including the proliferation of the intelligence, surveillance and
  • Number removal from ID cards continues

    In response to an increasing awareness of the growing need to protect the safety of service members, retirees and their families' identity information, the Department of Defense is beginning to remove Social Security numbers from identification cards. The removal is being done in phases as computer software is modified. Phase one is under way and
  • C-130 WIC lifted Combat Airlift to new heights

    Five of the original cadre members of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School's initial C-130 Weapons Instructor Course came together Friday to attend the retirement of a fellow 29th Weapons Squadron comrade. Colonels Glen Downing, Kevin Jackson, Kirk Lear, Greg Otey and John Rutkowski sat down to reflect the challenges of starting the C-130 WIC from
  • Little Rock AFB NCO academy graduates

    Seventeen Team Little Rock NCOs graduated Sept. 10 from the NCO Academy at Keesler AFB, Miss. They are: 19th Airlift Wing 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgt. Matthew Kauffman Tech. Sgt. Orville Moody Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Donnell 19th Force Support Squadron Tech. Sgt. Ong Chaisouang 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Tech. Sgt. Kevin
  • Department of Defense employee wins outstanding award

    A Little Rock Air Force Base civilian has won the Outstanding U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment Civilian of the Year Award, Category II, and will be presented the award in October at a training review board in San Diego. David Reeves, 19th Operations Support Squadron training specialist, was recognized through his outstanding achievements
  • Nonjudicial Punishment for April through June 2009

    During the months of April - June, the seven punishments were given to members of Little Rock Air Force Base under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice. An airman first class from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron used marijuana. The member received a reduction to the rank of airman basic, with reduction below airman suspended, and a
  • Little Rock celebrates Air Force's 62nd birthday

    More than 700 Airmen, their guests and Air Force supporters attended the base's Air Force birthday bash at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock Sept. 12.Participants danced and celebrated the successes of the nation's youngest service, which was created Sept. 18, 1947. This year's birthday marked 100 years of powered flight in the military. Orville and
  • Base Airman recognized for earning top leadership award

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kerry Thompson, from Camden, Ark., received a certificate of recognition from Col. Maxine C. Girard, U.S. Army Central Area Support Group Qatar commander, for exceptional performance as a military investigator at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 27. Colonel Girard congratulated Sergeant Thompson for earning the top Air