News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Airmen missing chance on low-cost car tags

    Military members and retirees in Arkansas are missing out on an inexpensive way to put a license plate on their vehicle and show their patriotism, according to one state official. Low-cost Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom license plates have been an option for service members since the state legislature passed a law allowing them in 2005. But
  • Maintainers clean up with command award

    The 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been chosen as the Air Education and Training Command representative for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Team of Excellence Award. The maintainers are noted for their development of a C-130 Engine Compressor Wash Hose Cart Project. The innovation now allows them to wash all four C-130 engines
  • New EPR/OPR forms being implemented

    Starting Wednesday all officers, active duty airman basic to senior airman and chief master sergeants, and all Reserve and Guard enlisted members will fall under the new Air Force Enlisted and Officer Performance Report and Evaluation System, announced Air Force officials recently. This is the second group to start the new process. Active duty
  • Battling complacency: Into stop Balad

    No one really looks forward to a deployment and I was no exception. It had been several years since my last deployment considering I was previously assigned to AETC as an instructor at the C-130 FTU. When I came to the AMC Safety staff, I knew a trip to the AOR in whatever form would be coming my way sooner rather than later. In anticipation of
  • Uniquely USAF: Global Battlespace

    Battlespace can be defined as the environment, factors and conditions that must be understood to successfully apply combat power, protect the force, or complete the mission. In layman's terms it is your area of influence and your operating environment. Your battlespace may be "outside the wire" or in an office; you might be responsible for an
  • Little Rock welcomes back Rodeo team

    Base and community leaders welcomed home Little Rock Air Force Base's Air Mobility Rodeo 2007 team Saturday with a rousing celebration in Hangar 276. The team brought home the Best C-130 Maintenance Team, Best Post-flight Maintenance Team and 10K Forklift Driving Course Victors honors at the competition held at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. The
  • Housing privatizaton construction project shuts down

    Construction of the privatized base housing projects at Little Rock Air Force Base has officially stopped leaving occupants waiting for new and renovated housing units. In the meantime, base Airmen are left in the middle while waiting for these problems to be resolved. "Affordable, quality and safe housing for our Airmen should be a priority for
  • RODEO 2007: Base Civic Leaders Saddle Up for Rodeo

    Civic leaders from around Little Rock are taking part in Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2007.Eight distinguished visitors and their guests are joining the 314th Airlift Wing and the 463rd Airlift Group from Little Air Force Base, Ark., at the biannual competition here at different points throughout the week. Competition teams and some guests arrived
  • ANG recognizes two Arkansas Air Guard recruiters

    Two of the 189th Airlift Wing's recruiters were recently recognized for their performance in recruiting new members into the Arkansas Air National Guard. Master Sgt. Eddie McElyea received the Air National Guard's Eastern Sector Medicine Man Award for his efforts in recruiting health professionals, and Tech. Sgt. Ken Munday was named Rookie
  • U.S. Northern Command commander discusses roles, need for tactical airlift

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The military commander responsible for all command and control of DoD homeland defense efforts and defense support to civil authorities understands the need for tactical airlift. General Gene Renuart, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, took time to learn a little bit

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