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  • Wealth of financial advice available

    Financial readiness is a key to mission readiness that most Airmen don't realize until they have a problem. There are a number of programs on base to help military people get on the right foot financially, especially young Airmen who are starting their careers. "We all have financial questions, but not everyone knows where we can go for answers,"
  • Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer now available

    Cervical cancer is a deadly disease, killing 4,500 women in the United States each year. Screening for cervical cancer by Pap smear has long been standard procedure and has drastically reduced cervical cancer cases. However, it is the discovery of the Human Papilomavirus and its connection to cervical cancer that will lead to its virtual
  • AFAF drive takes off

    Air Force members can show their "Commitment to Caring" by donating to the Air Force Assistance Fund Drive that continues through April 13. The annual campaign raises money for four charitable organizations benefiting active duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and retired Air Force people and their families, including surviving spouses and their
  • Top loadmaster graduate award named for Senior Master Sgt. Philip J. Stickney

    An Air Force Reserve Airman on Feb. 28 was the first to receive the Professional Loadmaster Association's Senior Master Sgt. Philip J. Stickney Basic Loadmaster Top Graduate award as the top loadmaster to graduate from the Arkansas Air National Guard's Enlisted Aircrew Academic School. Tech. Sgt. Tracy L. League, a loadmaster trainee with the 731st
  • Herculean project under way

    U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder, 314th Airlift Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Kip Self and base officials broke ground for the new Hercules Dining Facility in a ceremony Feb. 23. "This project is another part of the tremendous investment that has gone into Little Rock Air Force Base, "said Congressman Snyder, "...this is an investment into the men and women
  • MPF closed March 6-8

    The Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Element will not issue ID Cards or make updates to DEERS from March 6-8. There are over 6,000 base personnel and over 35,000 retirees in the local area that use the Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Element. Closure of customer service is needed to install and update new computer hardware and
  • Home Sweet Home: Ownership has tax advantage

    When you sell a house, you are normally required to include the profit you made from the sale as income on your tax return. For regular tax payers, this income may be excluded when certain ownership tests are met. Taxpayers may qualify to exclude from income in 2006 all or part of any gain from the sale of their main home -- the home in which they
  • Claims process goes on-line

    Little Rock Airmen will see a change in their claims process the next time they undergo a Permanent Change of Station move. The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of personnel claims to Dayton, Ohio. "These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as
  • AMC command chief visits 'Home of the Herk'

    Air Mobility Command's top enlisted leader visited the "Home of the Herk" Feb. 14 and 15. Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron, Jr., toured the C-130 Center of Excellence, met with base senior leadership, conducted an enlisted call with 463rd Airlift Group members, viewed the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment center and spoke at the
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