News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Injured AMC Airman credits training for saving her life

    It takes a split second for an improvised explosive device to detonate, and knowing what to do and how to react in that split second after the explosion can save a life, as one Little Rock AFB officer recently found out. The training Capt. Wendy Kosek, a 19th Airlift Wing legal officer, received during the Advanced Contingency Skills Training
  • Team Little Rock congratulates Lieutenant Colonel promotees

    Congratulations to Little Rock Air Force Base's newest Lieutenant Colonel selects!James R. Culpepper, 19th Comptroller Squadron Christopher M. Parker, 19th Operations Group Andre F. Moore, 19th Civil Engineering Squadron Jeremy A. Eldred, 34th Combat Training Squadron Roger C. Morin, 53rd Airlift Squadron Michael S. Morris, 53 ASSergio J. Vega Jr,
  • Joint, coalition forces discuss sharpening interoperability skills

    During the Joint Readiness Training Center Exercise 09-09, joint and coalition force partners meshed together to complete a simulated wartime mission. For many of the participants, it was a chance to learn some new things. "It's good to know how easy it is to work with your coalition teammates," said Canadian air force Lt. Luc Comeau, a C-130
  • War Memorial hosts help for Airmen

    The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System sponsors a welcome home event family fun extravaganza at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. Saturday honoring all veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The perks of the event include free food, live music and free admission to the Little Rock Zoo with a valid military ID,
  • Leading from the past

    As professional Airmen we all know it is our responsibility to accomplish our professional development through either developed curriculum or while involved in the numerous leadership programs the Air Force sends us through during the course of our careers. But what about our individual responsibility to learn from those who came before us? As a
  • Defense Department to start H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Sept. 1. The H1N1 vaccination program will begin in early October, said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wayne Hachey, director of preventive medicine for Defense
  • Commander's Action Line: Carrying weapons in vehicles on base

    I'm inquiring about carrying weapons in private vehicles on base. I, along with many other members of the "Rock," am licensed by Arkansas and 27 other reciprocal states, to lawfully carry concealed firearms. I carry my concealed firearm with me every time I leave my home, unless I'm on base. It's a comfort to know I'm armed and in a position to
  • Airman provides critical aid under fire

    Airmen have their training put to the test every day, whether it's by exercise training or real life occurrences. Even when faced with danger, no matter the situation, Airmen will apply their abilities to accomplish their mission. On Aug. 12, Airman 1st Class Destiney Dowdy, a medic with Provincial Reconstruction Team Nuristan, Afghanistan, went on