News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • 463rd member wins AFA top award

    He went from being a Soldier to working on the U.S.S. Cole as a contractor, but now Staff Sgt. Robert Tate III has a new claim to fame as the Air Force Association's 2007 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief of the Year. Sergeant Tate, a member of the 463rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, will be recognized for being at the top of his
  • DUI is a crime, not a mistake

    Team Little Rock, over the past several weeks, we've had a rash of poor judgment. Drinking and driving incidents are on the rise. Because I'm concerned for the safety and well-being of our Airmen, families and neighbors, I've asked our Vice Wing Commander, Col. Dave Watson, to lead a task force that will develop a campaign plan to promote
  • Team ready to rock Rodeo 2007

    With exactly 30 days left, training at Little Rock Air Force Base is in full force for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo. Roughly 55 teams from around the world will take part in the 2007 Rodeo July 22 through July 28 at McChord AFB, Wash. "Everyone competing is highly skilled, highly trained and highly motivated," said Capt. Robert Shaw, 314th
  • Team Little Rock: In the business of winning

    (Editor's Note: This is part three of a three-part series about the 314th Airlift Wing Goals, Vision and Mission. )The 314th Airlift Wing mission is to "Train and deploy the world's premiere C-130 and C-21 combat airlifters." Training aircrews is what we do. Supporting the mission to provide ready, highly trained C-130 Airmen is vital to America's
  • Visitor Center project under way

    The Little Rock Air Force Base visitor's center at the Vandenberg Gate has been temporarily relocated to a trailer in the center's parking lot due to a remodeling project. The project is slated to last seven to 10 days. Visitors are asked to have patience during this time frame as they may experience additional delays.
  • Guard battles aggressors, heat in Hog Heaven

    Fighting off enemy attacks and the humid Arkansas heat, about 230 Airmen from the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing proved they were combat ready last weekend. Airmen from across the wing packed up their gear, shuffled through a mobility processing line, hopped on C-130s and landed at the Christmas tree area of the base for a
  • Prepare now for end-of-year closeout

    Fiscal year end is approaching, so it's time to take action to ensure the items and services that are needed are received. Acquisition planning is the key to meeting those needs. While use of the Government Purchase Card remains the preferred method for obtaining small-dollar items and services. Larger acquisitions require much more planning. The
  • New commander discusses role at LRAFB

    Editor's note: 314th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Wayne Schatz, talked about his vision, goals and plans for the wing in an interview May 21 with Tech. Sgt. Arlo Taylor, 314th Airlift Wing Public Affairs. An edited transcript follows: 1. Knowing your C-130 history, this assignment is a homecoming of sorts for you. What are you most excited about as

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