News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Air Guard C-130 provides new training for local fire departments

    A C-130 and crew from the 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard provided a new wrinkle in hazardous materials response training for members of the Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas and Paragould fire departments Sept. 1 at the Walnut Ridge Airport. According to Lt. Col. Dean Martin, C-130 pilot for the mission, the scenario for the training
  • Guard Medics deploy to Guatemala

    Medical groups from the Arkansas Air National Guard's189th Airlift Wing and the 188th Fighter Wing completed a Joint Forces Medical Readiness Exercise deployment Aug. 15.During the two-week deployment, 4,900 patients were seen and 7,293 prescriptions were filled. Approximately $50,000 of medicine dispersed for the deployment. Dental care was a
  • Air Force unveils new fitness program

    Air Force officials expect a new Air Force fitness instruction that will bring about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years and shifts a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a year to all Airmen. Officials anticipate the changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2010. In June,
  • AMXS maintainers dismantled Medics

    The 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dismantled the 19th Medical Group 22 - 11 and claimed what could be its first base intramural softball championship game Aug. 20. The maintainers sputtered at the start of the championship game, scoring only two runs in the first inning against the medics' four runs. The second inning belonged to the
  • JRTC offers unique training for AE Airmen

    They can be alerted at any hour to arrive on base for hours of mission planning and preflight briefings. They must maintain flying currency requirements and pass routine check-rides. They're away from their families several weeks each year flying missions all over the world. They aren't pilots, navigators, or loadmasters. They are Air Force
  • Coalition Airmen offered unique irregular warfare training at Green Flag Little Rock

    If you stumbled upon a man wearing a Muslim headdress, an Iraqi security police colonel and military officers from three coalition countries, you might think you're somewhere in the Middle East. However, this scene was part of Irregular Warfare training at Little Rock Air Force Base this week as part of the Green Flag Little Rock exercise. Green
  • Team Little Rock Staff Sergeant promotees

    Little Rock Air Force Base, home of Combat Airlift, is proud to announce the Team Little ROck's newest NCO. Congratulations to these 296 combat airlifters upon their promotion to Staff Sergeant.19th Airlift Wing Nathaniel Allen Lakeisha West 19th Comptroller Squadron Teresa Davis Jacob Taylor 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Morgan Colleran Tiffany
  • Airdrop fuels austere Afghan locations

    The United States Air Force airdropped a record-breaking 3.3 million pounds of supplies into Afghanistan during the month of July. This is the most to be dropped into Afghanistan since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and tops June's record 3.2 million pounds. The 77nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, based here, contributed more than