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  • Base honors veterans, history

    In 1926 Congress approved the commemoration of the end of World War I with a holiday known as Armistice Day. Almost thirty years later Congress approved a change that would bring recognition to all veterans and was hereby known as Veterans Day. It was in honor of this day that the men and women of Little Rock Air Force Base gathered in formation at
  • First ICDS, JPADS instructor training begins

    Units from across the C-130 and C-17 communities are gathered here this week to "train the trainers" on the Improved Container Delivery System and the Joint Precision Airdrop System. Ten active duty, Air National Guard, and reserve units spent the week in two phases of ground training and then put their skills to work with operational training,
  • SSgt brings home the gold

    A 314th Services Squadron staff sergeant earned a gold medal when he and 11 other Airmen teamed up against other military branches in the 2006 Armed Services Basketball Tournament recently.Staff Sgt. Marcus Oats, the fitness center personal training and education coordinator, spent a month working with 11 other teammates to prepare for the
  • Base community council meeting highlights online help website for Airmen

    The Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, a private organization of community leaders who strongly support Little Rock Air Force Base, held its fourth quarter membership luncheon Nov. 14. More than 160 people attended the luncheon held at the Little Rock Air Force Base Conference Center. The guest speaker, Keith Bruch, Air Force Quality of
  • Airmen earn accolades from Governor for saving lives

    Airmen are heroes while deployed; they're also heroes at home day in and day out in Central Arkansas according to Ark. Governor Mike Huckabee. Col. Jim Carroll, Lt. Col. John Powers and Jim Harrington, 314th Medical Group, were honored Nov. 17 by the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas with the 'Military Award;' an award annually sponsored by a
  • Housing residents happy with new homes

    Three weeks after families moved into their new homes in base housing, Airmen and their families are "more than satisfied" with their dwellings. "The homes are so much bigger than they were before," said Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Beaver, who moved in with her husband, Staff Sgt. Lance Beaver, their two children, Michael, 11, and Kyla, 2, and their
  • Civilian publisher takes over The Drop Zone production

    Customers submitting information to The Drop Zone may notice a few changes, as responsibility of The Drop Zone base newspaper has changed hands to Leader Publishing. The 314th Airlift Wing Strategic Information Flight (formerly Public Affairs and Multimedia) has undergone changes to improve the quality of production and streamline the base
  • Airlift, Airmen make strides using 'smart' cargo pallets

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen from various Air Force commands around the world are making history here, Nov. 14-16, as they learn the ins and outs of the Air Force's newest smart weapon--the GPS guided cargo pallet. The exercises here are part of a "train the trainer" class being taught to more than 300 C-130 Hercules and C-17
  • General addresses civilians on community base relations, Airmen education

    Brig. Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander, reaffirmed the necessity of a positive community partnership while addressing 50 members of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Nov. 2 while addressing base operations and education. "We need to keep proactive community support like that which you show," he said. "You know the value of freedom and the

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