News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • General reflects on time here, leaves parting message to all Airmen

    As the 314th Airlift Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Kip Self, prepares to hand over command of the C-130 Center of Excellence Wednesday, he discussed the past 21 months in command. A ceremony will be held in front of Base Operations with General Self relinquishing command to Col. Rowayne Schatz, Jr., who is currently serving as the Deputy Director of
  • 314 AW/CC: base, community are one

    "Mission - People - Community" are three things 314th Airlift Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Kip Self has preached since taking command of the 314th Airlift Wing and Little Rock Air Force Base in September 2005. Little Rock AFB is a valuable component the community, just has it has always been, but the base's "Mission - People - Community" synergy has
  • Razorback Inn Scores Win For Little Rock

    Lodging facilities across Air Education and Training Command competed to be named best of the best and Little Rock Air Force Base came out on top. The Razorback Inn earned the AETC Inns of Excellence Award for 2007. "Evaluators spent three days here and were impressed by the quality of the facilities and the daily customer service provided by our
  • Base members earn EAANG awards

    The Enlisted Association of the Arkansas National Guard presented its annual awards April 28 in Rogers, Ark., and two base members were honored. Retired Army Guard Warrant Officer John Heffernan of the base's retiree activities office received the President's Patriot Award. Master Sgt. Bob Oldham, a first sergeant in the Arkansas Air Guard's 189th
  • Base Rocks JFEX

    More than 80 Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base participated in the April Joint Forcible Entry Exercise at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. The Airmen and three Little Rock aircraft participated in the exercise, with the 463rd Airlift Group leading the way in planning the exercise, typically held quarterly in conjunction with the 82nd Airborne
  • Little Rock Airman Remembered

    Airman 1st Class Davio Barrosa, a 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron engine mechanic, passed away Saturday. Born Aug. 29, 1970, Airman Barrosa enlisted in the Air Force 18 years ago. He has been part of Team Little Rock since 1999. "The first time I heard about Davio was over a year ago when I was deployed to Iraq," said Maj. Eugene Carter, 314 th
  • Two Rock Airmen Turn IDEAs into Cash

    Two Little Rock Airmen were recently awarded money for their Innovative Development though Employee Awareness program submissions. Senior Airman Jonathan Lescarbeau, a 314th Communications Squadron Mission Systems Support Technician, received an award of $1,485 for designing a new cable for the base's Digital Voice Recorder System. "The DVRS
  • Shoplifting Decreases While Costs to the Military Community Go Up

    The state of shoplifting on military installations is becoming a good news/bad news proposition as sophisticated anti-shoplifting measures work to decrease incidents, while increasingly aggressive thieves increase costs for all exchange shoppers. The good news is that upgraded camera systems capable of recording to DVR as well as a 2002 amendment
  • 19th AF Command Chief Talks Shop

    Editor's note: 19th Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tappana spoke about the accomplishments of Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen and the challenges facing 19th AF Airmen in an interview April 18 with Tech. Sgt. Arlo Taylor, 314th Airlift Wing Public Affairs. An edited transcript follows: Q. What are your thoughts on Little Rock Air Force
  • AAFES Dividends Benefit Little Rock Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    Shoppers who exercised their exchange benefit at the BX, online at or over the phone through the Exchange Catalog last year helped make the military community a better place as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) delivered more than $228 million in support of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs in 2006. These

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