News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Personnel leader briefs 'Rock' warriors on changes, issues

    Before a standing room only crowd at the base theater, Mr. Roger Blanchard, Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel, briefed men and women of the Rock Feb. 6 about the top personnel issues affecting the Air Force. "These are dynamic and challenging times," said Mr. Blanchard. "You're living transformation everyday," he
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  • 'Shock and awe' - karate style

    '"Shock and awe."Those words were echoed by a member from the 314th Airlift Wing when he received his first place trophy among the top five winners in his belt category at The Battle of the Bayou Martial Arts Karate Championships in Shreveport, La., Feb 3. "I was definitely in shock and completely in awe," said a smiling Master Sgt. Jay "Byrd"
  • Recycling saves big green

    Recent budget reductions have put limits on several contracts important to the daily operations of Little Rock Air Force Base. One of these contracts is the trash removal contract. Under the new trash removal contract, number of dumpsters and frequency they are emptied have been reduced. "This year's cost for removing refuse for the base has
  • Children's Dental Health Month: The 3 Fs

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the dental profession is making an extra effort to educate and treat as many children as possible. We focus on children's dental health because many adults have mention their dental problems started when they were a kid. They often wish someone had helped them take care of their teeth a lot
  • Canadians learn C-130J training tactics

    More than a dozen Canadian Air Force officials, aircrew and maintainers made the journey to the Home of the Herk recently to learn about the training programs of Little Rock Air Force Base's newest airlifter, the C-130J. Officials from the Canadian Air Forces Project Management Office and other facets of C-130 programs teamed up with members of the
  • LRS fuels flight honored with AETC’s top award

    The 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently named Air Education and Training Command's 2006 Roy Bateman Award, recognizing them as the best fuels management operation in the command. The sweet taste of success isn't a first for the 314th LRS. They won the same award in 1999 and again in 2003 - although it was known as the Black Gold Award
  • Second Purple Heart and Bronze Star awarded to explosive ordnance disposal heroes

    Two recently deployed Airmen from the 314th Airlift Wing Civil Engineer Squadron received honors in a ceremony here Jan. 30. Staff Sgt. Matthew Patnaude received his second Purple Heart and Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lipinski was awarded the Bronze Star. Both Airmen are 314th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal specialists who deployed
  • Seminar hones supervisory skills

    Little Rock mid-tier NCOs are getting an important refresher course to bridge the gap between professional military education opportunities. The NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar is designed for staff sergeants three years out of ALS and technical sergeants who have not attended the NCO Academy. "We are a stepping stone between formal PME
  • "Operation Play" scoring life-saving goals

    The 314th Mission Support Squadron commander wants to make a difference while deployed in support of the Global War on Terror by helping African children get desperately needed vaccinations, but he needs soccer balls to score that goal. Lt. Col. Joe Atkins deployed to the Horn of Africa as a Director of Personnel and is spending his free time

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