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  • Base firefighters help contain local fuel spill

     Three base firefighters came to the rescue of the North Little Rock Fire Department after a fuel tanker overturned on the eastbound lane of I-40 Aug. 26. Staff Sgt. Shane Tolison, Airman 1st Class Jacob Schmidt and Airman Luke Fogle, 314th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, responded to the scene and helped contain more than 3,500 gallons of
  • Base readies for BRAC build-up

    Members of Headquarters Air Force, Air Education and Training Command and Air Mobility Command are here this week planning the "Home of the Herk's" future regarding implementation of the Base Realignment and Closure process, otherwise known as BRAC. The team's goals while here are to establish a plan for the beddown of 24 additional AMC C-130s; to
  • Little Rock Freedom walk offers time for reflection

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee led Little Rock's Freedom Walk Monday, marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. The Freedom Walk was established Sept. 11, 2005, as an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost Sept. 11 and to honor U.S. military members past and present and pay tribute to emergency
  • Housing construction builds expectations

    Excitement and expectations are building on Missouri Circle as Phase IIA, junior NCO housing, of the American Eagle Communities housing construction project progresses. Plans are for families to move into the three prototype homes in October, according to American Eagle Communities officials. The project has seemingly taken off in the past month
  • Logistics warriors awarded Bronze Stars

    Two members of the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron received Bronze Star medals for their efforts during a recent deployment to Iraq. Senior Master Sgt. Stanley Joseph and Senior Airman John Leese stood at attention in front of friends, family and coworkers while their citations were read before receiving the medals from Brig. Gen. Kip Self.
  • Time line for BRAC changes not 100%

    The members of a Site Activation Task Force, known as a SATAF, concluded their week-long planning sessions with base officials at an out-brief session Friday that explained some Base Realignment and Closure recommendations. The men and women from Headquarters Air Force, Air Education and Training Command and Air Mobility Command were here planning
  • Camp Warlord gears up for new training

    In the world of deployments, you never know when a bit of training will be the difference between life or death. That's why the officials at Camp Warlord revved up the level of their pre-deployment training and by training the trainers first. "This year we have 60 CADRE (trainers), (who) will be able to work closer than ever with the 'deployed'
  • British officer participates in Guard program

    Despite the Revolutionary War, the British and American militaries have been staunch allies for years. From the world wars of the early-to-mid 1900s to the Cold War and the current war on terror, American military members and their British counterparts have honorably served side by side, standing up to tyranny around the world. Recently an Arkansas
  • Endangered bird spotted on base

    It's not that often people say they've seen an endangered bird on base. In fact, it's never been said - until now. James Popham, the Little Rock Air Force Base Natural Resources manager, was conducting an inspection recently of the Canadian geese that like to take up temporary residence on the base when he saw something else. "I saw this bird and
  • Youth fitness receives lift for Fit Factor

    Fitness center officials donated eight pieces of youth weight resistance equipment to the youth center recently to help promote healthy lifestyles and promote fitness among the members there. The equipment, valued between $1,200-1,500 a piece, will allow space for new equipment in the family room at the fitness center. "The older children that want
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