News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • NCO Academy graduates

    Nine Little Rock Air Force Base NCO's have graduated from the NCO Academy in a ceremony held July 9 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Team Little Rock congratulates the following graduates:Tech. Sgt. Robby Hilpert, 19th Component Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgt. Chad Lile, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Mays, 19th Logistics
  • Steering off to the RODEO

    Approximately 400 military members and community leaders gathered to send off Team Little Rock's 2009 Air Mobility Command RODEO teams July 17 at Hangar 276 with a breakfast. RODEO 2009 is Air Mobility Command's premier international mobility competition that focuses on readiness, and features airdrops, aerial refueling and other events, which
  • C-130J delivered to the Rock

    The 19th Airlift Wing welcomed its 16th C-130J aircraft at an inaugural ceremony at base operations July 7. "This is an exciting day as we bring our twelfth 'Super Hercules' home to the C-130 'center of the universe' right here at Little Rock Air Force Base," said Col. Greg Otey, 19 AW commander. The cargo aircraft is the 12th J model purchased
  • Military kids can "enlist" in free summer camps

    Having one or both parents, in the military can be tough on kids. Having a parent deployed overseas can be even tougher. To help kids cope with the stresses they experience from having military parents, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture's 4-H youth development program is partnering with various groups to offer summer camps for
  • Command Post earns large unit award

    One of Team Little Rock's units was recently recognized as the Air Force's best. The 19th Airlift Wing's Command Post cinched the service's Best Large Unit award. The command post award recognizes its place as the hub of activity for the Air Force's C-130 center of excellence. "A significant portion of the award package is drawn from the sheer
  • Near transparent merger will combine prominent squadrons

    In line with the Air Force-wide merger of services and mission support squadrons, Little Rock will officially follow suit and activate the 19th Force Support Squadron July 14. The 19th Mission Support Squadron will deactivate and the 19th Services Squadron will be re-designated as the 19th Force Support Squadron, which will remain a part of the
  • A closer look at crime trends

    An increase from January to June in crime at Little Rock Air Force Base had been plaguing servicemembers living in base housing. The majority of these crimes were reported in March and April."Recently there was a spike in personal property thefts at Little Rock AFB's housing area, which affected more than 20 families losing high value items out of
  • Fitness center keeps Combat Airlifters "Fit to Fight"

    The base fitness center is making it easier than ever for Combat Airlifters and their families to stay "Fit to Fight." With a wide variety of exercise equipment, fitness classes and even a smoothie bar, the fitness center and Health and Wellness Center provides exercise opportunities for nearly everyone. All activities are open to military ID card