News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Air traffic controllers say goodbye to old technology

    In line with Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, air traffic controllers will say goodbye to a 50-year-old technology Dec. 15, freeing up manpower and saving the Air Force thousands each year. The Precision Approach Radar, or PAR, was developed around World War II to help guide planes to their landing strip on runways during
  • Leaders discuss AF deployments, personnel cuts, border patrol

    More than 200 retired Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gathered Dec. 8 at the consolidated club here to get a first hand update on today's military. The retirees received updates on the Arkansas Army National Guard from Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, Ark. adjutant general, the Air National Guard by Col. Dwight Balch, 189th Airlift Wing commander, and
  • Base's oldest aircraft are GONE!

    Editors note: This is part one of a three part series. A war hero, credited with saving the lives of Little Rock Airmen overseas in Somalia over a decade ago, was retired after 34 years of service here recently. Aircraft 37-888, a C-130E, made its final journey off the Little Rock AFB flightline on its way to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. to be placed
  • Tooting his own horn: NCO sets sights for the 'Tops'

    A Little Rock NCO will be tooting his own horn in 2007 with the Tops In Blue, the Air Force's Premier Entertainment ensemble. Master Sgt. Clayton "Buddy" Johnson, a 314th Communications Squadron base equipment control officer, was chosen as a trombonist with the ensemble. Since being selected for the team, Sergeant Johnson has been honing his chops
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  • 463rd Airlift Group shows AMC excellence

    Despite deployed members, a busy schedule and other commitments the members of the 463rd Airlift Group were able to show Air Mobility Command Inspector General representatives that their unit is excellent when it comes to doing its job. AMC IG representatives came to Little Rock Air Force Base Nov. 15-20 to inspect the unit during not one, but two
  • Maintainers give 'Herks' extreme makeovers

    Little Rock Air Force Base maintainers are giving the Air Force's workhorse tactical airlifters extreme makeovers The 314th Maintenance Squadron refurbishment flight is taking battle weary, 40-year-old C-130 and in 27 work days, returning them to "showroom new" condition with a 100 percent quality assurance pass rate. The 16 person flight consists
  • Little Rock sees drop in sexual assaults

    Little Rock Air Force Base has seen a dip in sexual assaults and the 2005 to 2006 fiscal years mark the lowest two-year period for sexual assault in the last 10 years. There have traditionally been spikes in sexual assault here in the months of May, August, and November -- the highest risk month of the year. Although November is coming to a close,

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