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  • C-123K Provider Gets a Makeover

    The camouflage C-123K Provider in Heritage Park is getting a makeover, and according to Chief Master Sgt. Robert Fedor, 314th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief, taking care of our C-130s and static display airframes is only a small part of what the fabrication flight at the Rock is about. "We maintain the structural integrity of the
  • TRICARE Returns to Building 1090

    The TRICARE office, after a brief stay in building 1240, has returned to the 314th Medical Group after significant renovations to their work area."In October 2007, we moved the TRICARE service center from the 314th Medical Group building to the altitude chamber so that we could accomplish a renovation of the TRICARE service center," says Mr. James
  • A star rises for the Arkansas Air National Guard

    The Arkansas Air National Guard claimed the newest star in the state when Travis D. Balch was pinned Brigadier General at a June 8 ceremony here. General Balch serves as the chief of staff, Headquarters Arkansas Air National Guard, a position he has held since May 1. As the chief of staff he assists the adjutant general and the Air National Guard
  • Guard unit a potential site for Air Force Cyber Command mission

    Fighting a cyber war from Little Rock Air Force Base with an enemy in some other country could become a reality if Air Force officials choose the Arkansas Air National Guard as a site for a Cyber Command mission. The Guard's 189th Airlift Wing is one location in 18 states that the Air Force is reviewing for a possible Cyber Command mission. The Air
  • Governor, Attorney General receive ESGR awards

    Arkansas' Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented patriotic awards to Gov. Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and four others at a ceremony in the governor's conference room in the state capital June 3. Also receiving awards were Timothy Gauger of the governor's office, and Dennis Hansen, Justin Allen and Lori Freno, all from
  • Chief earns Guard's 'Red' Erwin award

    An Arkansas Air National Guard loadmaster was named the Air National Guard's Henry E. "Red" Erwin Outstanding Career Aviator of the Year award, Senior NCO category, for calendar year 2007. Chief Master Sgt. Richard W. Merriman, formerly with the 154th Training Squadron and now assigned to the 189th Operations Group, received the award based on his
  • WW II-era airport could roar back to life for C-130 NVG training

    A North-Central Arkansas airport may soon be alive again with the hum of military aircraft engines, similar to the way it was in the 1940s when Army Air Force pilots trained there. Members of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 154th Training Squadron hope to begin using the Walnut Ridge Airport later this year as a night-vision goggle training base.
  • Arkansas Air Guard unit earns 'Satisfactory' rating

    The Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing earned a passing score from Air Education and Training Command inspectors April 6-13. The wing was graded Satisfactory, indicating the unit meets mission requirements and that "procedures and activities are carried out in an effective and competent manner." "I'm proud of our Guardsmen," said Col.
  • Woman should be proud of service

    Wilma Vaught is like many other Air Force women - the brigadier general has earned medals, promotions, advanced degrees and other honors, but she has never been one for singling herself and other women out from any other Airmen in the service. But that all changed after meeting a World War I female veteran more than 10 years ago. At the time, Gen.
  • 189th AMPd to see latest modified C-130

    Arkansas Air National Guard Airmen and the media received a sneak peak at the Arkansas Air National Guard's newest plane - the C-130 AMP - when it arrived here March 21, for a show-and-tell session. AMP stands for avionics modernization program. The C-130 AMP on display was a 1980s era C-130H2.5 that has received upgraded avionics in the cockpit by

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