News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • A changing of the guard

    The Arkansas Air National Guard faces many challenges, its new commander said at a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 6 at the base's conference center here. Brig. Gen. Riley Porter, a West Helena businessman with more than 32 years of service in the Air National Guard and 5,700 flying hours in various military aircraft, said budgets are shrinking,
  • Little Rock Life Support best

    The 19 Airmen in the 463rd Airlift Group's Life Support shop are the best in their business according to Air Force officials who recognized them with the Aircrew Life Support Small Unit of the Year Award earlier this summer. The list of accomplishments helping garner this award are many including the fact they stood up the first squadron armory for
  • Brothers in Arms

    June started a new chapter in the Anderson Air Force family history when Lt.. Col. Tom Anderson took command of the 714th Training Squadron. Tom is the third active-duty Anderson to become a lieutenant colonel and squadron commander, but what makes this noteworthy is that the brothers are all commanders at the same time. "It's unique," said Tom.
  • Arkansas Veterans Services organizations step up

    More than 8,000 Arkansas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have fought the nation's battles with the enemy around the globe and natural disasters at home, but lately some of those same Soldiers and Airmen have had to battle government bureaucracy to receive the veterans benefits they've fought for and deserve. To help cut through the red tape, the
  • NCO honored for contributions

    A Little Rock Air Force Base Intelligence NCO has been honored with a Citation of Honor by the Air Force Association for his contributions to "the development of aerospace power for the betterment of mankind." Tech. Sgt. Jason Graves, 314th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Flight NCOIC, was the first enlisted Air Force member to serve with
  • General discusses GWOT, tactical airlift and freedom

    Responsible for 139,000 air mobility forces worldwide, the Air Force's head airlifter discussed the Global War on Terror and the impact tactical airlift and Airmen have around the world. General Duncan McNabb, Air Mobility Command commander, spoke to base Airmen here Friday, often referring to them as his "Band of Brothers" and thanked them and
  • 463rd AG commander receives Bronze Star

     It was the efforts of many, not of just one, that Col. John Gomez attributes to receiving one of the U.S. Armed Forces highest medals Aug. 18. The 463rd Airlift Group commander was awarded the Bronze Star during Gen. Duncan McNabb's, Air Mobility Command commander, Airmen's call. "I am honored by the recognition and humbled by the service of all
  • Romanians train with base personnel

    The 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 4, is providing first of its kind training for Romanian air force maintainers with a custom-made program at the C-130 Center of Excellence. This international training has been over a year in the making. In September 2005, members of the 373rd TRS, along with representatives from Air Force Security Assistance
  • People fuel Air Force mission

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert Gaylor, visited Little Rock Air Force Base Aug. 25-26 to welcome the base's newest master sergeants into the senior NCO ranks. As part of his visit, the chief met the men and women who make the unique mission of tactical airlift happen. "I have always admired the C-130 - it's truly earned the label
  • New top enlisted Airman announced

    The 314th Airlift Wing will have a new command chief master sergeant this month, Air Force officials recently announced. Chief Master Sgt. Brooke P. McLean joins the Little Rock team as the wing's top enlisted Airman Sept. 18. He is currently serving as the command chief master sergeant of a forward deployed base in support of the global war on

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