News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Little Rock welcomes back Rodeo team

    Base and community leaders welcomed home Little Rock Air Force Base's Air Mobility Rodeo 2007 team Saturday with a rousing celebration in Hangar 276. The team brought home the Best C-130 Maintenance Team, Best Post-flight Maintenance Team and 10K Forklift Driving Course Victors honors at the competition held at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. The
  • Housing privatizaton construction project shuts down

    Construction of the privatized base housing projects at Little Rock Air Force Base has officially stopped leaving occupants waiting for new and renovated housing units. In the meantime, base Airmen are left in the middle while waiting for these problems to be resolved. "Affordable, quality and safe housing for our Airmen should be a priority for
  • RODEO 2007: Base Civic Leaders Saddle Up for Rodeo

    Civic leaders from around Little Rock are taking part in Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2007.Eight distinguished visitors and their guests are joining the 314th Airlift Wing and the 463rd Airlift Group from Little Air Force Base, Ark., at the biannual competition here at different points throughout the week. Competition teams and some guests arrived
  • ANG recognizes two Arkansas Air Guard recruiters

    Two of the 189th Airlift Wing's recruiters were recently recognized for their performance in recruiting new members into the Arkansas Air National Guard. Master Sgt. Eddie McElyea received the Air National Guard's Eastern Sector Medicine Man Award for his efforts in recruiting health professionals, and Tech. Sgt. Ken Munday was named Rookie
  • U.S. Northern Command commander discusses roles, need for tactical airlift

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The military commander responsible for all command and control of DoD homeland defense efforts and defense support to civil authorities understands the need for tactical airlift. General Gene Renuart, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, took time to learn a little bit
  • 463rd member wins AFA top award

    He went from being a Soldier to working on the U.S.S. Cole as a contractor, but now Staff Sgt. Robert Tate III has a new claim to fame as the Air Force Association's 2007 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief of the Year. Sergeant Tate, a member of the 463rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, will be recognized for being at the top of his
  • DUI is a crime, not a mistake

    Team Little Rock, over the past several weeks, we've had a rash of poor judgment. Drinking and driving incidents are on the rise. Because I'm concerned for the safety and well-being of our Airmen, families and neighbors, I've asked our Vice Wing Commander, Col. Dave Watson, to lead a task force that will develop a campaign plan to promote
  • Team ready to rock Rodeo 2007

    With exactly 30 days left, training at Little Rock Air Force Base is in full force for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo. Roughly 55 teams from around the world will take part in the 2007 Rodeo July 22 through July 28 at McChord AFB, Wash. "Everyone competing is highly skilled, highly trained and highly motivated," said Capt. Robert Shaw, 314th

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