News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • 314th AMXS reconstitutes active duty squadron

    The 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marked the first step in reconstituting an active-duty maintainer force during an assumption of command ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, July 30, 2019. U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Lasher assumed command of the squadron during the ceremony.
  • 314th AW: How LRAFB became 'Home of Herk Nation'

    The C-130 has heritage dating back to World War II when the C-47 Skytrain was used to airlift supplies to troops during the war. Lessons learned from the C-47 informed the design of what would become the C-130. Almost 80 years later and after constant improvements to the airframe, the Herk is still being utilized for numerous missions across the Air Force and around the world.
  • Support group provides hope for survivors

    Team Little Rock members have a variety of options to foster their emotional and mental health. For those looking to connect with others, while learning healthy coping methods, they now have a new way they can seek out care and support.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Sean Quintero

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Sean QuinteroUnit: 154th Training SquadronDuty title: C-130H loadmaster instructorHometown: Stanford, MontanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 yearsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air ForceHobbies: Flying, Hunting, Snowboarding and HikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was
  • Ready Warriors: Defenders train first-term Airmen as augmentees

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron has trained approximately 180 Airmen as security forces augmentees at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas since the course began in December 2018.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Master Sgt. James Perdicaris

    Name and Rank: Master Sgt. James PerdicarisUnit: 19 Airlift Wing Inspector GeneralDuty title: Wing inspection team managerHometown: Jacksonville, ArkansasTime in service: 17 yearsTime at Little Rock: 9 yearsGoals: Achieve Project Management Professional CertificationHobbies: Spending time with his family, hunting and fishingAir Force Core Value
  • 41st AS: Most outstanding Airlift Squadron in AMC

    The 41st Airlift Squadron was awarded the 2018 General Joseph Smith Trophy for being the most outstanding airlift squadron in Air Mobility Command last year.
  • Marijuana’s prohibited uses: who, what, when, and why?

    The Department of Defense has made it abundantly clear that military members are prohibited from using marijuana and marijuana-related substances. While some states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana for medical or recreational uses, marijuana remains an illegal Schedule I Controlled Substance under federal law. Service members and DoD employees must comply with federal law, and therefore must abstain from using marijuana.
  • 34th CTS Airman trains next generation

    The C-130J Super Hercules was built to perform tactical combat airlift while flying and landing in austere environments. Moving and dropping pallets doesn’t seem to be too daunting until loadmasters have to squeeze uniquely shaped cargo into the back of a C-130, at which point it can seem almost impossible without the correct training and techniques.
  • Combat Airlift of the Week: 1st Lt. Eric Coffie

    Name and Rank: 1st Lt. Eric Coffie  Unit: 19th Medical GroupDuty title: Executive officerHometown: Tema, GhanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 years, 6 monthsGoals: Earn a doctorate degreeHobbies: Working out, playing soccer, and outdoor activitiesAir Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before SelfWhy was the individual selected and

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