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  • MPF closed March 6-8

    The Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Element will not issue ID Cards or make updates to DEERS from March 6-8. There are over 6,000 base personnel and over 35,000 retirees in the local area that use the Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Element. Closure of customer service is needed to install and update new computer hardware and
  • Home Sweet Home: Ownership has tax advantage

    When you sell a house, you are normally required to include the profit you made from the sale as income on your tax return. For regular tax payers, this income may be excluded when certain ownership tests are met. Taxpayers may qualify to exclude from income in 2006 all or part of any gain from the sale of their main home -- the home in which they
  • Claims process goes on-line

    Little Rock Airmen will see a change in their claims process the next time they undergo a Permanent Change of Station move. The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of personnel claims to Dayton, Ohio. "These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as
  • AMC command chief visits 'Home of the Herk'

    Air Mobility Command's top enlisted leader visited the "Home of the Herk" Feb. 14 and 15. Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron, Jr., toured the C-130 Center of Excellence, met with base senior leadership, conducted an enlisted call with 463rd Airlift Group members, viewed the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment center and spoke at the
  • New adjutant general to assume command March 3

    Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford assumes command of the 10,200-member strong Arkansas National Guard at a 1 p.m. ceremony March 3. The assumption of command ceremony will be held at the Davis Auditorium on the second floor of the Professional Education Center at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock. A reception will follow for the new adjutant
  • Commentary: Keeping a positive attitude in changing times

    I recently had a young Airman ask me how he could continue to maintain a positive outlook regarding his career with all of the personnel and budget cuts that are taking place in the Air Force. It's a fair question. Change usually brings about a degree of uncertainty in our lives, and if we're not careful, it is easy to allow uncertainty to have a
  • Guard civil engineers to deploy to Arizona desert for fence building duty

    About 40 members of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing will deploy for training to Yuma, Ariz., March 31 - April 14 to support Operation Jump Start, the nation's U.S. Border Patrol support mission for the National Guard. A majority of the Arkansas Airmen are assigned to the 189th Civil Engineering Squadron, the rest are Airmen
  • Guard security forces headed to Korea for exercise

    A 13-member team of the 189th Security Forces Squadron departs for an exercise in South Korea March 9 - April 1. The exercise, is an annual Republic of Korea command post exercise and field-training exercise, demonstrating U.S. resolve to support South Korea against external aggression. The 189th Security Forces Squadron team will participate in
  • 223 CBCS earns AF recognition

    The Arkansas Air National Guard's 223rd Combat Communications Squadron was part of a communications group awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award during the squadron's February unit training assembly. Based in Hot Springs, the unit is one of four squadrons aligned under the 254th Combat Communications Group, which is based in Garland, Texas,
  • Unmatched muscle meets pinpoint precision

    Air National Guard and Active-duty C-130 airlifters were put through the paces of learning the Joint Precision Airdrop System during follow-on training Feb. 12-16 at the 34th Combat Training Squadron here. JPADS is the Air Force's newest smart weapon -- GPS guided cargo bundles. It uses a steer-able parachute to deliver the cargo to a precise