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  • Housing residents happy with new homes

    Three weeks after families moved into their new homes in base housing, Airmen and their families are "more than satisfied" with their dwellings. "The homes are so much bigger than they were before," said Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Beaver, who moved in with her husband, Staff Sgt. Lance Beaver, their two children, Michael, 11, and Kyla, 2, and their
  • Civilian publisher takes over The Drop Zone production

    Customers submitting information to The Drop Zone may notice a few changes, as responsibility of The Drop Zone base newspaper has changed hands to Leader Publishing. The 314th Airlift Wing Strategic Information Flight (formerly Public Affairs and Multimedia) has undergone changes to improve the quality of production and streamline the base
  • Airlift, Airmen make strides using 'smart' cargo pallets

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen from various Air Force commands around the world are making history here, Nov. 14-16, as they learn the ins and outs of the Air Force's newest smart weapon--the GPS guided cargo pallet. The exercises here are part of a "train the trainer" class being taught to more than 300 C-130 Hercules and C-17
  • General addresses civilians on community base relations, Airmen education

    Brig. Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander, reaffirmed the necessity of a positive community partnership while addressing 50 members of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Nov. 2 while addressing base operations and education. "We need to keep proactive community support like that which you show," he said. "You know the value of freedom and the
  • C-130s show Herculean muscle

    Little Rock C-130s wowed 266,000 spectators Saturday and Sunday showing what they do best with capabilities exercises at the Airpower Arkansas Air Show. Arkansas' airlift crews from the 314th Airlift Wing, 463rd Airlift Group and the Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing showed the Hercules' unmatched versatility and capability dropping cargo and
  • Base sets new Air Show record

    More than a quarter million people came out to Little Rock Air Force Base's Airpower Arkansas Air Show Saturday and Sunday to watch civilian and military performance teams strut their stuff for the crowd. Topping all other years was a major goal of Air Show coordinators and performers as Little Rock AFB will not host an air show for a few years due
  • Quarterly award winners announced

    Congratulations to the following Little Rock Air Force Base Quarterly Award winners: - The Airman of the Quarter is Airman 1st Class David Hazzard, 314th Maintenance Squadron. - The NCO of the Quarter is Tech. Sgt. Aaron McCoy, 314th Operations Group. - The Senior NCO of the Quarter is Senior Master Sgt. Andre Parker, 314th Medical Operations
  • Little Rock AFB Airman selected as Miss Arkansas

    An Airman assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base was selected as Miss Arkansas USA Saturday (Oct. 28) evening in the Donald W. Reynolds Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Kelly George is a resident of Sherwood, Ark.; she's a second lieutenant and Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for the 314th Airlift Wing and the largest
  • Blue Angel pilot to test MAAS installation

    The first Blue Angel arrived Wednesday to test the installation of a mobile aircraft arresting system installed by 314th Civil Engineer Squadron and 819th RED HORSE Airmen from Malstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last week. The 2 1/2-day installation of the MAAS was certified by Navy Lt. Kevin Davis, Blue Angel #7, as he landed his aircraft and hooked
  • Base to hold first mass formation honoring Veteran's Day

    In line with Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, base officials have decided to exchange the monthly group-hosted retreat ceremonies with a biannual retreat for Veteran's Day and Memorial Day - the first of which is 3:45-4:15 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Park. Base leadership decided to conduct formal retreat ceremonies in