News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.
  • WW2 veteran remembers a history of virtue with 314th AW flyover

    As former World War II veteran George Knowles watched two C-130J Hercules fly across the blue sky over Keesler Air Force Base, the memories of his service flooded back.
  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    As Airmen approach and plan for summer activities, leadership at all levels should take the time to discuss risk management and highlight hazards Airmen may encounter during the upcoming months.
  • LRAFB Airman sparks 3D printed innovation for C-130 fleet

    The Air Force empowers its Airmen to be innovative in order to outpace and outmaneuver adversaries by solving problems they encounter every day — it’s what allows the Air Force to move faster, smarter and maintain its competitive edge.
  • 40 years of service to country: Chief Master Sgt. Donald Tarrance

    Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Donald Tarrance, 327th Airlift Squadron superintendent, retired June 5, after his final flying mission. Tarrance’s career comes to a close with over 9,450 flying hours in the C-9A, C-130E/H/J model aircraft. A unique chapter in his career considering he started his career in 1980 as part of the 20th Special Force Group, Airborne, as an operations analyst in the Army National Guard, Alabama.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Maj. Shannon Early-Rice

    This week's Combat Airlifter of the Week is Maj. Shannon Early-Rice from the 19th Medical Group.
  • AFCEC spearheads Little Rock AFB runway replacement

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading a $180 million project to replace the 64-year-old runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate is teaming with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 9, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron and 19th Civil Engineering Squadron to replace the 12,000-foot-long primary runway, eliminate airfield obstructions and modify the lighting and navigation aid systems.
  • LRAFB's reserve group earns 2019 General Doolittle Award

    The Air Force Reserve 913th Airlift Group recently was named the recipient of the 2019 General James H. Doolittle Trophy by Air Mobility Command. The award was established by the Air Force Historical Foundation as a way to recognize a unit that has displayed bravery, determination while accomplishing its mission under difficult conditions. While deployed in 2019, the total force crew led a formation airdrop mission of critical supplies in a highly contested environment, overcoming harsh weather and limited communication equipment. The formation was a mix of two C-130J Super Hercules and four C-17 Globemaster IIIs supporting eight different forward operating bases throughout the combat theatre.
  • 19 AW facilitates unconscious bias training

    In the midst of heightened tensions around the prevalence of racial bias in the United States, the 19th Airlift Wing swiftly facilitated an open dialog with command teams led by Risha Grant, an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert, June 3.
  • 62nd AS protects training pipeline with airlift assistance

    The Air Education and Training Command’s mission is to recruit, train and educate exceptional Airmen. Ensuring Airmen in training make it to their next destination safely and on time is essential to maintaining the Air Force’s readiness. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, transporting students from one location to the next has brought about challenges. The 62nd Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, accepted the task of providing essential transportation to hundreds of students across the country in support of AETC’s training pipeline.