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  • Spirit of D-Day lives on as Team Little Rock maintainers keep aircraft flying

    June 6th is a date that has become synonymous with valor, sacrifice and dedication. As Operation Overlord commenced, thousands of men boarded aircraft bound for the Normandy coastline of France. As dawn approached, the feet of the men touched down as the first wave of the invasion hit. The leaders of the Allied Nations held their breath in hopes that this operation would be the beginning of the end of Nazi-controlled Europe.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joshua Samons

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Joshua SamonsUnit: 189th Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Ground transportation specialistHometown: Cabot, ArkansasTime in service: 6 yearsTime at Little Rock: 5 yearsGoals: Continue to gain rank and start a business and work for himselfHobbies: Working out, enjoying time with friends and fixing up the houseAir
  • Team Little Rock commemorates D-Day

    C-130s from the 19th and 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and 317th AW, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly in a diamond formation over Pointe du Hoc, France, June 5, 2019. The formation flight was in dedication of the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Team Little Rock demonstrated its ability to perform rapid, global mobility and agile combat airlift while commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
  • C-130s over Normandy

    C-130s from the 317th Airlift Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and the 314th AW, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, fly in formation over the beaches of Normandy, France, while participating in fly-over events June 4, 2019. More than 26 aircraft and 2,000 military personnel from various units and countries will participate in approximately 55 commemorative D-Day events from May 31 to June 9, 2019.
  • Airman credits PPE for saving life in motorcycle crash

    A lot of people have said the phrase, ‘I feel like I got hit by a truck’ in a figurative sense, but when U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Diaz, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expeditor, says it, he says it from experience.
  • LRAFB Firefighters: Always ready

    The men and women of the 19th CES Fire Department rush out of their living quarters, donning 50 to 70 pounds of equipment as they hop in their firetrucks and leave the station to respond to possible life-threatening situations.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Capt. Tzivia Freeman-Dasent

    Name and Rank: Capt. Tzivia Freeman-DasentUnit: 19th Airlift Wing Office of the Staff Judge AdvocateDuty title: Officer in charge of legal assistanceHometown: Hartford, ConnecticutTime in service: 1 yearTime at Little Rock: 11 monthsGoals: Capt. Freeman-Dasent wants to leave a mark wherever she goes by shining positivity throughout everything she
  • Team Little Rock conducts Wingman Day

    Wingman Day is held to reinforce the Air Force Wingman concept and build resilient Airmen.
  • Standardizing wingmanship: 19th MXS PMEL

    Every day, Airmen use different tools for their job. A torque wrench is used on the flight line to fix an aircraft. A tape measure is used to measure the waist of an Airman taking a physical training test. Airmen train with gas masks which prevent the inhalation of harmful nerve, chemical and biological agents.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Savanna Smith

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Savanna SmithUnit: 19th Medical Support SquadronDuty title: Acquisitions section leadHometown: Pinehurst, North CarolinaTime in service: 2 years, 11 monthsTime at Little Rock: 2 years, 8 monthsGoals: Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospital AdministrationHobbies: Spending time with her family and do-it-yourself home
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