News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


  • 61st AS recognized as AMC’s best for 2019

    The Green Hornets from the 61st Airlift Squadron were recently awarded the General Joseph Smith Trophy for being recognized as the most outstanding airlift squadron in Air Mobility Command in 2019.
  • Air Force awards Little Rock AFB runway repair contract

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), in collaboration with Little Rock AFB, Air Force Installation Contracting Center and Air Force Installation Mission Support Center Detachment 9, awarded a $180 million contract to complete the runway replacement at the base.
  • LRAFB C-130s enable Army paratrooper operations

    As training environments across the Department of Defense adjust operations to fit a new abnormal, Little Rock Air Force Base continues to provide agile combat airlift support in a world influenced by the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jalen Gibbs

    This week's Combat Airlifter of the Week is Staff Sgt. Jalen Gibbs from the 19th Medical Support Squadron
  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.
  • LRAFB surges airlift operations in the face of COVID-19 constraints

    As the Air Force continues to set a new operating rhythm under COVID-19 restrictions, the 19th Airlift Wing has showcased its ability to not only survive but to thrive in this new operational environment.
  • 19th AW, AMC receive final C-130J

    A brand new C-130J Super Hercules was delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base May 27, marking the last C-130J delivery for the 19th Airlift Wing and Air Mobility Command.
  • Air Force delays mandatory wear-date for 2PFDU, OCP items

    In an effort to reduce unnecessary stress on Airmen and Space professionals during COVID-19 restrictions, several uniform changes scheduled to become mandatory for the Operational Camouflage Pattern and Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform on June 1, 2020, have been delayed to Sept. 1, 2020.
  • DOD officials unveil COVID-related personnel, move guidance

    Defense Department officials outlined a conditions-based approach to relaxing the stop-movement order that has been in effect since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.