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Historian documents 19th Airlift Wing mission

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Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th Airlift Wing historian, is responsible for recording and relaying organizational history on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Dr. Prichard writes an annual report capturing the 19th Airlift Wing’s mission trends and noteworthy developments over the course of a calendar year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

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Books containing past base newspapers are stored in the 19th Airlift Wing historian’s office for preservation, Feb. 13, 2018 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th AW historian is responsible for recording and relaying organizational history on Little Rock Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

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Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th Airlift Wing historian, speaks to a service member about Air Force history, Feb. 13, 2018 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Dr. Prichard writes an annual history report that covers everything from operations and maintenance to Airmen’s quality of life and community partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

The 19th Airlift Wing historian is responsible for recording and relaying organizational history on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

A vital wing asset, Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th AW historian, writes an annual report capturing the 19th Airlift Wing’s mission trends and noteworthy developments over the course of a calendar year, the end result being a product that will be archived at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The annual history covers everything from operations and maintenance to Airmen’s quality of life and community partnerships.

“My responsibility is to bridge-the-gap between the various missions that today’s Airmen accomplish with those that occurred yesteryear,” Dr. Prichard said. “I deliver a ‘history moment’ during staff meetings as a way to demonstrate that today’s Combat Airlifters are connected to something larger than they perhaps realize, a profession that stretches back three-quarters of a century – to World War II, frankly – and has expanded and evolved in numerous ways since.”

For those interested in learning more about contributing to the historical documentation or learning about their own Air Force legacy, contact Dr. Prichard at (501) 987-8111.