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Combat Airlifter comes to a close

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The Little Rock Air Force Base app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Download it today to keep up with all things Team Little Rock.


For many years, the Combat Airlifter has been distributed every Friday on and around Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and served as one of our news outlets. It’s an indelible part of our base history and its spirit will live on as we continue to highlight the accomplishments of the men, women and missions of Team Little Rock in new ways.

The March 27, 2020 issue will be the final issue of the Combat Airlifter.

In a world expecting increasingly instant and interactive communication, research by the Air Force Public Affairs Agency showed digital tools offer more effective ways to reach Airmen and families with the information they need.

We live and operate in a 24-hour environment. The conversation in news and social media doesn’t stop and wait for the publishing deadline of a weekly newspaper.

The decision to transition away from print media is the logical progression for Air Force Public Affairs professionals to keep pace with technology.

Public Affairs Airmen will shift their focus from the layout and design and multiple editing steps of the newspaper, to story production that will be placed on the Web and marketed to a wider audience while aligning with the recent Air Force Specialty Code merger of photojournalists and broadcasters.

The 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office will continue to provide the latest base news, feature stories, photographs and videos on the wing's primary information platform, the 19th AW public website: www.littlerock.af.mil. It allows more timely news stories to be posted online and allows public affairs specialists to focus on getting the Air Force and the LRAFB story out to a wider audience faster.

Our stories and announcements, as well of coverage of events in our community, will continue to be available in non-print forms. The 19th AW will continue to inform Airmen, families and supporters via our digital channels such as our website, mobile app and social media platforms.

Our team sincerely thanks you for your readership and we hope you will join us online.

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