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Little Rock AFB begins to reopen some facilities and services

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LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark -- Beginning Monday, May 11, Little Rock Air Force Base will begin reopening some of its facilities and services consistent with state and local guidelines.

Current installation mitigation measures will remain in effect, including base entry control point no touch protocols, maximization of telework, work center disinfection plans and limiting in-person meetings, socials, and mass gatherings.

Base personnel should continue to adhere to guidance on social distancing, disinfection plans and face coverings, including no hand-shaking, frequent hand washing, cleaning of common-use items, and wearing masks when social distancing cannot be achieved.

All personnel considered at-risk by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines should continue to telework and people who feel sick should stay at home. When in public places such as parks, outdoor recreation areas and shopping areas, individuals should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 10 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided.

Leadership across the installation will continue to take into consideration state and local public health conditions and guidelines when making decisions on restoring facilities and services capacity. Protecting personnel and families across the installation is paramount.

Facility openings:

  • Barber Shop - Appointment only service (501) 988-1160. Limit of 8 personnel inside the barber shop at a time. Personnel are to wait in the AAFES atrium or car. All personnel must wear masks.

M-F: 7-5 p.m.

Sat: 9-4 p.m.

  • Fitness Center – Strength training only. All other areas to remain closed. Limit access to 30 members max to facility (Uniformed personnel, their Dependents and DoD Civilians only) Hours of Operation:

M-F: 5-8 p.m.

Sat: 9-6 p.m.

  • The Hercules Dining Facility - Dine-in option will be made available. Tables will be spaced six feet apart with one chair at each table. Facemasks mandatory for staff/patrons unless seated at designated tables to eat.

  • Hangar 1080 Club - Dine-in option will be made available. Tables will be spaced six feet apart with one chair at each table. No more than 56 customers to maintain required social distancing.

M-T: 4-8 p.m.

W-Th: 4-9 p.m.

F: 4-11 p.m.

  • Wally’s Java – To-go orders only.

M-F: 6-4 p.m.

  • University Center – Career Development Course exams will have a limit of four personnel testing per session. Weighted Airman Promotion System exams will have a limit of 10 personnel testing per session. In-person counseling will be by appointment only. Other services will be provided over the phone and through email.

  • Library - Limit of 10 customers in the library at a time. All staff/patrons required to wear facemask at all times (over the age of 2)

  • Outdoor Recreation – Open for equipment rentals only. Hours of Operation:

M: 7:30-5 p.m.

T: 9-5 p.m.

W: 12-5 p.m.

Th-F: 9-5 p.m.

  • Bowling Center – Dine-in option will be made available.

M-T: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

F: 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Sat: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

  • Skills Center – Skills will be by appointment only (501) 987-6808 Hours of Operations

M-F: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

  • Auto Hobby

Tue-Sat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Airmen & Family Readiness Center – Limited in-person classes will resume.

As updated information on facilities becomes available we will be pushing out updates. For more information you can call (501) 987-1110.