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  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nelson Esqueda

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Nelson EsquedaUnit: 62nd Airlift SquadronDuty title: C-130J instructor loadmasterHometown: San Antonio, TexasTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 1 yearGoals: Pursue further educationHobbies: Hiking, working out, sports, reading, and yard workAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was the
  • Air traffic control: Keeping Herk Nation airspace safe

    Team Little Rock sends out aircraft every day supporting a variety of missions around the local area and across the globe. The 19th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers take care of maneuvering aircraft within the airspace and flight line to ensure all Airmen in the air and on the ground remain safe.
  • IPE supervisor sets standard for Airmen

    To an average person, managing a supply warehouse worth nearly $9 million of individual protective equipment, as well as securing and deploying an armory worth $2.1 million, and supervising 14 Airmen every day would be seemingly impossible – but not for one Airman.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Sean Quintero

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Sean QuinteroUnit: 154th Training SquadronDuty title: C-130H loadmaster instructorHometown: Stanford, MontanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 yearsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air ForceHobbies: Flying, Hunting, Snowboarding and HikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was
  • Ready Warriors: Defenders train first-term Airmen as augmentees

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron has trained approximately 180 Airmen as security forces augmentees at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas since the course began in December 2018.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Master Sgt. James Perdicaris

    Name and Rank: Master Sgt. James PerdicarisUnit: 19 Airlift Wing Inspector GeneralDuty title: Wing inspection team managerHometown: Jacksonville, ArkansasTime in service: 17 yearsTime at Little Rock: 9 yearsGoals: Achieve Project Management Professional CertificationHobbies: Spending time with his family, hunting and fishingAir Force Core Value
  • 34th CTS Airman trains next generation

    The C-130J Super Hercules was built to perform tactical combat airlift while flying and landing in austere environments. Moving and dropping pallets doesn’t seem to be too daunting until loadmasters have to squeeze uniquely shaped cargo into the back of a C-130, at which point it can seem almost impossible without the correct training and techniques.
  • Combat Airlift of the Week: 1st Lt. Eric Coffie

    Name and Rank: 1st Lt. Eric Coffie  Unit: 19th Medical GroupDuty title: Executive officerHometown: Tema, GhanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 years, 6 monthsGoals: Earn a doctorate degreeHobbies: Working out, playing soccer, and outdoor activitiesAir Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before SelfWhy was the individual selected and
  • 19th AMXS Airman extinguishes fire, prevents injuries, saves assets

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Quincy Brayton, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, walked onto the flight line to begin his shift under the night sky not knowing the events that would soon unfold.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. James Roberts

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. James RobertsUnit: 19th Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Fuels preventative maintenance supervisorHometown: Texarkana, TexasTime in service: 5 years, 9 monthsTime at Little Rock: 5 years, 6 monthsGoals: Earn a Bachelor of Science, rank up to chief master sergeant before I retireHobbies: Spending time with family,
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