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  • One person, seven skillsets

    From the flightline to dining facility, Airmen are diligently working to become experts in their specific career fields, however, a select few at the 19th Medical Group are challenged to go above and beyond and become proficient in more than seven skillsets. Independent duty medical technicians provide full-spectrum of patient care at remote sites
  • Genuine care for juvenile patients

    An Airman anxiously watches his child flip through a coloring book in a brightly-colored waiting room decorated with cartoon characters. After patiently waiting, a medical technician calls them back to be seen at the 19th Medical Operations Support Squadron pediatrics clinic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The pediatric clinic provides
  • Hearts of our heroes

    “It was a normal day when we got the phone call,” said Tristan Ellis, a Gold Star daughter. “I didn’t understand because I was only 5 years old. I didn’t want to believe I no longer had a daddy.” When a service member joins; they join willing to make sacrifices. A family member’s only choice is to support.   For Gold Star families, that sacrifice
  • ALS instructor takes advantage of second chance

      “I was one mistake away from being a civilian,” said Staff Sgt. Keith Debose, 19th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor. “I had a poor attitude and received paperwork, left and right. Before I even arrived at my first duty station, I was labeled a bad Airman.” Airmen who have poor outlooks early on in their career often
  • Great Airmen with great responsibilities

    Many Airmen, enlisted and commissioned, enter the Air Force at young ages. Right out of the gate, new troops are trusted with immense responsibilities. These responsibilities, no matter how large or small they may be, play a role in shaping our Airmen’s work ethic. Their work ethic reflects their loyalty and devotion to the Air Force. Staff Sgt.
  • Clinic cares for K9s

    As the doctor walks into her office, she is greeted by an eager, small patient. She checks his vitals and gently pets the top of his head to ease his nerves as the appointment continues. In most clinics the gesture would be unusual. However, at the Little Rock Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility, doctors being affectionate with their
  • LRAFB plants seeds for future generations

    Team Little Rock celebrated Earth Day with an expo and a tree-planting ceremony April 20-21, 2017, at the Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School: Flightline Upper Academy and Arnold Drive Elementary. The expo included environmental agency booths from the U.S. Forestry Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission,
  • Little Rock AFB spouse strives to make difference

    In today’s society, there are many roles women play: wife, mother, business-owner, advocate, etc. Although there are many roles, very few women can fulfill them. Brittany Boccher, Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Air Force Spouse of the year, isn’t one of these people. “I work harder now than I’ve ever worked in a paid position,” Boccher said. “I’m
  • New training techniques for tomorrow’s defenders

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron have trained Airmenthat are critical to national defense and are the first impression of the base.Team Little Rock’s Defenders are on the clock 24/7 andare ready to contribute to the Combat Airlift mission but they have hundreds ofhours of training to get to that point. A team of experts have the responsibility of
  • Fuels system Airmen fuel fight

    The 19th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems repair team works around the clock on approximately 60 aircraft at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Fuels Airmen enter confined spaces less than two feet in circumference to diagnose malfunctions, seal and maintain components of the fuel tank. “Our main priority is to perform maintenance and perform

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