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  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jesse Lewis

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Jesse LewisUnit: 19th Maintenance GroupDuty title: Maintenance schedulerHometown: Huntsville, AlabamaTime in service: 5 years, 4 monthsTime at Little Rock: 5 years, 1 monthGoals: Complete Community College of the Air Force degree and 20 years in the Air ForceHobbies: Video gaming, hiking, weightlifting, and Celtic
  • Virtual reality project introduces new training prospects

    Virtual reality is an emerging technology in today’s modern world. Its development has paved the way for numerous advancements in entertainment, health care, and even military training. Airmen have looked to using leading-edge technology, such as virtual reality, to meet the challenge of being innovative to propel today’s Air Force.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Candace Carrico

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Candace CarricoUnit: 19th Civil Engineer SquadronDuty title: Emergency management journeymanHometown: Orland, CaliforniaTime in service: 2 yearsTime at Little Rock: 1 year, 6 monthsGoals: Earn a degree in nursing and commission Hobbies: Photography, reading, painting, and sportsAir Force Core Value portrayed:
  • Little Rock AFB hosts Junior ROTC Expo

    Students from nine high schools across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee were invited to attend a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Expo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, May 3. More than 300 cadets from multiple Air Force, Army, and Navy Junior ROTC programs attended the event to experience the active-duty lifestyle as a service member for a day.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Dustin Rice

    Name and Rank:   Staff Sgt. Dustin RiceUnit: 34th Combat Training SquadronDuty title: C130J instructor loadmaster and director of exercises mobility guardianHometown: Marshall, North CarolinaTime in service: 10 yearsTime at Little Rock: 5.5 yearsGoals: Improve C130J instructorship and promote to technical sergeantHobbies: Camping with family and
  • Giving back to the military child: Family Fest 2019

    More than 2,000 people attended Family Fest 2019 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, April 27, 2019.Family Fest attendees had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as games, a petting zoo, Easter egg hunts, flower potting and many others. Over 50 Airmen and civilians volunteered their time to support the annual
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Karen Tippett

    Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Karen Tippett  Unit: 314th Operations GroupDuty title: Unit deployment managerHometown: Biloxi, MississippiTime in service: 16 yearsTime at Little Rock: 10 yearsGoals: To improve herself a little bit every dayHobbies: Nature photography and hikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoHow does the
  • ROCKI 19-06, insider’s perspective: the foundation

    The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron filled in a simulated crater during ROCKI 19-06 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, April 14, 2019.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Jacob Fisher

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Jacob FisherUnit: 189th Medical GroupDuty title: Bioenvironmental engineering technicianHometown: Vilonia, ArkansasTime in service: 2 years, 6 monthsTime at Little Rock: 2 years, 6 monthsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air Force.Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and flying.Air
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Matthew Basa

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Matthew BasaUnit: 19th Medical Operations SquadronDuty title: Family Health team leadHometown: Pampanga, PhilippinesTime in service: 3 years, 6 months Time at Little Rock: 6 monthsGoals: Promote to staff sergeant and work toward becoming a physician assistantHobbies: Playing guitar and basketballAir Force Core Value

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