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  • Little Rock AFB hosts Arkansas’ largest STEM Fest

    Little Rock Air Force Base hosted Arkansas’ largest STEM festival in conjunction with the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show, with field trip day Oct. 26 that drew more than 20,000 attendees, over 13,000 of whom were students.
  • Proper procedures for base sponsorship, access

    Sponsors and guests are allowed to enter Little Rock Air Force Base through the Trusted Traveler program by showing one form of identification at an entry control point. However, sponsors cannot bring visitors on the installation without getting a pass. Therefore, guests must be vetted through the Visitors Control Center, whether or not 100 percent ID checks are in effect. Read more to find out about the proper procedures to gain access to Little Rock AFB as a visitor.
  • Command Post: Safeguarding Team Little Rock 24/7

    Behind the doors of an entrapment, phones are ringing off the hook in the 19th Airlift Wing Command Post. One call is from Airmen at the front gate about an unexpected gate closure, another is from a pilot whose aircraft won’t lower its landing gear in flight, and a third is from a first sergeant needing to contact an Airman down range. Each phone
  • 19th MDG keeps Team Little Rock healthy with flu vaccine

    Flu and cold season has begun, and the 19th Medical Group staff are administering vaccines to Team Little Rock Airmen, retirees and their families throughout the season at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The 19 MDG is committed to providing exceptional preventative health services to our beneficiaries. Since cold and flu season is getting
  • Soaring back in time: Thunder Over the Rock Air, Space Show

    Heads whip from left to right as two red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons soar past, seemingly inches away from each other, and the cheering crowd below gawks with amazement. This will be the sight many may see as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds showcase precision and accuracy at the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show at Little Rock Air
  • Team Little Rock welcomes home deployed Airmen

    Tattered, weathered boots appear on the steps of a C-130J aircraft, followed by camouflaged bodies, bags slung over Airmen’s shoulders returning from a deployment. As the Airmen approach their loved ones, children heartily clap their hands while tears drip from spouses’ eyes as they’re reunited with their Airmen after a long separation. Little Rock
  • Air Force receives tips on how to embrace, respect America's native people

    As part of their jobs globally, Department of Defense employees learn about the people, cultures and customs of other countries. Civilians and Airmen at a recent American Indian Cultural, Communication, and Consultation Course held at the Walters Community Support Center Sept. 12-14, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, learned how to work with tribal cultures and people in their own backyards.
  • Spouses immersed in Combat Airlift mission

    Key spouses participated in the Senior Leader Spouse Immersion tour recently to familiarize themselves with the Combat Airlift mission and provide them with an overview of base and local resources that support Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base. “Spouses play such a critical role,” said Sharon Thompson, Airman Family and Readiness Center chief.
  • AETC command chief visits Little Rock AFB, discusses innovation

    Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, command chief of Air Education and Training Command, toured the 314th Airlift Wing and met with AETC Airmen July 23, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Airmen of all ranks had the opportunity to listen, ask questions and discuss their ideas with Gudgel during her tour focusing on innovation in AETC. The
  • LRAFB civic leaders learn from Airmen during recent visit to McConnell AFB

    “What does downrange mean?” This question was a subtle reminder there are some civilians with limited military experience who may not understand the jargon used daily in that world. Twenty civilians from communities surrounding Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, posed many questions while attending a civic leader tour July 26-27, 2018, hosted by Little Rock AFB and McConnell AFB, Kansas. This tour exposed civic leaders to two military installations, and their mission sets and a multitude of Airmen’s jobs to help them better understand the Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and their communities.
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