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  • Keeping information flowing in times of turmoil

    During an emergency, response actions are anything butroutine. As base responders scramble to help, there is a central command andcontrol team responsible for ensuring the continuity of operations: theEmergency Operations Center.    Practicing for real world events helps hone theactions needed for an effective response and during a recent major
  • Gym revamps 24/7 access system for Airmen

    The Fitness and Sports Center is revamping their 24/7 access system.  The new system will provide chipped access cards for beneficiaries who do not have Common Access Cards. Requirements to sign up for around-the-clock Fitness Access are proof of government ID, specifically a Common Access Card, retiree or dependent ID. Pre-registration is already
  • 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
  • Q&A: 19th Air Force commander delivers final C-130J

    The largest C-130 base in the world recently marked the end of a transition that first began 13 years ago. The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base received its final, new C-130J aircraft from a Lockheed Martin facility, Feb. 27, 2017. The 19th Air Force commander delivered the C-130J; and spoke about the future of the 314th AW and its
  • A&FRC supports Team Little Rock with classes and programs

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center, housed in the Walters Community Support Center, employs 14 experts to teach and counsel active duty members, family members, and Department of Defense civilians and offer a large variety of classes, services and programs geared toward its mission. The center’s mission is to provide world-class programs and
  • New fitness area offers safe workouts for injured Airmen

    There are many benefits to working out: increased energy, improved mood and reduced weight. Service members may have difficulties reaping the benefits if they’re on a medical profile or restricted from performing certain exercises due to injury. In an effort to help Airmen remain mission ready, there’s now an adaptive fitness area for injured
  • Ravens spread wings to secure C-130s worldwide

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command currently operates a fleet of more than 1,100 aircraft, yet only a small number of elite security forces Airmen are responsible for defending and protecting those aircraft and aircrews in locations across the globe. The Airmen are known as “Phoenix Ravens” and Little Rock Air Force Base is currently home
  • GREEN FLAG 17-04: Simulations for real world situations

    The 34th Combat Training Squadron executed Green Flag Little Rock 17-04, Feb. 9 – 19, 2017, one of Air Mobility Command’s largest exercises where a variety of real scenario-based routines were executed. Team Little Rock partnered with multiple units within Air Mobility Command for training simulations staged at Little Rock Air Force Base and
  • US-led exercise offers unique Royal Canadian Air Force unique training opportunities

    The 34th Combat Training Squadron worked closely with the Royal Canadian Air Force during Green Flag Little Rock 17-04 Feb. 9 -19, 2017, while staged at Little Rock Air Force Base and Alexandria, Louisiana. GFLR, one of Air Mobility Command’s largest rotational exercises, is an opportunity for U.S. forces to collaborate with coalition forces. In
  • Little Rock Airmen first to test C-130J upgrade

    A team of U.S. Air Force Airmen conducted a C-130J training flight on Feb. 3, 2017, unlike any other at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The flight was the first in the Air Mobility Command conducted on an upgraded C-130J that featured an intricate suite of software and hardware improvements known as Block 8.1. In November 2016, Lockheed Martin
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