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  • Armory Airmen ensure safety

    A small team of eight U.S. Air Force Airmen provide firepower each day for the entire 19th Security Forces Squadron to defend the world’s largest C-130 fleet. The armory is the first stop for security forces Airmen prior to each shift. The team ensures weapons are fully serviceable and that each Airman is fully qualified before being assigned a
  • Munitions shop hits target on preparation

    Guarded by a tall gate, filled with underground bunkers and hiding in the back recesses of the base, the 19th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is a secluded area but vital to Combat Airlift. From inspections to storage, the flight ensures bullets hit their targets by providing ammunition to the 19th
  • Home on range: Airmen, Soldiers partner to prime skills

    A main priority of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command is to enhance partnerships to execute and sustain rapid global mobility. One prime example is the weapons training cooperation between Little Rock Air Force Base and Arkansas National Guard installations. Approximately 15 minutes down the road from Little Rock AFB lies one of the largest
  • Airmen plunge into darkness to keep C-130s airborne

    The 19th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems repair flight ensures various aircraft fuel systems are in top condition to execute combat airlift anywhere, at a moment’s notice.  “Our job is mission essential; planes can’t fly without fuel,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Catherine Wade, 19th MXS aircraft fuel systems repair journeyman. Without
  • Turkey Shoot: Combat Airlift Competition

    Aircraft from the 19th Airlift Wing, 314th Airlift Wing, 189th Airlift Wing and 913th Airlift Group squared off in a friendly competition to outscore their opponents by performing the air mobility exercise the fastest and most accurate.
  • Little Rock AFB provides humanitarian support

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base dedicated three C-130Js to the delivery of humanitarian aid and disaster relief response for Haiti on Oct. 7, 2016, after the Category 4 hurricane tore through the island. Currently, the U.S. Air Force is ferrying supplies to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew crippled access to the
  • Combat Airlift legacy lives on

    Members of Team Little Rock gathered with the 314th Airlift Wing Sept. 30, 2016, as the 48th Airlift Squadron transitioned and shifted its personnel to its sister unit, the 62nd Airlift Squadron. Since 2003, the 48th AS has trained C-130 pilots and loadmasters at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. In this new role, it will continue this mission
  • C-130J aircrews practice apprehension avoidance

    Before U.S. Air Force Airmen can become Combat Airlifters, they undergo extensive survival, evasion, resistance and escape training. A key component of SERE training involves apprehension avoidance. A small team of SERE instructors teach hundreds of C-130 aircrew members each year at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Airmen from the Air Mobility
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