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  • Keeping your smile safe: The importance of using mouthguards

    If someone lost one or two front teeth, they probably wouldn't smile much. Face-to-face conversations would be uncomfortable. It wouldn't be easy pronouncing certain words. And how about chewing pizza or an apple? Until someone's teeth are gone, they might not miss them. Teens and adults experience thousands of injuries each year on the playing
  • Understanding intelligence oversight

    Everyone has contact with intelligence every time they deploy, whether it be a pre-deployment brief or filling out an isolated personnel report. Many have the misconception that the intelligence community has the authority to gather personal information on anyone for any reason. This is not the case. The perceived need for a Department of Defense
  • Airmen commemorate women's history

    Women have helped shape the history of the United States for many generations and have led the way for women of today's generation to have equal opportunities and empowerment throughout their lives."In 1987, at the request of the National Women's History Project, Congress declared March National Women's History Month," said Capt. Betty Dintelman,
  • Little Rock Airman called a "hero"

    Tech. Sgt. Mary Cruz had been called a stellar performer since her arrival in Afghanistan, but on July 19, she took that to a new level. Now the independent duty medical technician, deployed from the 19th Medical Group, is being called a hero. On July 19, a Russian-owned Mi-8 civilian helicopter crashed during takeoff at Kandahar Air Field,
  • Thinking, drinking responsibly

    In the past two months, volunteers from Airman Against Drunk Driving have saved 26 Team Little Rock members from the dangers of drinking and driving. The purpose of the program is to prevent alcohol-related driving incidents by offering military ID card holders a free ride home, without fear of consequence, when their plan for the evening falls
  • Team Little Rock Airmen compete at RODEO 2009

    Little Rock Air Force Base Combat Airlifters are testing their skills against the world's best at the Air Mobility Command's RODEO competition at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. that ends Friday. Teams from both the 19th Airlift Wing and the 314th Airlift Wing are showing why Little Rock AFB is the C-130 Center of Excellence. The RODEO is AMC's
  • DoD offers adoption expense assistance to servicemembers

    Family has always been important within the ranks of the military and the Department of Defense is there to help those who seek to adopt children. The Adoption Expense Reimbursement Program offers active-duty members a reimbursement of up to $2,000 per adopted child and a maximum of $5,000 in any calendar year for expenses incurred throughout the
  • Steering off to the RODEO

    Approximately 400 military members and community leaders gathered to send off Team Little Rock's 2009 Air Mobility Command RODEO teams July 17 at Hangar 276 with a breakfast. RODEO 2009 is Air Mobility Command's premier international mobility competition that focuses on readiness, and features airdrops, aerial refueling and other events, which
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