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  • What’s that smell? Water, Fuel flight keeps Little Rock fresh

    Little Rock Air Force Base is home to Agile Combat Airlift. Although the ground may be what C130’s land on, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” too. Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuel Systems flight maintain systems moving more than 500 thousand gallons of water daily through 56 miles of underground pipes enabling base
  • Little Rock AFB Airman built by family legacy

    Events that occur in early childhood can create thefoundation of someone’s life; they have a monumental effect on one’s future.Airman Tristan Liberty, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron missiongenerating vehicle equipment apprentice, wouldn’t be where he is today if itweren’t for his grandfather, Danny Crosland.Growing up in Lexington, South
  • Schoolhouse unites father, son for C-130 mission

    Airman Trevor Armentrout, 700th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and his father, Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander, attended Center of Excellence, the C-130 schoolhouse, at Little Rock Air Force Base.
  • Locals gather supplies for Puerto Rico relief efforts

    Hurricane Maria was the 13th named storm, 7th consecutive hurricane, fourth major hurricane and the second category five hurricane of 2017. Among those affected by Hurricane Maria, the residents of U.S. Territory Puerto Rico was one group who experienced the devastation. The destruction left the inhabitants in need of shelter, food, water, medical
  • Cyber security: Every Airman’s responsibility

    More than ever before, the world is connected to a vast cyberspace domain. The internet touches most aspects of daily life. With one click of a mouse or swipe of a finger, people can access volumes of information available to all users. This is why it’s imperative for service members and government employees to use their situational awareness when
  • CBRNE exercise gives Airmen real life emergency skills

    From sweltering heat of deserts to frozen tundras filled with ice caps  –  these could be aspects of any wartime environment. Although every situation has its challenges, Airmen are trained to overcome obstacles with professionalism and efficiency.Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives training, CBRNE, is one type of
  • Little Rock Airman supports family in Puerto Rico from MacDill AFB

    In times of adversity, many turn to their families for emotional support. Loved ones become safety nets when one of their own faces strife. But what does a person do when his family is in jeopardy on an island thousands of miles away? Airman 1st Class Kenny Rivera Rojas, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, responded to his family’s pleas – and the entire population of Puerto Rico -- for aid by offering his helping hands.
  • Operation Market Garden honored 73 years later: Jump to remember

    Freedom isn't free; the price isn't paid by one country alone. Allied troops wearing different uniforms, originating from different countries were transported on a C-47. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, they prepared to jump from side doors of the aircraft into the unknown. Confident their mission would be a success, they had no idea the majority of
  • 70 years of air power: One family's service

    The need for unified airpower forged the foundation for the Air Force during World War II. Since its conception, Airmen have served in every major conflict and war requiring air support. This history is shared by one family in particular, the Thomases.
  • Nighttime ops ensure Combat Airlift never stops

    It takes more than leaving the light on to sustain Combat Airlift. Air Mobility Command's mission is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Although it takes multiple units, three main players of the Black Knight's mission around-the-clock are the 19th Security Forces Squadron to secure the base, the 19th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management
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