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  • Craft time: EFMP event creates valentine’s with giggles

    Glitter, glue and giggles were the ingredients for the Exceptional Family Member Program’s Valentine’s Day event Feb. 4, 2017, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The event resulted in unique gifts created by children and their siblings enrolled in EFMP as well as a chance to play with friends. EFMP is a
  • Dog’s best friend: Defender’s wingman embraces resilience

    His eyes dart back and forth with curiosity as he moves. On his chest, the Security Forces patch on his vest sways as he confidently strides on all fours next to his best friend. Meet Ali, a sable German Shepherd, weighing 70 lbs. His best friend is U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Macdonald, 19th Security Forces Squadron kennel master at Little
  • Drill: Patience, pain, pride

    Flight. Fall in! Brand new Air Force Basic Military Training trainees, not knowing their left foot from right, fumble into one another. A nervous gaggle tries to revive the muscle memory instilled by their first encounter with their military training instructor. A Military Training Instructor shouts a series of facing movements, directing a train
  • Defenders stay mission ready

    Defenders from the 19th Security Forces Squadron conducted force-on-force and riot training Oct. 12-13, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Force-on-force and riot training are an annual requirement conducted over the course of two days to prepare 19th SFS members for expeditionary and homefront operations.“Security Forces troops are required
  • Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

    Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. In combination with goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time. Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that.  In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
  • Pilot for a day visits Little Rock AFB

    Team Little Rock invited a terminally ill Arkansas teenager to experience life as an Airman during the Pilot for a Day program Oct. 3, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.The Pilot for a Day program, began 26 years ago, varies base to base, but each have the same goal: to give service member’s the chance to be directly involved with the local
  • One man, three wars, four services

    Few Americans can say they served in three major wars, fewer still can say they were a member of four different branches of the U.S. military. However, Ret. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Earl "Sam" Puckett has achieved both. His journey began in 1943, as a 17-year-old Arkansan who enlisted in the U.S. Navy — little did Puckett know, Uncle Sam
  • Training mobility Airmen to ‘Return with Honor’

    A typical week of work for a survival specialist can include free-falling from the back of a C-130J, dangling from a hoist beneath a helicopter, trekking through woods eating insects or swimming between inflatable life rafts while instructing Airmen. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerrod Mink is a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist for
  • Team Little Rock Squadron earns top marks

    The 61st Airlift Squadron was awarded the 2015 General Joseph Smith Trophy for being the most outstanding Airlift Squadron in Air Mobility Command.The 61st AS distinguished itself as the only C-130J squadron with at least nine crews, consisting of 85 percent of their work force, deployed throughout the year. The squadron, also known as the Green
  • Americans, Australians execute airlift together

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers worked closely with coalition forces from Australia, New Zealand and Sweden during the Green Flag Little Rock 16-06 exercise April 14-24, 2016, located at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. The 34th Combat Training Squadron planned, coordinated and conducted the large-scale

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