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  • Commentary: Through a survivor's eyes

    "Why don't you like sleepovers anymore?" asked a curious girl in my pre-teen dance class.This was a question I was asked frequently, so I gave the response most people wanted to hear, that I don't like being away from home.When I was 16, I offended people when I quickly jerked away and almost bolted out of rooms when they tried to hug me. My
  • Mobility Airmen march to remember Bataan

    This year, approximately 6,600 people participated in the 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Marchers ranged in age from 10 to 98 years old and gathered from across the globe for the challenging event. Among the marchers were two teams of five Air Mobility Airmen from the 19th Logistics Readiness
  • Comptroller Airman wins big as bodybuilding competitor

    Each year, approximately 18,000 athletes representing more than 70 countries gather to compete in one of America's largest multi-sport festivals. But this year, one of those competitors was unlike any other.U.S. Air Force Capt. Tarah Mitchell, 19th Comptroller Squadron financial analysis flight commander, competed in the invitation-only Arnold
  • Heavy Metal: Aircraft Structural Maintenance

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shelby Jensen, 19th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, performs tungsten inert gas welding, Nov. 19, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Jensen creates and maintains equipment throughout Little Rock Air Force Base as part of her primary duties. (U.S. Air Force
  • 314th Airlift Wing: Foundation of Combat Airlift

    The 314th Airlift Wing takes pride in being the foundation of combat airlift at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, by training the world's best C-130 combat airlifters to fly, fight and win.The 314th AW's vision for is to be the cornerstone of C-130 combat airlift excellence."The training we do here at the 314th affects every other C-130 unit in
  • Being Navajo: More than just a name

    There are a lot of things to take pride in. Some individuals take pride in something they create or something they participate in.Some people, like Senior Airman Letyraial Cunningham, a 19th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering apprentice, takes pride in who she is every day:  a 100 percent Navajo Native American."I grew up with a very traditional
  • Odds overcome: Loadmaster instructor beats breast cancer

      Growing up knowing there is a hidden danger lurking outside your door is not a comforting thought as a child, teenager or young adult. For Allison Padgett, being aware of the dangers of breast cancer is something she's dealt with since she was a young girl."My grandmother, aunts and mother all had breast cancer," said
  • 60th Anniversary: Beginning of an everlasting heritage

    In 1955, a pocket of Jacksonville was carved out and dedicated to serving our country.For 60 years, that sculpture has become Little Rock Air Force Base. It has sustained its presence by accomplishing a variety of missions, hosting several units and earning awards such as the Air Force Outstanding Unit award in 2014.However, Little Rock AFB is as
  • Civic leaders take to the sky

    Col. Charles Brown Jr., 19th Airlift Wing commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Buening, 19th AW command chief (right), stand with a group of 25 civic leaders from the local community Sept. 25, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The group flew on a C-130J to Dyess AFB, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • Peruvian exchange program builds human capital

    Little Rock Air Force Base is no stranger to international training. Little Rock Airmen have trained military members from six different continents. However, one training program exists that sets itself apart from the rest. Capt. Javier Camacho, a Peruvian Air Force logistics officer, has been working alongside 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron

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