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  • USAF 50 Summit Challenge: Air Force Leading the Way

    Beginning in 2005, a group of Air Force members set out to hike to the top of the highest peaks on all seven continents and display the Air Force flag. After conquering the Seven Summit challenge in May of 2013, members created the 50 Summit challenge.Airmen, along with family and friends, are invited to hike to the highest point in each of our 50
  • The Military Spouse Appreciation Bazaar

    In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the Airman and Family Readiness Center conducted a number of events to supporting military spouses and celebrating their often unsung sacrifices. The 2nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Bazaar provided an opportunity for spouses to network and to receive information and assistance. Multiple booths
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    Maritza J. Wine, a 19th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, has showed unmatched dedication.  Her outstanding initiative and problem solving abilities greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the unit. Wine expertly managed 14 contracts valued at $8M providing critical services to three Wing's. She is the Wing focal point for the $60M Contractor
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    People are the most important assets of the military. When there are issues going on at home or someone is struggling with something that has happened to them emotionally, a person is less likely to complete the mission correctly. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and everyone is reminded that there are resources available no matter
  • Writing History

    Contractors etched 30 additional names into the High Flight Memorial April 21, 2015, located in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The High Flight Memorial is dedicated to individuals who lost their lives at Little Rock AFB in either aircraft or missile accidents. This monument was originally dedicated Oct. 11, 1980. The names of the
  • Green Flag Little Rock 15-06

    C-130 Aircrew delivered precision airdrops helping Army soldiers sharpen their drop zone security skills.The most recent iteration of GREEN FLAG Little Rock used combat airlift to support the Army's Pathfinder Course.The Pathfinder course is a multi-service advanced three-week-course designed to teach military members how to establish and operate
  • Recognition for exceptional 314th Airman

    Each year the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award is given to an outstanding Air Force maintenance individual who demonstrates exceptional job performance, efficiency, knowledge and Airmanship.The award is highly sought after in the maintenance community. From executing day-to-day operations, to exceeding standards in the workplace and off-duty, the Marquez
  • Uncovering the Dirt Boyz

    The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction equipment shop has the muscle to maintain 813 facilities, two aerial drop zones, two assault strips and 15.2 million square feet of airfield pavement. They manage this by using more than 40 pieces of heavy equipment at their disposal which includes bull dozers, excavators, dump trucks and
  • Hooray for Earth Day

    The 45th anniversary of Earth Day blossomed at Arnold Drive Elementary School Wednesday. The school invited 5th and 6th graders from Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School: Flightline Upper Academy and homeschooled children to participate in learning about threatened and endangered animals as well as other environmental concerns."It's important to
  • Little Rock Maintenance Team Helps Strengthen Southeast Asian Ally

    Under clear blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the 90s, a team of three Team Little Rock maintainers embarked on their two-week training partnership with the Royal Thai Air Force in Bangkok, Thailand.The C-130 Mobility Training Team of Tech. Sgt. Erik Ruppert, Staff Sgt. Chase Honeycutt and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Burkey trekked more than 10,000
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