News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


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  • Standing up airdrop capabilities to Iraq

    Capt. Peter Gac, a 48th Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot instructor/evaluator, has deployed multiple times throughout his Air Force career. His most recent assignment to Iraq, however, was unlike any other previous experience."I wasn't quite sure what to expect," Gac said. "But I knew it would be a unique training opportunity."Gac is assigned to the
  • Mission Spotlight: Sgt. Jose Roviratorres

    CNATT MARUNIT training coordinator Sgt. Jose RoviratorresCenter for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit Little Rock master training specialist coordinatorWhy is your job important?I evaluate instructors and coordinate training for Marine CNATT students here at Little Rock AFB. Marines learning C-130
  • Unlocking Memories

    It started out as a normal Friday. Jane Utley, a 19th Contracting Squadron procurement analyst, picked up the base newspaper as she headed to her office. She sat down at her desk and began flipping through the pages of the Combat Airlifter while enjoying her cup of coffee. All of a sudden, she saw a familiar face."It was my late husband," said
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    Tech. Sgt. Aazita Afshari, 913th Airlift Group non-commissioned officer in charge records management, simultaneously managed two additional full time vacant Air Force specialty code positions. She was hand selected for non-commissioned officer academy in residency in July by the unit commander. Afshari  provided administrative support for Numbered
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    SSgt Jonathan Sanders, 314th Operations Group client skills technician, consistently provides excellent service to the 314th Airlift Wing to include: the commander, vice commander, and command chief. He keeps the Wing connected and up to date with all matters IT; from the Blackberry/iPhone transition, video-telecommunication briefings with various
  • Forging new international partnerships

    Contingency training with coalition partners is nothing new to Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen. However, the GREEN FLAG 15-07 exercise that recently took place fostered international partnerships like no other.More than 50 Airmen from across Little Rock AFB participated in the exercise. The scenario of the exercise was dynamic, emphasizing close
  • Moms with Strollers Running Club

     "After having a baby, getting back into being physically fit was difficult," said Tech. Sgt. Erika Reese, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron production control and analysis noncommissioned officer in charge. "You need to have something there that will motivate you."Reese decided to start the Moms with Strollers Running Club to help moms feel better
  • Gone, but not forgotten

    One woman recently visited Little Rock Air Force Base to see her late husband's name on one of the base's major monuments. The High Flight Memorial is located in Heritage Park and is dedicated to individuals who lost their lives while stationed to Little Rock AFB in either aircraft or missile accidents. Contractors etched 30 additional names into
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    SSgt Gary, A. Richard III, 19th Comptroller Squadron, noncommissioned officer in charge financial analyst, initiated peer-to-peer training for three wings in Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Global Strike Command on implementation of new Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System which allowed for the transition of over
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    Mike Webster, 19th Communications Squadron plans and programs project manager, is the squadron lead for the $8.2 million renovation of Bldg 988, the primary communications building for Little Rock Air Force Base.  When complete this will combine 19 CS personnel from 5 buildings to 3 buildings, with 95% of the personnel working in building 988, with

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