News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


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  • 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
  • Creating kits contribute to combat

    In Mobility Readiness Spares Packages, a section of the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Airmen create a variety of specialty kits that provide support to military combat and contingency operations, as well as help Airmen maintain mission readiness. Mission support kits are created for a variety of reasons from TDY's and exercises, to real world
  • Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Robert Hite, is buried with military honors in Arkansas

    Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Robert Hite was buried with military honors April 2 in Camden after a funeral service in his home church.Hite was among 80 men who took part in the famous World War II Doolittle Toyko Raid in April 1942. Hite, 95, died March 29 in Nashville, Tennessee.Family and friends began the commemoration of Hite's life at Saint
  • Commemorating Col. Walters

    Team Little Rock celebrated the grand opening of a state-of-the-art Commons facility today with a dedication ceremony to honor one of the community's true champions of quality of life projects.The family of the late Col. Kenneth Walters, former 19th Mission Support Group deputy commander, represented their father and husband at the unveiling of the
  • Run for the Fallen

    March 20-22 marked the fourth annual Arkansas Run for the Fallen. Service members from all branches ran 146 miles dedicating each mile to a fallen hero.Runners, who carried a small American Flag with a biography attached to it, made their way through the normally bustling streets of Ozark, with only one objective in mind, to honor those who have
  • From Thailand to Airman

    Senior Airman Yia Thao, a 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate paralegal, was raised in an environment where he learned the concept that hard work reaps great rewards. The work ethic and dedication that builds a better future runs deep in his family and continues through Thao and his siblings today.Thao was born in Thailand in the American refugee camp
  • GFLR: Air Evac team saves lives in the sky

    It was late in the evening at the Alexandria, Louisiana, landing zone.  The starless sky was a beautiful midnight blue, and the occasional crisp winds were a refreshing complement to the cool temperature. Airmen prepare a C-17 for flight during the GREEN FLAG LITTLE ROCK 15-04 exercise Feb. 20, 2015, at Alexandria, La. The
  • Commentary: Miles to go before we sleep

    Editor's note: This is the second article in a two-part series that highlights the experiences of American Airmen who grew up in different areas of the country, and how joining the Air Force gave these Airmen an alternative perspective on embracing diversity. The opinions expressed below are of the author and do not reflect the views of the Air

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