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  • Standardizing wingmanship: 19th MXS PMEL

    Every day, Airmen use different tools for their job. A torque wrench is used on the flight line to fix an aircraft. A tape measure is used to measure the waist of an Airman taking a physical training test. Airmen train with gas masks which prevent the inhalation of harmful nerve, chemical and biological agents.
  • Father, son share Air Force journey

    For some, joining the Air Force at a young age may seem like the only option, but for others it only gets better with age. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Moises Garrido, 19th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, decided to follow his dream and serve alongside his son by enlisting in the Air Force at age 37.
  • Airman boosts C-130J expertise via Rolls Royce course

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Clemons, 19th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, attended a 10-day Rolls Royce training class to further his knowledge of C-130J engines at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The class is held in Indianapolis, and is available for anyone to attend. Clemons was in a class of 10
  • Little Rock AFB Airman wins AMC Spark Tank competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Alton, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron parachute rigger, won Air Mobility Command’s first Phoenix Spark Tank competition at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium at Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. Against 73 other competitors, Alton won for his development of the M-1 Parachute Release Timing Block Fail-Safe, coined by local leadership as the “Alton Block.”
  • Command Post: Safeguarding Team Little Rock 24/7

    Behind the doors of an entrapment, phones are ringing off the hook in the 19th Airlift Wing Command Post. One call is from Airmen at the front gate about an unexpected gate closure, another is from a pilot whose aircraft won’t lower its landing gear in flight, and a third is from a first sergeant needing to contact an Airman down range. Each phone
  • American dream: Airman’s journey to citizenship

    Immigrants have a proud tradition of serving in the military. From the Revolutionary War to current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, immigrants have made significant contributions to the United States by giving their talents.Alfred Rascon, an immigrant who served in the Vietnam War, earned the Medal of Honor and later became a U.S. citizen. He
  • Safety office’s mission equals safe work conditions

    The 19th Airlift Wing Safety Office is responsible for ensuring Airmen have a safe work environment at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Though a small amount of personnel, Safety is responsible for the protection and safe mission execution of more than 6,000 Team Little Rock members. A variety of jobs are executed by the safety office including
  • What’s that smell? Water, Fuel flight keeps Little Rock fresh

    Little Rock Air Force Base is home to Agile Combat Airlift. Although the ground may be what C130’s land on, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” too. Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuel Systems flight maintain systems moving more than 500 thousand gallons of water daily through 56 miles of underground pipes enabling base
  • Little Rock AFB Airman built by family legacy

    Events that occur in early childhood can create thefoundation of someone’s life; they have a monumental effect on one’s future.Airman Tristan Liberty, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron missiongenerating vehicle equipment apprentice, wouldn’t be where he is today if itweren’t for his grandfather, Danny Crosland.Growing up in Lexington, South
  • Schoolhouse unites father, son for C-130 mission

    Airman Trevor Armentrout, 700th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and his father, Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander, attended Center of Excellence, the C-130 schoolhouse, at Little Rock Air Force Base.
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