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  • Bill Mac: Over 50 years of service to LRAFB

    Retired Master Sgt. Bill Mac, 19th Force Support Squadron bowling center mechanic, joined the Air Force in 1960 as a firefighter — completing his training at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas. In August of 1960, Mac received his first set of orders to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas to become part of the 384th Civil Engineer Squadron.
  • The coach in your corner: Airman teaches life lessons through boxing

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Logan, 19th Communications Squadron officer in charge of policy and evaluations, has been teaching boxing to Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, since August 2018. Logan began boxing in technical training and eventually joined the Air Force boxing team. An Airman in his squadron heard about Logan’s hobby
  • Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

    CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.
  • Fit to fight: Airmen enhance workout environment

    The Little Rock Air Force Base Fitness and Sports Center staff have been transforming their facility to maximize amenities and enhance the environment for Airmen and their families at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Starting in June 2018, one of the racquetball courts began a five-month conversion into a functional workout room where fitness center
  • Spouses immersed in Combat Airlift mission

    Key spouses participated in the Senior Leader Spouse Immersion tour recently to familiarize themselves with the Combat Airlift mission and provide them with an overview of base and local resources that support Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base. “Spouses play such a critical role,” said Sharon Thompson, Airman Family and Readiness Center chief.
  • AF implements new parental leave policy

    In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force will be expanding the parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Effective immediately, the new policy applies to Total Force Airmen who are birth mothers and fathers, same-sex couples, as well as
  • Team Little Rock hosts panel to celebrate pride month history

    Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen celebrated and discussed the history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with an informative question-and-answer panel June 26, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. “Events like this are just a small part of the greater discussion that happens during LGBT pride month,” said Capt. Beau
  • Don’t be bugged by ticks, mosquitoes

    Summer’s here in Arkansas. People are working outdoors and having fun in the sun. From days at the lake and picnics, to camping, hiking and yard work, it’s time to feel the fresh air, catch some sun and enjoy what the Natural State has to offer. Unfortunately, some of what Arkansas has to offer this season includes some unpleasant insects such as ticks and mosquitoes that can impart disease and discomfort whenever they bite.
  • Youth Center offers entertaining, educational options

    Youth Center programs offer children the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities before and after school at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Youth Center offers the School Age Program for children 5- to 12-years old before and after school, and the Open Recreation Program for children 9- to 18-years old after school. Anybody,
  • Blended retirement system: Ins, outs of opting-in

    The Department of Defense recently made changes to how service members can plan for their financial future. The opt-in training for the new Blended Retirement System began Feb. 10, 2017, and lasts until Dec. 31, 2018. The BRS is a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to