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  • Heavy Metal: Aircraft Structural Maintenance

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shelby Jensen, 19th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, performs tungsten inert gas welding, Nov. 19, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Jensen creates and maintains equipment throughout Little Rock Air Force Base as part of her primary duties. (U.S. Air Force
  • Commentary: Local Air Force legend lost

    Before there was a U.S. Air Force, modern civil rights movement or an African-American president, there were the trailblazing Tuskegee Airmen. Milton Pitts Crenchaw was one of those historic Airmen. Crenchaw served his country while simultaneously breaking down barriers by training hundreds of African-American pilots and cadets throughout his
  • Being Navajo: More than just a name

    There are a lot of things to take pride in. Some individuals take pride in something they create or something they participate in.Some people, like Senior Airman Letyraial Cunningham, a 19th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering apprentice, takes pride in who she is every day:  a 100 percent Navajo Native American."I grew up with a very traditional
  • Construction update: Bowling alley reracks with new roof

    The Strike Zone Bowling Alley is a place where Airmen, retirees and family members are able to let off some steam, forget about pressing responsibilities or invest in quality family time.Recently, the bowling alley has undergone some changes to make it even more functional for its family-friendly atmosphere. One of the largest renovations is
  • 60th Anniversary: Beginning of an everlasting heritage

    In 1955, a pocket of Jacksonville was carved out and dedicated to serving our country.For 60 years, that sculpture has become Little Rock Air Force Base. It has sustained its presence by accomplishing a variety of missions, hosting several units and earning awards such as the Air Force Outstanding Unit award in 2014.However, Little Rock AFB is as
  • Civic leaders take to the sky

    Col. Charles Brown Jr., 19th Airlift Wing commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Buening, 19th AW command chief (right), stand with a group of 25 civic leaders from the local community Sept. 25, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The group flew on a C-130J to Dyess AFB, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • Peruvian exchange program builds human capital

    Little Rock Air Force Base is no stranger to international training. Little Rock Airmen have trained military members from six different continents. However, one training program exists that sets itself apart from the rest. Capt. Javier Camacho, a Peruvian Air Force logistics officer, has been working alongside 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • POW/MIA: Run to Remember

    Team Little Rock honored National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day September 17-18 with a 24-hour run to pay homage to those missing and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.Since 1986, the third Friday in September is observed as POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, the date coincided with the Air Force's 68th birthday. As the
  • Base C-130J's flex muscle at exercise

    The 41st, 61st and 48th Airlift Squadrons delivered Herculean muscle to Operation Dragon Spear Aug. 6. Dragon Spear was one of the most complex joint-training exercises in over a decade. The Joint Force Exercise at the U.S. Army's National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., included over 1,500 fighting forces from XVIII Airborne Corps; 82nd

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