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  • Multi-domain career opportunity available for AF officers

    Team Little Rock commanders were briefed on a new career field the Air Force has developed for officers, with the first class commencing training summer of 2019. The career field is described as command and control operational-level warfighting, where officers will have a variety of tasks including mission scheduling and employing forces at an air
  • 19th SFS Airmen host ADM course for AF defenders

    A combat arms instructor wearing a fiery red hat stares into a spotting scope while a spotter and shooter team work together to aim for their target. The spotter says something to his teammate, and he squeezes the trigger.   Ting! A metal target chimes in the distance verifying to the marksman he hit the mark. The instructor yells, “Next target!”
  • Same skills different mission: firefighter becomes Airman

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Talley, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, arrived at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, approximately four months ago and hit the ground running, refining his firefighter and emergency medical technician skills. After taking a high-school course to become an EMT, Talley fell in love with the
  • 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
  • Policy changes for Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers

    The Department of Defense postponed their previous effective date of July 12, 2018, to July 12, 2019. Since the policy change was effective immediately, service members who were previously eligible found themselves ineligible to transfer their benefits. To ensure issues were addressed fairly, the effective date was pushed back a year.
  • 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.”
  • AMC commander talks care for Airmen, readiness with Team Little Rock

    Team Little Rock Airmen had the opportunity to interact with and tell their stories to Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, during a Nov. 1-2 visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The two-day visit began at the base chapel, where Miller met with representatives from various organizations. This included the mental health
  • 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
  • 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
  • Holocaust honored at LRAFB

    Team Little Rock honored Holocaust victims and survivors during the annual Holocaust Remembrance event April 12, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Attendees heard testimonies from a Holocaust survivor as well as a child of two Holocaust survivors at a luncheon. “There are a lot of books and documentaries out there about the Holocaust, but
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