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  • ALS instructor takes advantage of second chance

      “I was one mistake away from being a civilian,” said Staff Sgt. Keith Debose, 19th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor. “I had a poor attitude and received paperwork, left and right. Before I even arrived at my first duty station, I was labeled a bad Airman.” Airmen who have poor outlooks early on in their career often
  • Fuels system Airmen fuel fight

    The 19th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems repair team works around the clock on approximately 60 aircraft at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Fuels Airmen enter confined spaces less than two feet in circumference to diagnose malfunctions, seal and maintain components of the fuel tank. “Our main priority is to perform maintenance and perform
  • 10 years later: Legacy C-130 replacement is Little Rock workhorse

    A decade ago, the 463rd Airlift Group received its firstcombat-ready C-130J Super Hercules linking Air Mobility Command to a proud51-year legacy of flying the Air Force’s cargo workhorse.Sweeping changes have come to the base since then as the 19thAirlift Wing absorbed the 463rd AG and assumed command in 2008 from the 314thAirlift Wing, changing
  • Ravens spread wings to secure C-130s worldwide

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command currently operates a fleet of more than 1,100 aircraft, yet only a small number of elite security forces Airmen are responsible for defending and protecting those aircraft and aircrews in locations across the globe. The Airmen are known as “Phoenix Ravens” and Little Rock Air Force Base is currently home
  • GREEN FLAG 17-04: Simulations for real world situations

    The 34th Combat Training Squadron executed Green Flag Little Rock 17-04, Feb. 9 – 19, 2017, one of Air Mobility Command’s largest exercises where a variety of real scenario-based routines were executed. Team Little Rock partnered with multiple units within Air Mobility Command for training simulations staged at Little Rock Air Force Base and
  • Whittling away stress, frame by frame

    Sawdust and the buzz of an electric saw fill the air as individuals create personal masterpieces at the 19th Force Support Squadron Skills and Development Center Wood Frame Shop at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.The shop is located next to the Hobby Shop and Outdoor Recreation and is open every weekday or Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
  • Little Rock Airmen first to test C-130J upgrade

    A team of U.S. Air Force Airmen conducted a C-130J training flight on Feb. 3, 2017, unlike any other at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The flight was the first in the Air Mobility Command conducted on an upgraded C-130J that featured an intricate suite of software and hardware improvements known as Block 8.1. In November 2016, Lockheed Martin
  • Drill: Patience, pain, pride

    Flight. Fall in! Brand new Air Force Basic Military Training trainees, not knowing their left foot from right, fumble into one another. A nervous gaggle tries to revive the muscle memory instilled by their first encounter with their military training instructor. A Military Training Instructor shouts a series of facing movements, directing a train
  • Globetrotter gives back at LRAFB

    As part of their 2017 World Tour, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their one-of-a-kind show to North Little Rock, Arkansas, Jan. 31, 2017.The basketball team recently wrapped up a busy 90th year anniversary tour, and launched the Great Assist initiative, a pledge vowing to spread 100 million smiles over the next 10 years. However,
  • Armory Airmen ensure safety

    A small team of eight U.S. Air Force Airmen provide firepower each day for the entire 19th Security Forces Squadron to defend the world’s largest C-130 fleet. The armory is the first stop for security forces Airmen prior to each shift. The team ensures weapons are fully serviceable and that each Airman is fully qualified before being assigned a
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