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  • Civilians’ wellness in health-conscious military

    As a civilian employee working on Little Rock Air Force Base, I’m surrounded by health-conscious Airmen who exercise at least three times a week. Unlike me, they don’t seem to struggle with eating right and drinking water instead of doughnuts and gallons of sugary soda. I’m probably 40 pounds overweight. I huff and puff when I walk up the stairs, and don’t sleep well for most of the week. After receiving two emails about the Civilian Health Promotion Services Wellness Outreach, I signed up for The Importance of Sleep, Building a Healthy Core, and Physical Health Triangle, to get tips on living a healthier life and to see what CHPS had to offer during this annual event.
  • OP ED 19 AW Role in National Defense Based on New Strategy

    Our Airmen are busier than ever and remain dedicated toour mission. On average, every three minutes a Mobility Air Forces aircrafttakes off at some location across the world ensuring America’s Air Force isalways there, and our 19th Airlift Wing Airmen contribute to this astoundingfeat. In 2017, we launched over 1,750 missions to support a variety
  • We’re All Personnelists at Heart

    As Team LittleRock (TLR) welcomes 2018 with ambition, open arms and a fair amount ofuncertainty, it is incumbent upon Commanders to stress the importance ofputting “first things first” and effectively communicating our priorities as webrace for what 2018 has to offer. In the spirit of empowerment andtransparency, as well as in an effort to
  • C-130 aircrews: no strangers to providing assistance on ground

    C-130 aircrews are no strangers to providing assistanceto those on the ground.  Normally thattakes the form of delivering critical supplies to a remote outpost or puttingcombat-rigged airborne troops safely on a drop zone.  However, on a recent 62d Airlift Squadronstudent training mission our formation was able to unexpectedly lend a hand tolocal
  • 75 years strong: 41st Airlift Squadron celebrates historical milestones

                 The 41stAirlift Squadron celebrated its 75 year anniversary in February 2017, invitingall current and former Black Cats and friends to commemorate the occasion.  The 41st AS stems from a long tradition oftactical airlift, which all began in mid-February, 1942, with the creation ofthe 41st Troop Carrier Squadron at Duncan Field, Texas. 
  • #Leadership - deeds, not words, make it happen

    Leadership is necessary. Leadership is crucial. Leadership is vital.Leadership is -insert your favorite adjective here. Leadership, the word, is just worn out. In the Air Force, we hear this word so often it seems to have lost its value - it's watered down.We have overused it so much it has become more of a tagline, or a label, or a cliché rather
  • Why I am a Victim's Advocate

    When I was sophomore through senior in college, I became a peer-tutor mentor, which was a student that helped freshman smoothly transition from high school to their first year of college in any way that was needed.While performing the duties as a mentor, a door was opened for me to have the unique privilege and unexpected chance to become an
  • The diamond experience

    Have you ever sat in your unit wondering, "Who can I talk to about this issue, or how is my unit allowing this to happen?"Ever thought to yourself, "I would never handle an issue that way"?Well, I can recall being that person a time or two. It wasn't until I actually tried to be part of the solution, approached my first sergeant about an issue and
  • AMC commander, chief send well holiday wishes

    As we continue through this holiday season and approach the new year, Ricki and I, along with Chief Kaiser and Debbie, want to share how extremely proud we are of you - our mobility Airmen and the mission you accomplish every day. Thank you for all you do in support of our great nation.Whether you're at home station or deployed to a forward
  • Breast Cancer; More Than a Ribbon

    I'm sure by now most people don't need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you have missed it? With all the ribbons, "Save the Ta-Tas" T-shirts, bracelets, earrings, shoe laces and other pink doodads it's fairly hard to forget. Don't get me wrong, this is not a soapbox about the big business of breast cancer.
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It's #HercDay! We want to hear how #TLR is spending it. Let us hear from you! Happy Wednesday!
Have you ever wondered how the 19th Medical Group - Little Rock AFB's pharmacy is able to serve nearly 1000 prescriptions per day? Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how the #Airmen working in the pharmacy exemplify installation excellence every day. #LRAFB #Health #Serve
Great to see our C-130Js being noticed for supporting agile combat airlift around the world! #Repost U.S. Department of Defense (DoD): “A fly away security team from the @usarmy 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment provides security for a C-130J during a cargo mission in Somalia, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.” #LRAFB #AirForce #Army #joint #mission #support
We have 106 days until the Air and Space Show! Admission is free, so the only thing you have to bring is a high expectation for fun! Mark your calendars, and see you there! #LRAFB #ThunderOvertheRock #AirShow #AirPower
Who's ready to #feelthethunder? This month's #TriviaTuesday is inspried by the upcoming Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show! More than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 countries have seen the Thunderbirds perform. About how many demonstrations do you think the Thunderbirds perform each year? 🤔 ANSWER: No more than 80 a year. Thanks for playing!
#HappyMonday! Did you enjoy Liberty Fest? Share some of your favorite moments from the event! We'd love to see them! (📸 Photo illustration by SSgt McGuffin)
As celebrations are underway, take a moment to remember what #IndependenceDay means to you. Here are some answers from members of #TLR. #Freedom
Happy 4th of July! Please be safe while you enjoy some much deserved time with friends and family this holiday! #Liberty #Freedom #Airmen #Independence
#HappyMonday! Tonight, our very own SSgt Greg Hankins from the 19th Maintenance Squadron will be featured on #DisneyFairyTaleWeddings. Tune in to see he and his wife, Lorina, wed under the magic of Disney! https://www.facebook.com/DisneysFairyTaleWeddingsTVShow/videos/896445643880266/
Congratulations to our newest Airman Leadership School graduates! Check out photos from the event here:
How well can you perform normal operations while carrying approximately 64 extra pounds? LRAFB #Airmen tested this while learning and adapting to mission-oriented protective posture conditions during a deployment-related exercise, ROCK I 18-06, June 18-22.
Every #Airman has a story. It's up to #all of us to listen! Pay attention to the signs of PTSD. "If you are an Airman suffering from PTSD, I want you to know, you are not alone. The United States Air Force is committed to supporting Airmen with invisible wounds by ensuring there are a wide range of treatments available and reducing barriers that might prevent them from seeking out the help they need to cope with and overcome PTSD or similar disorders." - Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
FYI: As PCS season is upon us, here is an opportunity to learn more about your voting rights no matter where you are. See below for information on the week-long event.
Maj. Nathan Rieber, a 61st Airlift Squadron pilot, followed the steps of his grandfather who was a WWII veteran. Rieber was one of many #LRAFB Airmen who traveled to #Normandy, France and helped our allies celebrate 74 years of liberation. Though Rieber and his grandfather are from two different generations, they serve(d) with one mission: #FLY, #FIGHT and #WIN!
Since our previous post about the LGBT educational panel, the date and location has changed. Please see the graphic below for updated changes. Thank you.
"There's no pillow quite as soft as a father's strong shoulders." Happy Father's Day!
Announcement: Durning the week of June 25 - 29, the roads near Arnold Gate will be under construction and the outbound portion of the gate will be closed. This may cause delays in traffic so plan accordingly and coordinate ahead of time to ensure you arrive to your destination safe and on time.
Our #Airmen tell the United States Air Force story, and we are on the lookout for talented Airmen ready to share what they love most about their service!
Announcement: Due to training for LRAFB scheduled for June 18 - 22, there may be reduced customer service capabilities. If you are planning to use any support agency during this time, coordinate ahead to ensure your needs are met. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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