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  • Education - take the time and go for it!

    If you're like me, I was happy to have a bachelor's degree, and was completely satisfied and done with school. How wrong I was. It seemed the Air Force had other plans for me: Air Force Professional Military Education and technical training, which involved Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and undergraduate navigator training.
  • It's been a great ride

    It's been a total pleasure to serve as a member of Team Little Rock the past two years. Julie, the children and I will certainly miss Central Arkansas and all the great folks here. My going-away lunch and C-130 final flight were both very special, and are memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to all the behind-the-scenes heroes who made these
  • Our mission is about trust

    As I flew to Colorado Springs, Colo., the other day on my way to witness our base participate in the Air Mobility Command Airlift RODEO 2009 challenge, the concept of trust began to play out in my mind. Col. Greg Otey, 19th Airlift Wing commander, was piloting the aircraft that 35 of us were on and each one of us trusted him with our lives. Our
  • Good mistakes

    Is there such a thing as a good mistake? You bet. For example, in our profession, if you're uncertain about calling the room to attention, call it to attention. If you're uncertain about saluting, salute. If you're uncertain about saying "sir" or "ma'am," say "sir", "ma'am." If the action wasn't required, at least you erred on the side of a good
  • Doing the right thing is a choice

    Every day we wake up, we are faced with many decisions that personally affect us as well as those around us. They range from what we decide to eat or being on time for our obligations, to what type of effort will we put forward during our workday. Yet each of us has the ability to choose to be a positive impact in our environment based on the
  • Don't fear failure

    Some of the people I admire the most are the ones who have the ability to keep moving ahead despite setbacks in their lives. I believe if you live long enough you will see challenges along the way; and if you don't believe me, just keep on living. But my question is: "Do you let your setbacks stop you, or do you keep pressing toward
  • The American Team

    The fifth 314th Airlift Wing goal is to "Represent our Air Force to our community, joint partners and allies," and as we reflect on our nation's 233nd birthday, I'd like to expound on the partnership between the military and our community, the American people. I've stated many times that we all need others to be successful and the strength of our
  • There's no "I" in team

    There is no "I" in team. You may have heard this term used before, but I beg to differ. I say there are "I's" in team. Without two or more "I"ndividuals, you cannot have a team. According to Webster's desk dictionary, team is defined as: "A group of persons joined together in some action or contest." Every team is not always successful as you
  • Get outside and enjoy

    As we approach the Fourth of July weekend we should all feel fortunate to have so many opportunties for fun and exploration in our backyard. Arkansas has 52 state parks; many national parks including Hot Springs, the Buffalo National River, a portion of the Trail of Tears National Historical Trail; numerous nature centers, waterfalls and waterways
  • Slow down to get there faster

    This week put into perspective that being the first out of the gate doesn't guarantee finishing on top in a race or in our professions. In our give-it-to-me-my-way-and-give-it-to-me-now society, we end up repeating things we should only have to do once. This typically happens because we are in such a rush to finish versus providing the best product
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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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