Commentary Search


  • What motivates you?

    Motivation doesn't always come easy. You see it from time to time, you expect it from others and sometimes you look deep within yourself to find it. For me, it manifests itself within my children, when I put on the uniform or when I witness a selfless act. It's been said that if you want to make things happen the ability to motivate yourself and
  • Celebrate Independence Day safely

    As we celebrate our independence, I want to thank each one of you for bravely serving our country and providing this nation's blanket of freedom. We all agreed to serve our country during a time of war, accepting the risks and dangers involved--and our country needs us now more than ever. As we celebrate our country's 233rd birthday, we'll take to
  • Preventing the next suicide

    In January 2009, the number of Army deaths from suicide outpaced the number of soldiers killed by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The Air Force has also seen an increase in suicides from the previous year. Little Rock Air Force Base has had an increase in suicide-related behaviors since the beginning of the year. Life difficulties or
  • Gifts are for sharing

    Today, after another busy day on "the Rock," a few of us sat around the office and began to discuss what we respect in good leadership. Mrs. Cheryl Fraser, the 19th Airlift Wing commander's secretary, made the point that the best leaders understand that their gifts and talents are to be used to take care of those around them. I believe each of us
  •'s not if but when

    Life often brings with it unforeseen events. Perhaps you've heard the saying "life is what happens when you have other plans". It's easy to appreciate the unexpected change if it's a better job, winning the lotto or a long awaited promotion. However, the unexpected often comes in the form of adversity. Whether the challenge is illness, family
  • Are you growing Tiggers or Eeyores?

    President Obama recently thanked veterans of the D-Day landings in France saying "our history has always been the sum total of the choices made and the actions taken by each individual man and woman. It has always been up to us." Amen. Our lives and our organizations are what we decide to make them. I have talked to people attending the same event,
  • When did you decide not to be an Airman?

    I was talking to Mrs. Pat Sheppard, secretary for the 19th Airlift Wing vice commander, this week about how we can improve on being the best base in the Air Force. Her response was everyone needs to understand that service to our nation is vital. She further relayed that being an Airman is not just a statement, but a way of life. Even though we
  • An ounce of creed and a dose of humility go a long way

    During our Commander's Call last week, I had the privilege of reciting our Airman's Creed with the men and women of the 314th Airlift Wing. The next day, when I had time to reflect on what it meant to me, I recalled a statement made by the late and honorable Dr. Martin Luther King: "If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But
  • Mentor or “tormentor”….it’s all supervision

    During your career you have heard what it is to be a leader and mentor, but at some point we may have needed that "tormentor." The "tormentor" can change our behavior when we become halfhearted. I remember back in the day when my first supervisor was not only a mentor, but an excellent tormentor. When I strayed off course, he was right there to put
  • Each one teach one

    Yesterday, I was talking to my neighbor, Senior Master Sgt. Mark Misewicz, and I was blown away for his concern about his fellow Airmen. While many people focus on their next promotion or things that bring personal accolades, Sergeant Misewicz focuses on developing those behind him. I've heard it said that success is no good without a successor. My

Social Media

Facebook Twitter
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!
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.

Public Affairs

 Little Rock Public Affairs
19 AW/PA
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 138
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099