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  • Air Force Reserve family helps Airman go active duty

    With 850 miles in the rearview, a 22 year old pulled up to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, with a mixture of nerves and excitement as he focused on the road before him. Once greeted by a smiling Airman, he knew this moment marked the start of a journey he had been seeking for the past year.This was first active-duty location, but wasn't the
  • Cascadia contingencies incorporate joint training

    Cascadia. It’s a subduction zone along the western coast of the United States set to cause an earthquake every few hundred years capable of devastating much of the western seaboard in a matter of minutes.
  • PMEL: Setting standard for excellence

    The Precision Measurement Evaluation Laboratory calibrates equipment on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to ensure the validity of readings and results of equipment.
  • 19 SFS Airman finished ADM training as first female in 5 years

    The coolness of the metal spread over the left side of her face as she gently laid her cheek on the buttstock of an M24 sniper weapon system. “Send it!” The command was given. She emptied the hot air from her lungs and peered through the sweat dripping from her brow down the rifle’s scope as she slowly squeezed the trigger. BOOM! The only sounds
  • Don't be late for dinner: Normandy family dinner

    Before Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini combined to form the Axis Powers and sent the world to war, people regularly enjoyed commonalities such as family dinners and playing sports with friends. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, America went to war, quickly transforming their idyllic world into one wrought with conflict. June 6, 1944, D-Day. Men
  • Finding potential mishaps before they happen: NDI Airmen

    Gloved hands pull a vital aircraft component from glowing, toxic pools of chemically-laced liquid designed to reveal otherwise unseen dangers.
  • Four-legged friends lead Airman to stable relationship

    The gate hinges creak as she shuts it behind her. Her boots, frayed from use, create a small dust cloud with every step as she walks toward her favorite part of the day. A smile erupts on her face which is matched with a greeting when Airman 1st Class Samantha Purdy, 19th Security Forces Squadron visitor center clerk, finally sees her horses for
  • Airmen strengthen ‘fit-to-fight’ potential at Fitness Center

    Becoming fit-to-fight doesn’t require running a marathon or scaling a mountain; it does require dedication, time and effort necessary to become a physically capable Airman.
  • Air traffic control: Growing real world skills in simulated environments

    “Little Rock Tower, this is ROCK01, Little Rock Tower, this is ROCK01, Little Rock Tower, this is ROCK01 …”
  • Radiology: Helping Airmen heal hidden hurts

    Without members of the radiology clinic lending a guiding light, doctors would be the ones operating in the dark.
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