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  • Weapons instructors: educating the best to teach the rest

    Just another day, as a 29th Weapons Squadron instructor walks out to board a C-130 Hercules — mountains painting the background in a picturesque canvas as the sun slowly peeks over, clipboard and pen in hand as he prepares to do what he loves most, build the next generation of C-130 Hercules tactical experts. U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Wilson, 29th WPS assistant director of operations at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, started his career with the initial qualification to become a C-130 pilot at LRAFB, before earning the title of instructor pilot three years later — a prerequisite to the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course which invites the pilots who have what it takes to become the best of the best.
  • Black Knight fulfills dream of serving

    Less than one percent of the population joins the military every year. Some, join the military for school, travel or other benefits. For others, joining the ranks is something that has always been part of their life plan. The latter is true for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Matthews, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication and navigation systems electronic counter measures journeyman.
  • AFOSI: Finding the truth for Herk Nation

    A controlled perimeter wrapped in fluorescent yellow tape demands curious bystanders stay back from the crime scene. Armed agents circle the tape, while crime scene investigators carefully analyze the scene, tagging, logging and preserving evidence for forensic scientists to analyze later. When thinking of a special agent, some immediately think of the portrayal on television, but in the case of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, there is much more to it.
  • Vet clinic remodel: staying a step above the rest

    The veterinary clinic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas underwent a major remodel and received substantial equipment upgrades to aid in providing the superior care that people expect for their four-legged companions.
  • Public Health works toward public good

    Public Health Airmen work to keep members of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, healthy from countless diseases and potentially unsafe work conditions.
  • Comptroller Airman serves as interpreter

    Not all Airmen are pulled from their Air Force specialty to support operations, but U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Murad Babatov, 19th Comptroller Squadron special actions technician, was selected as an interpreter for Clear Sky 2018, NATO’s largest exercise in four years, due to of his fluency in Russian and Ukrainian.
  • E & E bundle: Lifesaving supplies from skies above

    Whether trekking through hot, humid woodlands, an arid desert or traversing icy, frost-covered terrain, 34th Combat Training Squadron Airmen and other military personnel supporting Exercise Green Flag Little Rock train in realistic combat scenarios and multi-service environments.
  • Flight line lifeline: AGE supports total force combat airlift

    Stained cement floors appear under the base of a garage door as it’s raised so Airmen can pull a piece of machinery out of the hangar. Behind the large equipment tow, numerous individuals walk to and from stations disappearing occasionally to grab a tool or reach into the crevice to inspect equipment. Only the soft hum of power tools can be heard
  • Airman lives Team Little Rock

    Red, white and blue banners hung on light poles catch first-time visitors’ and service members’ eyes as they drive through a military installation gate. “Home of Combat Airlift,” are the words painted across these banners, giving each person a glimpse of the common focus that unites the mission sets at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.Little
  • Excellence in Competition: Top marks for top shot

    Victor. Winner. Champion. Titles held by Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas’, very own U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jarrett Newman, 19th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor.
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