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  • Monster mash-up: Monster training, monster results

    Behind closed doors, there lies a monster in wait. This monster is designed to expedite the training of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, student loadmasters and improve their overall skills.
  • Single parents band together for resources, voice

    Military parents juggle deployments and temporary duty, work schedules which conflict with their children’s daycare hours, soccer practices and other after-school activities. Toss in doctor’s appointments, a childs sick day and serving healthy dinners on a budget, and it can spell stress for parents.  If you’re a single parent, it can be hard when
  • Man’s best friend: K-9 Defenders retire after years of service

    Amid a sea of deep blue berets, two Defenders step onto a stage to be recognized in front of peers they have served alongside for many years. The two K-9 Defenders are Britt and Willam, military working dogs assigned to the 19th Security Forces Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. A third, Jeck, could not attend. During their tenure,
  • Air Force, Army: Making MWD’s bite worse than her bark

    Drilling through bone to reach the red, pulpy center amongst a chorus of short beeps, U.S. Air Force Capt. Bradley Phares, 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron general dentist, executes a critical step in saving a military working dog’s life and career with the assistance of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Johnny Cohnes, 19th AMDS NCO in charge of Little Rock Air Force Base veterinary clinic.
  • Local hero takes flight with Thunderbirds

    One of Central Arkansas’s local heroes was honored by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, “Hometown Hero” Oct. 26, 2018, prior to the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show. As the Hometown Hero, Officer Tommy Norman, a North Little Rock Police Department officer and public figure, received a flight with
  • ISO: Force behind fleet

    To maintain the largest C-130 fleet in the world at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Airmen go above, under, around and through aircraft to ensure they are safe and prepared to conduct combat airlift—anywhere, anytime.
  • Ammo: Bringing brass, fire, force to battlefield

    Working under stressful and dangerous conditions, ammo Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight tirelessly produce and store munitions in support of units across the nation and maintain the largest munitions storage area in Air Mobility Command at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
  • Top chef Airman chops into unique opportunity

    Flames leap skyward and sizzle near the man crouched beside them. The flames illuminate eyes weathered by a distinguished yet unfinished Air Force career.
  • Being a Suicide Prevention Instructor

    I’m sometimes known as the “Green Dot Lady,” but my real name is TSgt Ashley Shippee and I have been teaching Suicide Prevention for the past three years. During that time, I have instructed 58 classes and about 1,700 students here at Little Rock Air Force Base. Over the years, I have learned that teaching suicide prevention is challenging in
  • Airmen, families destress with Brazilian jiujitsu

    As students bow to the instructor, all stresses from the day fade away as Airmen and civilians from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, channel their troubles into gentle but deliberate movements of precision as they begin a Brazilian Jjujitsu class. Brazilian jiujitsu, or BJJ, is a submission-based martial art focused on groundwork and
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