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  • The Big Dog's last run

    They call him Big Dog. Ask anyone in the Arkansas Air National Guard's 154th Training Squadron who he is, and they'll point to the pilot's section upstairs in Building 118. Legend has it that he received the nickname from a TDY early in his career. A fellow aircrew member couldn't hang with the Big Dog's "social skills," so he wrote in a log in the
  • NCO rescues sleeping man from hotel fire

    All it took was one annoying sound to make Staff Sergeant Bobby Jones a hero. The 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 4 crew chief instructor was vacationing in Hot Springs, Ark., when he rescued a sleeping man from a fire recently. He was just getting ready for bed when he heard a faint beeping sound. 'What is that annoying sound?' Sergeant Jones
  • AFSA voice of enlisted Airmen

    He's gone head-to-head with some of the most influential people in the country, but for retired Chief Master Sgt. John "Doc" McCauslin, it's just another part of his day. As the international president of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chief McCauslin takes his job seriously. The Air Force relies on people and if chief and his organization
  • Civilian, military work relationship stronger now than 10 years ago

    Thanks to increased communication via the Labor/Management Partnership Council, the working relationship between military and civilian employees is better now than ever. But working relationships aren't the only gain for civilians in the last ten years. "We've seen some major improvements in both the working relationship between military and
  • Changing lives with financial peace

    It was graduation night and excitement was in the air as 21 more Airmen and spouses joined others as the newest graduates of Financial Peace University Dec. 12. The group marks the fifth graduated class since the first class in March 2005. Financial Peace University is a faith-based full-spectrum approach to financial management. One graduate
  • Deployed money and you: How to come out ahead during your TDY

    Those deploying should see a nice boost in their paychecks. Between deployment-specific entitlements and investment opportunities, a deployment can offer a range of excellent financial opportunities. The wise person will put a plan into place before deploying to take full advantage of these opportunities. What are your financial goals? Some might
  • CCC talks on his time at LRAFB, challenges facing Airmen

    (Editor's note: Chief McLean recently took time to sit down with the 314th Airlift Wing Strategic Information Flight to discuss his leadership style and events surrounding the base, Airmen and community.)1. Now that you have been here at Little Rock a couple of months, what are your thoughts on the base and the people making the mission happen?
  • Treats give 'taste of home' over holidays

    Every year after Thanksgiving my mother would scrape together as much money as she could to make dozens of cookies and treats for the upcoming holidays. The flour would fly and the house took on the most wonderful aroma as she whipped up snowball cookies, chocolate-peanut butter fudge, gingerbread men and several other types of holiday goodies.
  • Retreat means more to veterans

    A father and son duo stood next to each other as sounds of the Star Spangled Banner filled the air during the Veteran's Day retreat ceremony last week - both veterans of the U.S. Air Force. John and Jack Surghen, 24 and 52 respectively, from Pensacola, Fla., were in Little Rock visiting family when they heard Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen were
  • AETC, Little Rock take on government travel card

    The holidays are fast approaching, and the Air Education and Training Command Commander Gen. William R. Looney III has challenged his commanders and their Airmen to "break" the traditional rise in government travel card delinquencies during this time of the year. With the general's leadership focus on reduced delinquencies, AETC's rate has fallen
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