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  • Heart of Combat Airlift: pilots, loadmasters

    “We lost an engine right after taking off from Kandahar,” saidCapt. Nick Rapp, 19th Airlift Wing chief of safety. “It was our fourth mission together,early in our deployment, and the first time where we really had our feet to thefire.” As adrenaline filled the veins of the aircrew, Staff Sgt. J.R.Childres instinctually conducted the emergency
  • Through fire, flames: What it takes to be Little Rock AFB firefighter

    Working 24-hour shifts, donning 50-to 70-pounds of equipmentin seconds and responding to life threatening situations without hesitation is aglimpse into what it takes to be a 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Departmentfirefighter. After completing four months of rigorous technical training,a gratifying career protecting the U.S Air Force community
  • Little Rock AFB Airmen equip aircrew for worst-case scenarios

    Before every flight, Airmen from the 19th Operations SupportSquadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop load countless bags onto to the C-130.The green luggage ranges in size but serves a common purpose: to save the livesof the C-130 aircrew. Parachutes, survival radios, oxygen masks and flotationdevices are just a few of the devices stocked in the
  • Bioenvironmental Airmen ensure safe work conditions

    When illness prevention comes to mind, some people mayimagine doctors working in a lab searching for cures to formidable diseases. However,the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineers are unsung scientists,chemists and microbiologists who specialize in identifying potential healthhazards in the workplace and surrounding
  • Client Systems Airmen maintain TLRs cyber network

    The 19th Communications Squadron Client Systems Airmenmaintain and trouble shoot a vast cyber network of approximately 8,000 computersat Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The cyber mission reaches all facets of Combat Airlift frommaintainers doing technical orders and scheduling aircraft on the flightline topersonnel managing files and
  • Mobility Airmen apply pressure to AMC C-130J fleet

    Classic Rock plays in the background as three Airmen piecetogether one of the most important safety features of a C-130J. Though thepressure is on, and one error could cause fatal consequences, they are cool,calm and focused on the task at hand.Their task is simple: rebuild C-130J carbon brakes used inaircraft across Air Mobility Command. In
  • Dueling duo teaches TLR Airmen resilience through martial arts

    “Imagine running around in a storm, not knowing what to door what’s going on,” said Staff Sgt. Peter Beyer, 19th Civil Engineer Squadronfirefighter. “For some people, that’s what starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsutraining might feel like, but if you trust in your instructors and your peers,you’ll soon learn how to take cover from the storm.”Brazilian Jiu
  • Forging fleet of tomorrow at 2,000 degrees

    A bright white light flashes from a closed-off room as anAirman torches a piece of metal at more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature of the room is surprisingly cool as the firemolds the metal’s imperfections away.The smell of burning iron fades as the Airman removes hismask, revealing a look of accomplishment and satisfaction that the
  • LOX and loaded: Airmen supply fresh air to fleet

    Breathing is often taken for granted on the ground but foraircrews performing high altitude air drops, it’s vital as air pressuredecreases, leaving them in a potential life or death situation.Thanks to the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel cryogenicsAirmen, pilots and aircrew can breathe easier as they provide global CombatAirlift.As part of
  • 2 female first sergeants continue progression of women in military

    Since the early 1900s, women have fought for increased opportunitiesand have contributed to a more diverse and talented U.S. Air Force.Women’s History Month celebrates the progress andcontributions made by those women, who paved the way for new generations offemales in the military. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jill Tanner, 314th Aircraft

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