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  • An Extra Edge: Military discipline lifts Black Knight on gridiron

    After scoring a touchdown in his team's 34-0 victory Aug. 25, 2012, Danny Bise, wide receiver, rendered a salute to the crowd in celebration. To many the gesture may seem frivolous, but for Airman 1st Class Bise, a 19th Communications Squadron client service center technician at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., it means more than endzone antics or
  • Reaching out at the Rock II: Think Little Rock

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles about the efforts of Team Little Rock Members to volunteer in the local community. Military service is a cornerstone of American heritage. Many significant and historically renowned Americans have dedicated a portion of their lives to serving their country in the military. Serving in uniform
  • Reaching out at the Rock I: Senior Airman Trent Dodge

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles about the efforts of Team Little Rock Members to volunteer in the Little Rock community.Most Airmen serve their country with peerless drive and passion. The drive to succeed and accomplish the mission by Airmen helps make the United States Air Force the world's premier aerial warfare force.
  • Little Rock Remembers: Little Rock Nine

    (Editor's note: this is the second in a series of articles that highlights the greater Little Rock area's journey to equal education, integration and civil rights' equality.) In 1957, nine African American students made a world-wide statement as they walked into Little Rock's history books by courageously deciding to leave the comfort and safety of
  • Little Rock Remembers: Arkansas' first Tuskegee Airman

    (Editor's note: this is the first in a series of articles that highlights the greater Little Rock area's journey to equal education, integration and civil rights' equality.) Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen of all ethnicities and backgrounds fly together in the air, fight together on land and win together by completing the missions with integrity
  • Football player's actions speak louder than words

    Standing on the sidelines at 6 feet 1 inch and weighing 260 pounds, he could be one of the most highly recruited football players in the nation. To say he's special is an understatement. But he didn't play a down for the 0-10 North Pulaski Falcons this year.Jonathon Ruyters stood by all season, dressed in his gear, helmet in hand, ready to play. He
  • Stepping stones to success 5: Retraining

    (Editor's note: this is the fifth in a series of articles that will provide young Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.)If water-cooler talk and kvetching is any indication, there are a lot of people in the world not satisfied with their jobs or looking for a change.How many Airmen have felt they
  • Stepping Stones to Success: Education

    (Editor's note: this is the third in a series of articles that will provide young enlisted Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.) For Airmen education is a two pronged tool. To have a long and successful career education has to be pursued off and on duty because education is a cornerstone for
  • Stepping Stones to Success: Mentoring

    (Editor's note: this is the second in a series of articles that will provide young enlisted Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.)  The act of mentoring and being mentored are rooted throughout history and extends its influence from contemporary culture back to the ancient Greeks. Mentors and their
  • Stepping stones to success: Starting out right

    (Editor's note: this is the first in a series of articles that will provide young Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.) All enlisted Air Force careers originate at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, at Basic Military Training. However, as soon as this initial training is done, service members diverge
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