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  • 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
  • 2006 lowest DUI/DWI numbers in 8 years

    Fiscal 2006 closed out last month with the lowest number of Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Intoxicated incidents since 1998. With last years count at 20 for the year, officials are optimistic the numbers will fall even lower this year. The Air Force way of thinking has transitioned from reactive to proactive, reaching Airmen through
  • Article 31 rights: Rights worth protecting

    Would you knowingly and willingly give up your right to free speech? What about your right to bear arms? Would you throw away your right to freely worship in accordance with your religious beliefs? The answer to each of these questions should be a resounding "no." That is why it is surprising that every day, Air Force members give up a very
  • Veterans reunite with old friends

    Tears of pride was the only thing visible on many a veteran's face as they watched the aircraft they once flew, guarded and maintained fly again at the Airpower Arkansas Air Show Saturday and Sunday. While the Little Rock Air Show brought in thousands of people, it was the veterans that had stories and experiences to share about the different
  • Unseen Airmen keep watchful eye over airshow crowd

    (Editor's note: This is part one of a three part series.)Thirty degrees Fahrenheit, tensed muscles, calm breathing, dedication and skill--they're the best. High above the flightline, skills of Airmen were tested to their max at the Airpower Arkansas 2006 airshow, but these skills didn't involve flying, they involved an M-24 Sniper rifle, a steady
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