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  • Weapons instructors: educating the best to teach the rest

    Just another day, as a 29th Weapons Squadron instructor walks out to board a C-130 Hercules — mountains painting the background in a picturesque canvas as the sun slowly peeks over, clipboard and pen in hand as he prepares to do what he loves most, build the next generation of C-130 Hercules tactical experts. U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Wilson, 29th WPS assistant director of operations at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, started his career with the initial qualification to become a C-130 pilot at LRAFB, before earning the title of instructor pilot three years later — a prerequisite to the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course which invites the pilots who have what it takes to become the best of the best.
  • Black Knight fulfills dream of serving

    Less than one percent of the population joins the military every year. Some, join the military for school, travel or other benefits. For others, joining the ranks is something that has always been part of their life plan. The latter is true for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Matthews, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication and navigation systems electronic counter measures journeyman.
  • 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
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