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  • 314th AW excellence mirrors founding unit

    Imagine being packed shoulder to shoulder in a C-47 Skytrain. As silence filled the cargo deck, paratroopers from the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron mentally prepared for their unforeseen future. Little did they know June 6, 1944, would mark a moment in history, and shape a legacy worth honoring. Leo Rigard, a former engineer for the 62nd TCS,
  • Historian documents 19th Airlift Wing mission

    The 19th Airlift Wing historian is responsible for recording and relaying organizational history on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. A vital wing asset, Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th AW historian, writes an annual report capturing the 19th Airlift Wing’s mission trends and noteworthy developments over the course of a calendar year, the end result
  • Operation Market Garden honored 73 years later: Jump to remember

    Freedom isn't free; the price isn't paid by one country alone. Allied troops wearing different uniforms, originating from different countries were transported on a C-47. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, they prepared to jump from side doors of the aircraft into the unknown. Confident their mission would be a success, they had no idea the majority of
  • 19th Airlift Wing celebrates 69 years of service

    Through its humble beginnings as an observation group in 1927 to the world’s mightiest C-130 tactical airlift wing in the world, this year marks the 19th Airlift Wing’s 69th birthday – one filled with many honors, awards and historical milestones. When the U.S. Army Air Corps established the 19th Observation Group in 1927, which later became the
  • One decade later: Black Cats’s humble beginnings

    The 41st Airlift Squadron has been an integral part of the Combat Airlift mission at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, for a decade. However, before the Black Cats flew the central Arkansas skies, they had humble beginnings here. In 2007, the 41st AS moved to Little Rock AFB after a realignment ceremony at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina.
  • 10 years later: Legacy C-130 replacement is Little Rock workhorse

    A decade ago, the 463rd Airlift Group received its firstcombat-ready C-130J Super Hercules linking Air Mobility Command to a proud51-year legacy of flying the Air Force’s cargo workhorse.Sweeping changes have come to the base since then as the 19thAirlift Wing absorbed the 463rd AG and assumed command in 2008 from the 314thAirlift Wing, changing
  • Little Rock AFB celebrates AETC’s 75th anniversary

    For 75 years, the Air Education and Training Command has trained the world’s greatest Airmen. The major command trained countless U.S. Air Force Airmen in multiple wings and installations around the world, including the 314th Airlift Wing based at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. “Our mission is to train the best C-130 aircrews in the world,”
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