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  • Tech school instructor crews compete in annual Turkey Shoot

    The annual local combat airlift competition, known as the Turkey Shoot, pitted rivals against one another in timed events including heavy equipment airdrops, points of interest, visual points assault landing and backing accuracy June 8, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. "The 314th Airlift Wing’s Turkey Shoot competition provided an
  • Airmen learn deployment procedures during exercise

    Little Rock Airmen fine-tuned their skills during a deployment exercise Feb. 21, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. One of the simulations was focused on leaving for and arriving to a deployed location, and walking Airmen through out-processing from their home station. Airmen left on simulated flights and returned to a simulated
  • Redistributing C-130J fleet across AMC

    AirMobility Command is extending the life of the C-130J as they change how theymanage the fleet, ensuring more flexibility to respond to operational needs. The AirForce's current fleet management approach assigns platforms to particular wingsand keep them with those units through the life of the platform. This approachgives wings ownership of
  • Crew chief key to combat airlift

    Did you know that every C-130J on Little Rock Air Force basehas a special key?  This key doesn’tstart the plane, it doesn’t open the plane, in fact it has no practical purposewith the plane at all. Yet a select few crew chiefs have the honor of receivingthis key where exceptional work is the standard.Little Rock AFB received a C-130J from Yakota
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Dillon Reynolds Unit: 41st Airlift Squadron Duty title: C-130J instructor loadmaster Hometown: Spokane, Washington Time in service: four years and three months Time at Little Rock: three years and nine months Goals: finish Bachelor’s degree and own a home Hobbies: playing basketball, spending time with loved ones and
  • USAF, Canadian forces partner for unique training

    The 41st Airlift Squadron loaded up with crews from the 61stAirlift Squadron, the 34th Combat Training Squadron, maintainers and equipment intotwo C-130J’s for a week of training in Edmonton, Canada.The Royal Canadian Air Force, along with the 3rd PrincessPatricia's Canadian Light Infantry, teamed up with the 19th Airlift Wing toparticipate in
  • Mobility Airmen provide structure to C-130 fleet

    As the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force, the C-130 dominatesthe open skies of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. However, the fleet sharesairspace with old feathery allies.As spring begins, birds begin to migrate across the country.During the season, the airways are bustling with activity, and the reality of collisionsbetween birds and aircraft
  • 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
  • Q&A: 19th Air Force commander delivers final C-130J

    The largest C-130 base in the world recently marked the end of a transition that first began 13 years ago. The 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base received its final, new C-130J aircraft from a Lockheed Martin facility, Feb. 27, 2017. The 19th Air Force commander delivered the C-130J; and spoke about the future of the 314th AW and its
  • US-led exercise offers unique Royal Canadian Air Force unique training opportunities

    The 34th Combat Training Squadron worked closely with the Royal Canadian Air Force during Green Flag Little Rock 17-04 Feb. 9 -19, 2017, while staged at Little Rock Air Force Base and Alexandria, Louisiana. GFLR, one of Air Mobility Command’s largest rotational exercises, is an opportunity for U.S. forces to collaborate with coalition forces. In
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