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  • Air traffic control: Keeping Herk Nation airspace safe

    Team Little Rock sends out aircraft every day supporting a variety of missions around the local area and across the globe. The 19th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers take care of maneuvering aircraft within the airspace and flight line to ensure all Airmen in the air and on the ground remain safe.
  • 314th AW: How LRAFB became 'Home of Herk Nation'

    The C-130 has heritage dating back to World War II when the C-47 Skytrain was used to airlift supplies to troops during the war. Lessons learned from the C-47 informed the design of what would become the C-130. Almost 80 years later and after constant improvements to the airframe, the Herk is still being utilized for numerous missions across the Air Force and around the world.
  • Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show comes to Little Rock AFB

    Thousands of spectators gather around a line of four C-130 Hercules representing the units that make up the Home of Combat Airlift at show center of the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show to stare in awe as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar overhead Oct. 27-28.
  • Dignified arrival: WWII Sailor finally returns home

    While the world remembered June 6 as D-Day – the longest day of World War II – the Tipton family will now remember this date as the day their Sailor finally came home. The family waited nearly 77 years for Seaman 1st Class Henry "Glenn" Tipton to return from war. The 189th Airlift Wing Arkansas Air National Guard transported Tipton’s casket aboard
  • Total Force aeromedical Airmen receive new trainer

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base Airmen recently began using a new ground aeromedical evacuation fuselage trainer here.Through coordination with Air Mobility Command, the 375th Air Mobility Wing secured a C-130H aircraft that was scheduled for decommissioning from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, last year. The C-130 is the
  • C-130J carries on Herculean legacy

    Six decades have passed since the C-130 aircraft was introduced to the United States Air Force in 1950.  The aircraft, now known as the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force, has remained the longest continuously produced military aircraft, marking it the fifth aircraft to achieve 50 years of consecutive service. Its remarkable life span is due to its
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