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  • First female pilot of Niger trains at LRAFB

    Capt. Ouma Laouali, the first female pilot in the Nigerien air force, recently accomplished the next step in her pilot career April 22, 2020, by completing her training to become a C-130 Hercules pilot in the C-130 Formal Training Unit’s six-month international pilot training program here at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
  • 314th AMXS employs initial operational capability through support section

    The 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stood up its active-duty support section recently at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. This was considered a major milestone in its reconstitution plan, to continue transitioning the squadron from civilian contractors to military personnel.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Andy Bull

    Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Andy BullUnit: 314th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronDuty title: Flight line expediterHometown: Angleton, TexasTime in service: 16 years, 6 monthsTime at Little Rock: 16 yearsGoals: Get Airframe and Power Plant LicenseHobbies: Photography and cyclingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before SelfWhy was the individual
  • TLR plans, assesses, exercises at MG19

    Exercise Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command’s premier large – scale mobility exercise created an environment from September 8-28, 2019, where Team Little Rock became Ready Warriors alongside joint and international partners to ensure they could deliver rapid global mobility now, and in the future.
  • CBRN instructors prepare Black Knights for upcoming exercise

    Twice per year, the 19th Airlift Wing pulls members together to exercise real-world events in a simulated, contested environment. Airmen continue to do their job in supporting and completing the mission while operating in mission oriented protective posture gear.
  • JMATS Simulator: Gateway to C-130

    The C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System team teaches the next generation of loadmasters and pilots using simulations to teach the students to perform their job safely and effectively before going to the flight line.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nelson Esqueda

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Nelson EsquedaUnit: 62nd Airlift SquadronDuty title: C-130J instructor loadmasterHometown: San Antonio, TexasTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 1 yearGoals: Pursue further educationHobbies: Hiking, working out, sports, reading, and yard workAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was the
  • 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.
  • AETC recognizes 62nd AS as top ops squadron

    The 62nd Airlift Squadron received Air Education and Training Command’s Top Operations Squadron for 2018 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, earlier this year.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Karen Tippett

    Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Karen Tippett  Unit: 314th Operations GroupDuty title: Unit deployment managerHometown: Biloxi, MississippiTime in service: 16 yearsTime at Little Rock: 10 yearsGoals: To improve herself a little bit every dayHobbies: Nature photography and hikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoHow does the
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