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  • 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
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Jacob Ontiveros

    Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Jacob Ontiveros Unit: 314th Operations Group Duty title: Intelligence Analyst Hometown: Tucson, AZ Time in service: 2 years Time at Little Rock: 1 year Goals: His goals are to complete his Community College of the Air Force degree and to be selected for Senior Airman Below the Zone. Hobbies: Playing and watching
  • 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,”
  • H-21B Workhorse: Heritage Park’s newest arrival

    A unique aircraft recently joined Little Rock Air Force Base’s fleet. However, it’s not a C-130J and it won’t be taking off any time soon. The H-21B assault helicopter stands out among the other static displays at Heritage Park. The helicopter is painted bright silver metallic and has two tandem upward angled rotors that give the fuselage a
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