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  • New training techniques for tomorrow’s defenders

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron have trained Airmenthat are critical to national defense and are the first impression of the base.Team Little Rock’s Defenders are on the clock 24/7 andare ready to contribute to the Combat Airlift mission but they have hundreds ofhours of training to get to that point. A team of experts have the responsibility of
  • Serving up success: dining facility Airmen win Hennessey award

    Hercules Dining Facility Airmen won the 2017 U.S. Air Force Hennessy award against five Major Command-nominated bases March 24, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The John L. Hennessy trophy is an annual award presented to the best food service program in the U.S.  Air Force across the globe. The Hennessy award is based on the entire
  • Fuels system Airmen fuel fight

    The 19th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems repair team works around the clock on approximately 60 aircraft at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Fuels Airmen enter confined spaces less than two feet in circumference to diagnose malfunctions, seal and maintain components of the fuel tank. “Our main priority is to perform maintenance and perform
  • Airfield management keeps aircrew safe

    The mighty C-130’s many capabilities make it a valuable asset for delivering supplies and troops. Members of the 19th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management team work around the clock to provide a safe, efficient and effective airfield environment which ensures the mission of global reach succeeds. Eleven service members and two civilians
  • Volunteers, donations keep Airman’s Attic running

    Service members and their families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving by donating items to the Airman’s Attic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, to ease the transition for other families. “The store started as a place for helping families in need,” said Veronica Cage, Airman’s Attic manager. “We’re able to assist people who move
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Justin Buchele Unit: 19th Airlift Wing Duty title: NCO in charge of command post systems Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Time in service: 7 years and 11 months Time at Little Rock: 5 years and 2 months Goals: Finish Community College of the Air Force  degree this year and start working on Bachelor’s degree Hobbies: Spending
  • Security forces safeguard base with new equipment

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron uses new scanning devices to expedite base entry and increase intelligence about possible crimes, keeping service members and their families safe. The Defense Biometric Identification System, or DBIDS, is used by military bases to enhance the force protection mission of defending the installation by controlling
  • Ravens spread wings to secure C-130s worldwide

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command currently operates a fleet of more than 1,100 aircraft, yet only a small number of elite security forces Airmen are responsible for defending and protecting those aircraft and aircrews in locations across the globe. The Airmen are known as “Phoenix Ravens” and Little Rock Air Force Base is currently home
  • Whittling away stress, frame by frame

    Sawdust and the buzz of an electric saw fill the air as individuals create personal masterpieces at the 19th Force Support Squadron Skills and Development Center Wood Frame Shop at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.The shop is located next to the Hobby Shop and Outdoor Recreation and is open every weekday or Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Capt. Rachel Rothamel

    Rank and Name: Capt. Rachel Rothamel  Unit: 19th Medical Operations Squadron  Position:  Family Health Clinic Nurse  Hometown: Toppenish, Washington  Time on Station: 3 years  Time in Service: 3 years  Hobbies: Riding motorcycles  Goals: becoming an intensive care unit nurse  Core Value: Excellence in All We Do  Comments: Rothamel embodies
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