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  • Generation to generation: Carrying on C-130 legacy

    U.S. Air Force Capt. John Rebolledo, 62nd Airlift Squadron C-130J instructor pilot, feels great pride in achieving his childhood dream of becoming a C-130 pilot.
  • 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: Jasmine Robinson

    Name and Rank: SSgt Jasmine L. Robinson Unit: 62 AS Duty title: Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana Time in service: 9 Years Time at Little Rock: 4 years Goals: Defense Attorney/open a non-profit organization Hobbies: Victims Advocate/raising her 2 children Location for photo: Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Leads a minimally manned office alongside 2 other augmentess to help execute a $17M flying hour program for over 500 students and permanent party flight instructors. Off duty, she volunteers as a Victims Advocate for the base when not busy raising her 2 children.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joel Powell

    Name and Rank: Joel Powel, Staff Sergeant Unit: 62nd Airlift Squadron Duty title: Training NCO/C-130J LM Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas Time in service: 9 Years Time at Little Rock: 2 Years Goals: Finish off Bachelors Degree Hobbies: Paintball/Gun sports Location for photo: Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in all we do How does the individual portray the core value? SSgt Powel has been vital to the merging of Student Training and Permenant Party Training at DoD’s largest C-130J Formal Training Unit. With his expertise 12 sylabi were transferred and he was key to the training of 10 enlisted and officer members, resulting in zero delay in student production.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Brandon Vernatt

    Rank and Name: SeniorAirman Brandon VernattUnit: 62nd Airlift SquadronPosition: C-130JInstructor LoadmasterHometown: Snow Hill, North Carolina Time on Station: 5 years 2 monthsTime in Service: 5 years 11 monthsHobbies/Goals: Hunting and fishing; complete CommunityCollege of the Air Force degreeCore Value: Excellence in All We DoWhy is serving in
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