News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base

  • 314th AW conducts off-station training

    The 314th Airlift Wing conducted an off-station training exercise to exercise the instructor corps by completing objectives they don’t normally have the opportunity to complete with students.

  • 314th AW hosts Turkey Shoot competition

    The 314th Airlift Wing recently hosted a Turkey Shoot competition, challenging and scoring Flying Training Unit instructors on a myriad of events, Sept. 25 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

  • 62nd Airlift Squadron Yacht Club reunion

    Alumni and families of the 62nd Airlift Squadron, also known as the Yacht Club, gather to remember past members and preserve history during their annual reunion at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 2019. Originating in 1971 as a means to bring the members of the 62nd Troop Carrier

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ASDuty title: Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM)Hometown: Shreveport, LouisianaTime in service: 9 YearsTime at Little Rock: 4 yearsGoals: Defense Attorney/open a non-profit organization Hobbies: Victims Advocate/raising her 2

  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joel Powell

    Name and Rank: Joel Powel, Staff SergeantUnit: 62nd Airlift SquadronDuty title: Training NCO/C-130J LMHometown: Nacogdoches, TexasTime in service: 9 YearsTime at Little Rock: 2 YearsGoals: Finish off Bachelors DegreeHobbies: Paintball/Gun sports Location for photo:Air Force Core Value portrayed:

  • 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