News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


Tag: 189th Airlift Wing
  • Team Little Rock performs America Strong Salute to Heroes

    Little Rock Air Force Base flew over medical facilities throughout the state of Arkansas May 8 to honor and express Team Little Rock’s gratitude for all healthcare professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • VR: Modern solutions for modern training

    With technology constantly changing, the Air Force is actively seeking innovative methods to train today’s Airmen with tomorrow’s technology. The Air Force is committed to world-class training for Airmen by preventing stagnation in education through constant innovation to meet the needs of a new generation through a continuum of learning.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Robert W. Smith

    Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Robert W. SmithUnit: 189th Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Air transportation craftsmanHometown: North Little Rock, ArkansasTime in service: 15 yearsTime at Little Rock: 13 yearsGoals: Obtain the rank of master sergeant and serve as a first sergeantHobbies: Cycling, running, water sports, camping, and being with
  • CMSAF Wright joins LRAFB Airmen for Wingman Day

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 3-4, 2019, to meet with Airmen and take part in the base’s Wingman Day.
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Sean Quintero

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Sean QuinteroUnit: 154th Training SquadronDuty title: C-130H loadmaster instructorHometown: Stanford, MontanaTime in service: 9 yearsTime at Little Rock: 2 yearsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air ForceHobbies: Flying, Hunting, Snowboarding and HikingAir Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We DoWhy was
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joshua Samons

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Joshua SamonsUnit: 189th Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Ground transportation specialistHometown: Cabot, ArkansasTime in service: 6 yearsTime at Little Rock: 5 yearsGoals: Continue to gain rank and start a business and work for himselfHobbies: Working out, enjoying time with friends and fixing up the houseAir
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Jacob Fisher

    Name and Rank: Senior Airman Jacob FisherUnit: 189th Medical GroupDuty title: Bioenvironmental engineering technicianHometown: Vilonia, ArkansasTime in service: 2 years, 6 monthsTime at Little Rock: 2 years, 6 monthsGoals: Become an officer and fly for the Air Force.Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and flying.Air
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Caleb Tibbets

    Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Caleb Tibbits Unit: 189th Civil Engineer Squadron Duty title: Power Production Technician Hometown: Munford, Tennessee Time in service: 6 years and 6 months Time at Little Rock: 6 years and 1 month Goals: Take the fundamentals of engineering exam this year; start working on his master’s degree in the next couple of years. Hobbies: Working on small house projects, cooking, and unicycling. Location for photo: Checking generators outside the 189th Maintenance Squadron Air Force Core Value portrayed: Service Before Self How does the individual portray the core value? Tibbits is very dependable and can be counted on for any task. He volunteered to work out of his Air Force Specialty Code at the Blackjack Drop Zone making repairs to road and infrastructure supporting Team Little Rock.
  • Dignified arrival: WWII Sailor finally returns home

    While the world remembered June 6 as D-Day – the longest day of World War II – the Tipton family will now remember this date as the day their Sailor finally came home. The family waited nearly 77 years for Seaman 1st Class Henry "Glenn" Tipton to return from war. The 189th Airlift Wing Arkansas Air National Guard transported Tipton’s casket aboard