Friday, January 20, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 012017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE COMBAT AIRLIFTER CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT will take ads by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 982-9421, or you may mail your ad to 404 Graham Rd., Jacksonville, Ark. 72078. You may also e-mail them to combatairlifterclassifieds@arkansasleader.com Deadline to advertise in Fridays issue is 5 p.m. Tuesday.


HELP WANTED

$350-$725 week, no experience, air quality testing, 10-15 openings. Must be 18 and have reliable transportation. Paid weekly. Call for interview, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm, (501) 605-1851.

HANDYMAN WANTED: Gravel Ridge area, part-time, references required, must have own vehicle & clean driving record. Prefer retiree or veteran. (501) 993-8297.

CAMDEN, AR LOCATION - CHIP TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED,Woodfield, Inc, HOME NIGHTLY.SIGN-ON BONUS,WEEKLY PERFOMANCE BONUS!Must have 18 months experience, Apply ONLINE:www.woodfieldinc.com, CALL :1-800-501-4317.**

DRIVERS!  Join Our Team! $5000 Sign on bonus.Drivers are home every weekend. Great benefits, paid holidays & miles. New equipment. Dry vans. Local family owned & operated. Must be 23 years of age and have a valid class A Commercial Drivers License. 2 years over the road experience is a must. With You for the Long Haul. ThompsonTrans.net or call(501) 228-8800.**

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New drivers earn $800+ per week! PAID CDL TRAINING! Stevens covers all costs! 1-877-649-3153. Drive4Stevens.com.**


HORSES

HORSES: LUCKY Acres Boarding Stable, TLC for your horse, box stalls and paddocks, clean pastures, indoor and outdoor arenas, riding instruction and training program. Dressage our specialty. (501) 988-2458.


MISC.

SAWMILLS from only $4397.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com. 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N.**

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All-New Inogen One G4 - OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. Only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**

DIGITAL HEARING AIDS - Now offering a 45-Day Risk Free Offer! FREE BATTERIES for Life! Call to start your free trial! 855-502-3676.**

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS needingMETAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS. Government program offering Home Owners up to $25,000 perhousehold for these improvements. No money down, Payments from $59/Mo. *Free estimate. Senior and Military Discounts. Save Hundreds of Dollars CALL NOW1-866-668-8681wac.**

CARPORT! Rated for 90 mph winds and heavy snow loads! 10x 20, $787, Special price through 1-30-2017. Call now. OD Funk Mfg, Sherwood, AR, since 76. 1-800-643-8728.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

NEWLY REMODELED house for rent or sale, 1,750 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, office, den, living room, fireplace, atrium/bonus room, 2-car garage, school bus stop, 5 miles to back gate of base, near Kellogg Valley area, nice place for your kids. No pets, $800 month, references required. Call (501) 400-4727 or (501) 864-8854.

CABOT/JACKSONVILLE - 4 nice homes for rent, Starting at $775-$1,050. Call (501) 985-1177.

COZY, ONE room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Bed pulls down from wall in Living Room in front of wood burning fireplace. Includes appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200. No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.

BEEBE: NICE 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, recently remodeled. $795 month plus deposit & references. (501) 747-6811.

DUPLEX FOR rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard. 5 minutes to Cabot Elementary, 20 minutes to base, $550 month. (501) 605-7502.

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, all brick, stainless steel appliances, fresh paint, new flooring, 1800 sq. ft., Cabot, $1,250 month, $1,250 deposit. Call (501) 425-8243.


MOBILE HOMES

16x80, 3 bedroom, mobile home, 1 owner, excellent condition. No pets, smoking or shoes worn in home. Large master bedroom, double vanity, well-insulated 6 walls, set up on lot, approximately 1 1/2 miles from air base front gate. Can be moved. If interested, call (501) 425-4124.

Used Mobile Homes without land. All Sizes. $20K Cash or Less. Call 501-588-3300.**

Tax Refund? Get a new Mobile Home! 501-653-3202.**


2 Bedroom Singlewide. Priced to sell FAST! Call 501-653-3205.**

BRIEFS >> 012017

Airman Dorm Leader position open

The Little Rock AFB Housing Element is seeking highly-motivated staff sergeant or staff sergeant select, for the 8H000, “Airman Dorm Leader” special duty position. This position is a two-year controlled tour with a report no later than date of March 6, 2017. 

To be considered for the Airman Dormitory Leader position, the applicant must be of good moral character, demonstrated the ability to be a professional of the highest caliber and be committed to mentoring first-term Airmen.  

Applicants must submit their last five enlisted performance reports, a copy of your Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS) fitness history, a letter of endorsement from the First Sergeant or Squadron Commander, a copy of your Enlisted SURF and write a 300-word essay on how you can make a difference as an Airman Dorm Leader.

All items must be placed in a sealed 8 in a half inch by 11 inch sealed envelope, with rank and name on the front center of the envelope. Please hand carry to 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Managers Office, Bldg. 528 or email all documents to jessica.foiles@us.af.mil no later than Jan. 20, 2017. 

Applicants will be contacted by Jan. 27, 2017, if selected for an interview.  

For more information, please call Little Rock Housing Element Chief Jessica Foiles, at 501-987-2358.

Protestant Parish Coordinator

Little Rock AFB Chapel is seeking a Protestant Parish Coordinator. The individual is required to coordinate Protestant parish programs, ministry volunteers and leaders, volunteer training, budget inputs, and schedule events. Interested bidders should have formal training that is relevant to this position or at least two years of experience (work or as a volunteer) in a similar or related field.  An associate’s degree is required, higher education preferred. Background checks will be required as directed by DODI 1402. The award of this contract will be based on the “best value” to the government. Bid documents including the Statement of Work (SOW), criteria of selection and general provisions can be obtained from the Chapel Bldg 950, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.  All sealed bids must be received by the Chapel not later than 9 a.m. Feb. 6. More information about duties and bid submission for this contract position can be obtained by calling the Base Chapel at 501-987-6014.

TOP STORY >> Munitions Airmen hit target on preparation

By Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Guarded by a tall gate, filled with underground bunkers and hiding in the back recesses of the base, the 19th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is a secluded area but vital to Combat Airlift.

From inspections to storage, the flight ensures ammunition hit their targets by providing ammunition to the 19th Airlift Wing and 189th Airlift Wing.

“Each component relies on us for [the ammunition for] base defense,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Anthony Buff, 19th MXS munitions flight chief. “Anytime the team is tasked with something they get it done and do what is needed to help defend the base.”

The munitions team inspects, stores and maintains a variety of ammunition and equipment, ranging from standard 5.56 ammunition to explosives and rockets.

The munitions Airmen also assists with flightline operations by loading chaff and flares onto C-130s. Chaff and flares are key components used in C-130 aircraft defense.

Working with personnel ranging from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal team to flightline operations, the munitions shop provides the ammunition required to complete each unit’s mission.

“We work with everybody to get the job done,” Buff said. “From the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron and multiple agencies on base.”

Just as marks left on a bullet can identify the firearm it was fired from, an ammo troop can be identified by marks of the trade. The rigorous training in preparing and inspecting ammunition and weapons singles out the Airmen from other career fields. 

Airmen are required to complete regular self-assessment checks and annual explosive safety training, in addition to training off base to support joint service operations.

“We conduct training missions at Fort Polk, Louisiana, to simulate ground to air rockets,” Buff said. “The team works hard, a lot of the work they do is unseen but still mission essential.”

The training is only one of the identifying factors of a munitions Airman. The camaraderie gleaned from working closely together creates a sense of brotherhood in the Airmen throughout their careers.

“We’re a very tight-knit community,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Antonio Valencia, 19th MXS munitions storage crew member. “Once you’re ammo, you’re always ammo.”

The shop is located on more than 80 acres of land, hosting 725 different types of ammunition. Including a war reserve stock pile, Including a war reserve stock pile, the combined total number of assets equals 1.7 million. The combined stock piles are worth more than $9 million and will be used to carry out the unrivaled Combat Airlift mission for years to come.

TOP STORY >> 60 years later: Airmen honor MLK, Little Rock Nine

By Senior Airman Harry Brexel
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base honored one of the greatest civil rights activists on Jan. 13. Airmen walked alongside local community leaders for a commemorative march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the historic Little Rock Nine. 

Segregation:
End of an Era

Despite the fact that the United States of America has been racially segregated for most of its history, African-Americans have volunteered to serve as U.S. service members since colonial times. The U.S. Air Force was the first branch of the DOD to integrate and has made integration a priority since its inception in 1948. 

Though around a decade later, discriminatory laws and attitudes dominated the country and especially in the South. 

One of the most influential events of the anti-segregation movement in the history of the U.S. occurred in Little Rock.  

Nine African-Americans arrived for the first day of school at Central High School in Little Rock on Sept. 4, 1957. They were the first to do so, in the school’s 30 year history.  

Three years prior, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. The students, known as the Little Rock Nine, were recruited by Daisy Bates, president of the Arkansas branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 

On the students’ first day of school at Central High, a white mob gathered and Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the black students from entering, in spite of President Dwight D. Eisenhower request to remove the Arkansas National Guard Soldiers and let the Little Rock Nine enter the school.

One of the most enduring images from that day is a photograph of one of the African-American students, Elizabeth Eckford, holding a notebook and stoically attempting to enter the school as a crowd of hostile, screaming white students and adults surround her. The photograph was printed and widely distributed, bringing the Little Rock controversy to national and international attention.

On Sept. 9, 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sent a telegram to Eisenhower urging him to “take a strong forthright stand in the Little Rock situation.” 

King went on to say that if the federal government did not take a stand against the injustice it would set the progress of integration back 50 years. 

“This is a great opportunity for you and the federal government to back up the longings and aspirations of millions of peoples of good will and make law and order a reality,” King said. 

In response to Faubus’ brazen actions, NAACP lawyers, including Thurgood Marshall, won a federal district court injunction to prevent the governor from blocking the students’ entry. 

On Sept. 20, 1957, the Little Rock Police Department took over to maintain order. The Little Rock Nine finally entered the school through a side entrance three days later, escorted by police. However, the group was rushed home soon afterward due to possible mob violence from 1,000 white protesters.

Then, approximately twenty days after the students’ initial attempt to attend school, Eisenhower sent in 1,200 members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and placed them in charge of the activated Arkansas National Guardsmen. Escorted by the Soldiers, the Little Rock Nine attended their first full day of classes on Sept. 25, 1957, and were shielded by the 101st Airborne Division and the Arkansas National Guard for the remainder of their school year. 

King praised the president’s actions after the students were finally able to attend classes.

“I wish to express my sincere support for the stand you have taken to restore law and order in Little Rock, Arkansas,” King said. “You should know that the overwhelming majority of southerners, Negro and white, stand firmly behind your resolute action.”

In May 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Central High School to see the only senior among the Little Rock Nine, Ernest Green, graduate and receive his diploma. Green went on to serve as assistant secretary of the Federal Department of Labor under President Jimmy Carter.

King was influential in the achievements of the Little Rock Nine and successfully assisted obtaining military assistance in a pivotal moment in the history of Arkansas and the United States. 

Coming Full Circle 

On Jan. 13, Little Rock Air Force Base honored King prior to Martin Luther King Day. The Little Rock Central High School marching band marched with U.S. Air Force Airmen to remember King’s major feats. 

(Ret.) U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William J. Johnson, the first African-American general in the history of the Arkansas National Guard, spoke to inspire a new generation and reminded them of the major accomplishments made in the country and how great leaders helped usher change. 

“Great leaders, by definition, are rare,” Johnson said. “Dr. Martin Luther King risked everything to help others. That is what we should do to honor him on this holiday.”

Now, approximately 50 years following his death, Little Rock Air Force Base honors King and his efforts to integrate. A team of Airmen plan to pay tribute by volunteering at Little Rock Central High School on MLK Day to honor the courage of the Little Rock Nine, King and the ripple effects that spurred civil rights into action. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 011317

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE COMBAT AIRLIFTER CLASSIFIED DEPT. will take ads by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. - Friday 982-9421, or you may mail your ad to 404 Graham Rd., Jacksonville, Ark. 72078. You may also e-mail them to combatairlifterclassifieds@arkansasleader.com Deadline to advertise in Friday’s issue is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

SUN DAMAGED SKIN? Do you have rough, pink to reddish, scaly, flaking spots on your face or bald scalp that wont heal? You may qualify for our newest study. Call today to find out more information. 501-620-4449, Hot Springs, AR Burke Pharmaceutical.**

BE HOME INSPECTOR IN 30 DAYS OR LESS - Class starts soon! We offer: Home & Commercial Inspection Training, & Continuing Ed Inspection classes. For details, info: Call 501-796-3627 or email abc@tcworks.net for details or visit:, www.abchii.com.**


HELP WANTED

$350-$725 week, no experience, air quality testing, 10-15 openings. Must be 18 and have reliable transportation. Paid weekly. Call for interview, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm, (501) 605-1851.

CAMDEN, AR LOCATION - CHIP TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED, Woodfield, Inc, HOME NIGHTLY. SIGN-ON BONUS, WEEKLY PERFOMANCE BONUS! Must have 18 months experience, Apply ONLINE: www.woodfieldinc.com, CALL : 1-800-501-4317.**

DRIVERS!  Join Our Team! $5000 Sign on bonus. Drivers are home every weekend. Great benefits, paid holidays & miles. New equipment. Dry vans. Local family owned & operated. Must be 23 years of age and have a valid class A Commercial Drivers License. 2 years over the road experience is a must. With You for the Long Haul. ThompsonTrans.net or call (501) 228-8800.**

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New drivers earn $800+ per week! PAID CDL TRAINING! Stevens covers all costs! 1-877-649-3153. Drive4Stevens.com.**


HORSES

HORSES: LUCKY Acres Boarding Stable, TLC for your horse, box stalls and paddocks, clean pastures, indoor and outdoor arenas, riding instruction and training program. Dressage our specialty. (501) 988-2458.


MISC.

RELAX AND SAVE! SAVE $1500 on a new WALK IN TUB. Heated Seat, Hand held Shower, Aromatherapy, 26 Massage jets, Vantage Therapeautic Walk-In-Baths. Call NOW! 1-800-227-6140

All-New Inogen One G4 - OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. Only 2.8 pounds!  FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**

DIGITAL HEARING AIDS - Now offering a 45-Day Risk Free Offer! FREE BATTERIES for Life! Call to start your free trial! 855-502-3676.**

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS. Government program offering Home Owners up to $25,000 per  household for these improvements. No money down, Payments from  $59/Mo. *Free estimate. Senior and Military Discounts. Save Hundreds of Dollars CALL NOW  1-866-668-8681 wac.**

CARPORT! Rated for 90 mph winds and heavy snow loads! 10╒ x 20, $787, Special price through 1-30-2017.
Call now. OD Funk Mfg, Sherwood, AR, since 76. 1-800-643-8728.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

CABOT/JACKSONVILLE - 4 nice homes for rent, Starting at $775-$1,050. Call (501) 985-1177.

COZY, ONE room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Bed pulls down from wall in Living Room in front of wood burning fireplace. Includes appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200. No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.

FOR RENT: nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 2-car garage, in Cabot, great location, $1,100 monthly plus deposit. (573) 344-9079.


MOBILE HOMES

16x80, 3 bedroom, mobile home, 1 owner, excellent condition. No pets, smoking or shoes worn in home. Large master bedroom, double vanity, well-insulated 6 walls, set up on lot, approximately 1 1/2 miles from air base front gate. Can be moved. If interested, call (501) 425-4124.


REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES -  Move in ready. No rent option, but buying could be cheaper than rent! Owner financing on select homes with approved credit. 501-588-3300.**

TOP STORY >> Right tools keep C-130s soaring

by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Having the right tools for the trade is key to getting the work done. For the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, their tools keep the C-130 fleet at Little Rock Air Force Base flying and are housed in the Composite Tool Kit shop.

The CTK shop is manned 24 hours a day with personnel who must invest extreme attention to detail in ensuring the tools are in prime condition. Due to the continued mission, tools must be tracked at all times to ensure there are no mishaps.

As maintainers, tools are a priority; luckily offers the tools maintainers need. CTK not only has every tool imaginable, but directly supports the missions of every maintainer on the flight line.

Members of the CTK shop ensure every tool is in pristine condition. If tools get wet from the rain, they are scrubbed clean of rust. If there is too much grease, the tools are wiped down. If they are worn out, the tools are replaced. Each tool, part or piece of equipment located at CTK is kept ready to assist maintainers in executing the mission.

“I used to not care if my tool box got wet when I was doing my job,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Young, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “I just did my job and turned in my tools. However, being in CTK has changed my outlook on the flight line, I now understand why it’s important to wipe off tools and not let them get ruined. A rusted tools isn’t going to work as well as a non-rusted tool.”

From cleaning tools to fixing them, every tool, bolt and screw must be checked out, inspected and rendered serviceable before it can be released for use. With approximately $4 million worth of tools and equipment to keep track of and inspected, CTK is a vital hub for maintainers.


“I’ve always worked on the line and never knew what goes on back here,” Young said. “I just knew what I needed, and the CTK guys always got it to me. It feels good to work in CTK and learn the other side of the job. It makes me feel great knowing that I’m directly helping them and I have a direct hand in helping the mission get done.

TOP STORY >> Optometry clinic extends services to retirees, dependents

By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic is now extending care to retirees and dependents.

Due to an increase in manning, the optometry clinic will now be able to take in more patients.

“What we’re looking to do is increase our number of patients by offering our care to retirees and dependents since most of them are being referred off base,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Ballard, 19th AMDS Optometry flight chief. 

From December 2015 to November 2016, the clinic served 3,716 patients with a 4-man team of U.S. Air Force personnel and civilians. With more manning, their new goal for 2017 is to see 4,600 patients.

The clinic conducts routine eye exams, orders glasses, assists in conducting the optical portion of flight physicals, prepares patients for refractive surgery and sees refractive surgery follow-ups. 

While the optometry flight performs like a regular clinic, the support they provide not only impacts Airmen, but the Combat Airlift and the overall Air Force mission by maintaining their mission readiness.

“We help Airmen maintain their mission readiness by helping them stay vision-ready,” Ballard said. “For example, when we issue pilots their frames, we’re helping them stay qualified to fly. The same goes for deployers: if they can’t see, they can’t deploy.”

The clinic changes have the potential to not only impact the personnel working on base but the community as well, by providing an additional outlet to receive medical care.

“Not only are we helping Airmen stay mission ready, we’re also helping them and others maintain their ocular health,” Ballard said. “Now that we’ve opened up our services a little more, we can further make an impact in our community by making sure our retiree and dependent patients have the care they need to make sure their eyes stay healthy.”

To schedule an appointment, call (501) 987-8811. For more information, visit www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Little-Rock/