Friday, June 23, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 062317

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 Friday’s issue is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

ATTENTION HOME OWNERS!  Only a limited amount of homes are left for our summer program needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS. *  Up To $25,000  is available thru our No money down  loan program for these improvements. Payments from $89/mo. Senior/Military discounts apply. ACT NOW !!  866-668-8681 *wac

Our Sportsmen will Pay Top $$$ to hunt your land. Call for a Free Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507. www.BaseCampLeasing.com.


HELP WANTED

IMMEDIATE HIRE, International company, with over 25 years in business, has 10-15 openings in local office. We are looking to expand our operations and need people to help advertise for our company. No experience needed. $350-$725 week to start. Call for interview, (501) 605-1303.

The Razorback Inn at Little Rock AFB is accepting applications for  Custodial Worker Supervisor (Housekeeping Supervisor). The positions includes guaranteed hours with benefits. If interested call 501-987-3963 or apply online at NAFJobs.org select Little Rock, Arkansas from the drop down menu. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. EOE ***

The Razorback Inn on Little Rock AFB is accepting applications for Custodial Worker (Housekeeper) and Laborer (Janitor). The positions include benefits, guaranteed hours, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan and a 401k plan. If interested call 501-987-2598 or apply online at NAFJobs.org  select Little Rock, Arkansas from the drop down menu. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. EOE

NOW HIRING  - DUMAS, AR. Welders , CI Engineer Manufacturing Engineers, Production Supervisors, Plant Controller, Quality Technician, Robot Technician, Machine Tool & Die, Electricians, Apply at:  SAF-HOLLAND, Inc. 1103 S. Main St. Dumas, AR 71639 randy.fletcher@safholland.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability, www.safholland.com.**

CLASS A CDL TEAMS – NEED ASAP! SIGNING BONUS ON DAY ONE! DRIVE FOR FedEx GROUND! Harrison, LR & Memphis. START 50 CPM, Premium Mileage Pay, great benefits. HOME 2 DAYS PER WK.  Must have 1 yr. of exp.  and able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100! DriveGTI.net.**

JOIN OUR TEAM!  Little Rock Based Company is seeking OTR Drivers for our dry van division. Qualified applicants must be 23 years of age, have a Class A CDL with 2 years Verifiable Over the Road Experience. New pay package, Home every weekend, Paid holidays & vacation, Quarterly Safety Performance Bonus, Benefits (After 60 Days) Blue CrossMedical (We pay 50% of drivers), Delta Dental, Delta Vision & 401k (Matched Up To 4%). ThompsonTrans.net or call (501) 228-8800.**


AUCTIONS

PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION - DEWEY COOK ESTATE - Saturday – July 8 – 10 A.M., 809 Mill Creek – Hot Springs, AR Furnishings, Antiques, Tractor and heavy equipment. Full list, photos terms, directions, order of auction and more details see website. INSPECTION: Day of Auction, 8 am or anytime at:  www.arkansasauctiongroup.com   AR Auction Group & Realty , Steve Thacker,  CAI,  Broker &  Auctioneer AL #1394 , 501-767-9777 • 888-767-9771, steve@arkansasauctiongroup.com.**

AUCTION - Sat July 8, 11am • 214 Acres, Osage, Carroll Co, AR., Offered as 87 Acres & 77 Acres hunting land; 50 Acre farm;  the entire 214 Acres.  Lmontgomeryauction.com , 870 423-2997• Larry Montgomery, Broker/Auctioneer #95 Montgomery Whiteley Realty.**


YARD SALES

INSIDE SALE, 6/24, 1831 Hwy. 64, El Paso. Tools, electric, plumbing supplies, baby stuff, collectibles, stereos & more. Rain or shine!


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.


PETS

ARKY BARKY’S now open - great selection of beautiful puppies, guaranteed. Also, doing grooming & doggie supplies. 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK, Sherwood, (501) 819-6094.


MISC.

CARPORT FOR SALE - Protection Against pollen, hail, ice, snow, sun & falling limbs,  90mph wind & 20lb snow rating, 12’ wide x 20’ long $777 delivered, Call 800-643-8728, OD Funk Manufacturing Inc..

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.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

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.


MOBILE HOMES

Have a title to your Car, Boat, or Mobile home? Get a new home with any trade-in! Call 501-653-3205.**

VERY CLEAN 3 BED 2 BATH Singlewide for sale! call 501-653-3202.**

TOP STORY >> School’s out: Youth Center offers fun activities for kids

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


Although school is out, children can keep learning and have fun at the same time at the 19th Force Support Squadron Youth Center on Little Rock Air Force Base.

The Youth Center, located in Bldg. 1992, offers a variety of programs and opportunities for children, ages 9 through 18, ranging from field trips to sports camps.

The center is open from 1-6 p.m. and offers childcare for school-age children from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with varying prices depending on services and activities.

“The center is a place for kids to have a good time and enjoy themselves,” said Otis Williams, 19th FSS Youth Center youth programmer. “We do a lot of programs that help with careers and character building.”

Although the facility is mainly open to older children, some of the events are targeted at younger kids, such as the Smart Start basketball program, which introduces children ages 3 and 4 to the sport.

The next upcoming sporting event will be soccer; dates and other activities will be added on www.rockinattherock.com as the season progresses.

“The games are geared toward gaining experience rather than winning,” Williams said. “It’s about learning the fundamentals of the sport and team building.”

The amount and types of classes are dependent on volunteers stepping-up to teach, giving children multiple perspectives and chances to learn about different careers and jobs.

“We’re always looking for volunteers,” said Lee Groce, 19th FSS Youth Center youth programs director. “Whether it’s coaching a team or sharing a skill.”

Parents can also benefit from the program by participating in activities with their children by taking part in hiking and other events throughout the year.

“Our mission is to help parents by offering fun activities for their kids so they can have peace of mind knowing they’re here and well taken care of,” Groce said.


For more information about prices and volunteering for programs, contact the 19th FSS Youth Center at (501) 987-6355. 

TOP STORY >> Base commander attends retiree breakfast one last time

By Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Col. Charles Brown, 19th Airlift Wing commander, gave his farewell remarks as the guest speaker at the monthly retiree breakfast June 16 in Hangar 1080 on Little Rock Air Force Base. 

“I’m here to say thank you,” Brown began. “The priorities we’ve laid out as a team start with people – from my Airman and their families, to everyone who’s served. You deserve the best for what you provide and that’s support so we can sustain our next priority which is readiness.”

The monthly retiree breakfast helps to foster close relationships with service members and to disseminate information from units to the retired community. 

“Even though we’re retired, we still feel like we’re a part of the military family,” said (Ret.) Chief Master Sgt. Donald Smith, 19th AW Retiree Activities Office assistant retiree activities director. “Once you’ve served for 20- to 30-years, you want to retain the relationships you’ve made with your fellow military members.” 

During the breakfast buffet, speakers from the 19th Medical Group, and outside organizations spoke as well to the audience about service updates and offers. 

Arkansas has a population of more than 58,000 retired service members who provide support to the Combat Airlift mission and the amenities on base, such as the Commissary and Base Exchange. 

“We’ve had excellent support from the 19th AW leadership,” Smith said. “Col. Brown and Col. Bennett have been huge supporters — they realize the importance of what retirees brings to the base.” 

TOP STORY >> 5 easy steps to improve your PT performance

By Airman 1st Class Codie Collins 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Why did I eat that entire bag of chips last night?

Should I have run more or something to prepare for this?

Am I even going to pass?

These are the thoughts of ill prepared Airmen about to take their physical assessment.

“As Airmen of the U.S. Air Force, there should never be a time where an able-bodied Airman should not be able to pass a physical assessment of pushups, sit-ups, and a mile and a half run,” said Aaron Leach, 19th Force Support Squadron fitness center director. “You cannot undo 11 months of poor diet and exercise in one month before physical assessment. In addition, preparing only one month out of the year increases risk of injury.”

These five steps can help push yourself into a direction to improve your score.

1. Identify Areas of improvement
Look at your overall performance and identify a portion of the physical assessment you are struggling with. Once recognized, you can then take action for improvement. This step seems simple, but you cannot begin to fix what you aren’t aware of.

2. Set goals
Set one goal and then proceed to break your goal into smaller targets you must make to accomplish your one large goal.
For example, a female Airmen whose mile and a half run time is 12 minutes wants to get her time down to 11 minutes. She plans to decrease her run time by 30 seconds every month until she reaches her desired time. The 11 minute mile and a half run time is her ultimate goal. Her targets are the 30 second decreased time every month.

3. Make a plan
If your problem area is the sit-up or pushup portion of the assessment, set an hourly alarm on a cell phone. Every hour when the alarm sounds, drop and complete 25 pushups or sit-ups.
In addition, Health Promotions, previously known as the Health and Wellness Center, located at the fitness center on base offers their clients Vital 90; a high intensity, group fitness program held at the Fitness Center. The class focuses on exercises that help Airmen improve their official physical testing scores. Classes are held at various times of the day, making it more accessible to fit into any busy schedule.
For more information on Health Promotions, visit them at the Fitness Center or call (501) 987-7288.

4. Keep yourself accountable
A workout plan is useless if you don’t use it. Find different ways to keep yourself accountable, whether it is getting a workout partner to actively push you during your exercises or finding a friend to keep tabs on your progress.

 5. Start a food journal
It’s no secret that what you fuel your body with impacts your physical performance. If you log your daily intake of food, there is a visual acknowledgment of what you are consuming and it may make you think twice about eating unhealthily.
For those who have questions on what is considered unhealthy, Health Promotions offers free appointments with a registered dietitian.
Every Airman is responsible for their own score on a physical assessment.  Being physically fit is one of the four components of being prepared.
Are you going to struggle every time you test or are you going to learn how to navigate this requirement successfully?

Friday, June 16, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 061717

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 Friday’s issue is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

ATTENTION HOME OWNERS!  Only a limited amount of homes are left for our summer program needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS. * Up To $25,000 is available thru our No money down loan program for these improvements. Payments from $89/mo. Senior/Military discounts apply. ACT NOW !! 866-668-8681 *wac.**

Our Sportsmen will Pay Top $$$ to hunt your land. Call for a Free Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507. www.BaseCampLeasing.com.**

Become a Published Author! Publications sold at all major secular & specialty Christian bookstores. CALL Christian Faith Publishing for your FREE author submission kit. 1-888-213-3891.**


SERVICES

DIVORCE. $100 Down and Balance of $50 When Your DIVORCE is FINAL in Court. Start Today! Call 888.733.7165 - 7 Days a Week.**


HELP WANTED

IMMEDIATE HIRE, International company, with over 25 years in business, has 10-15 openings in local office. We are looking to expand our operations and need people to help advertise for our company. No experience needed. $350-$725 week to start. Call for interview, (501) 605-1303.

The Razorback Inn at Little Rock AFB is accepting applications for  Custodial Worker Supervisor (Housekeeping Supervisor). The positions includes guaranteed hours with benefits. If interested call 501-987-3963 or apply online at NAFJobs.org select Little Rock, Arkansas from the drop down menu. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. EOE ***

The Razorback Inn on Little Rock AFB is accepting applications for Custodial Worker (Housekeeper) and Laborer (Janitor). The positions include benefits, guaranteed hours, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan and a 401k plan. If interested call 501-987-2598 or apply online at NAFJobs.org  select Little Rock, Arkansas from the drop down menu. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. EOE

CDL-A DRIVERS: Home Weekly! Competitive pay, BCBS, life insurance. 2 years OTR experience, good MVR. Wayne Smith Trucking. Joey: 844-501-7700 x115.

LEAD MAN WANTED - Central AR Pre-Fab Metal shop taking applications for lead man, salary negotiable, Send resumes to: odfunk@icloud.com.**

CLASS A CDL TEAMS – NEED ASAP! SIGNING BONUS ON DAY ONE! DRIVE FOR FedEx GROUND! Harrison, LR & Memphis. START 50 CPM, Premium Mileage Pay, great benefits. HOME 2 DAYS PER WK.  Must have 1 yr. of exp.  and able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100! DriveGTI.net.**

JOIN OUR TEAM!  Little Rock Based Company is seeking OTR Drivers for our dry van division. Qualified applicants must be 23 years of age, have a Class A CDL with 2 years Verifiable Over the Road Experience. New pay package, Home every weekend, Paid holidays & vacation, Quarterly Safety Performance Bonus, Benefits (After 60 Days) Blue CrossMedical (We pay 50% of drivers), Delta Dental, Delta Vision & 401k (Matched Up To 4%). ThompsonTrans.net or call (501) 228-8800.**

DRIVERS- HELP WANTED - TRUCK DRIVERS- ATTN: OTR Drivers! Looking for a great new opportunity? Great home time, Great starting pay, and New equipment! Call today for more details 800-332-5551. Or visit our website DiamondStateTrucking.com.**


AUCTIONS

FATHER’S DAY EQUIPMENT Consignment Auction - Sunday, June 18th @10 AM at SW Auction Pavilion in Wheaton, MO, Southwest Auction Service (417) 652-7540 • AR LIC# 1392 Taking Consignments on: Farm Machinery, Vehicles, Trailers, Sporting Goods, Firearms, Outdoor, etc... Early consignments include: Deutz DX120 Cab Tractor, NH BR7060 Baler, NH 4630 Turbo Cab Tractor w/ loader, Cobra Mustang Pace Car &  Mustang Convertibles, trailers, 5th wheel campers, boats & motors, Deer/Turkey stand on trailer, Bobcat skid steer, ‘09 Cadillac Escalade, misc farm implements, antiques & more! Check our website for updates! www.swaauction.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.


PETS

ARKY BARKY’S now open - great selection of beautiful puppies, guaranteed. Also, doing grooming & doggie supplies. 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK, Sherwood, (501) 819-6094.


AUTOS/ACCESSORIES

2007 JEEP Compass Sport 4x2, pearl blue, preferred pkg., excellent condition, 87,000 miles. (501) 319-3302.


ITEMS FOR SALE

OLD BANKS toy truck. (870) 269-8405.

CARPORT FOR SALE - Protection Against pollen, hail, ice, snow, sun & falling limbs,  90mph wind & 20lb snow rating, 12’ wide x 20’ long $777 delivered, Call 800-643-8728, OD Funk Manufacturing Inc.**

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.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

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.

NEWLY REMODELED house for rent or sale. No down payment if qualified. 1750 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 kids. No pets. $800 month, references required. Call (501) 400-4727 or (501) 864-9954.


HOUSES FOR SALE

LEASE/PURCHASE on nearly new home in great neighborhood. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage, fenced yard & storage bldg. Must have good credit. $1,100 mo. Call Jean, (501) 590-1698, REMAX Homefinders.

HOUSE FOR sale: 3 bedroom with garage, on big lot, $98,500. Call (870) 269-8405.


MOBILE HOMES

Have a title to your Car, Boat, or Mobile home? Get a new home with any trade-in! Call 501-653-3205.**


VERY CLEAN 3 BED 2 BATH Singlewide for sale! call 501-653-3202.**

TOP STORY >> Little Rock AFB Airmen equip aircrew for worst-case scenarios

by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

Before every flight, Airmen from the 19th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop load countless bags onto to the C-130. The green luggage ranges in size but serves a common purpose: To save the lives of the C-130 aircrew. 

Parachutes, survival radios, oxygen masks and flotation devices are just a few of the devices stocked in the aircraft in case of an emergency. 

Although crisis situations are uncommon due to the expertise of pilots and aircrew onboard, having the gear is necessary for the safety of the crew members during critical Combat Airlift missions. 

As the largest AFE shop in the U.S. Air Force, their team consists of more than 60 Airmen tasked with inspecting, maintaining and distributing vital lifesaving equipment to the 19th Airlift Wing, 314th Airlift Wing and 189th Airlift Wing fleets.

Equipment specialists work 24/7 to prepare gear for all operations ranging from tactical airdrops to emergency landings. 

“In the aircraft configuration section of AFE, we load up all the aircraft equipment required for any type of mission going out of Little Rock AFB,” said Tech Sgt. Jacob Long, 19th OSS AFE craftsman. “Everything they would ever use to keep themselves alive or keep themselves safe inside the aircraft.”

The shop is divided into multiple sections to maintain their vast arsenal. Airmen at each section focus on specific gear such as oxygen equipment, chemical equipment, parachutes, floatation devices and mobility kits. 

Each piece of equipment is carefully and meticulously prepared down to the seams and inspected for any defects or malfunctions. 

“If I were to use this equipment, I’d want it to get me home safely to my family,” said Airman 1st Class Collin Shipman, 19th OSS AFE journeyman. “That’s what I keep in mind every time I do my job, and I want the same for the crew who might have to use it one day.”

Aircrew’s lives depend on the AFE Airmen’s attention to detail and training. 

Technicians are trained in each section to maintain a well-rounded skill set in preparation for any mission stateside or abroad. 

“During deployments, we foster a closer relationship with each other and the aircrew because there’s usually only a handful of us there running all the equipment out to the flight line for say 70 aircrew members from just one little shop,” Long said. 

Due to the intensive care performed by Team Little Rock’s AFE technicians, C-130 aircrew can face any circumstance with confidence as they deliver global Combat Airlift at a moment’s notice. 

TOP STORY >> One decade later: Black Cats’ humble beginnings

By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 41st Airlift Squadron has been an integral part of the Combat Airlift mission at Little Rock Air Force Base for a decade. However, before the Black Cats flew the central Arkansas skies, they had humble beginnings here.

In 2007, the 41st AS moved to Little Rock AFB after a realignment ceremony at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina.

Prior to the squadron moving to its new installation, an advanced echelon team of Airmen departed in order to set up a new home for the Black Cats. 

“To stand up a squadron is an overwhelming task and takes an enormous amount of work,” said Jon Ratz, former 41st AS stand-up crew member. “Each member wanted to make the squadron the best it could be.”

A squadron stand-up involves getting every necessity ready to maintain an operational building. From aircraft and training plans, to pens and paper; a small team of 10 were in charge of it all. 

“Many man hours were needed to do this and the key to it all was planning and organization,” Ratz said. “Normal work days averaged 10-12 hours but they were always thinking of what needed to be done next.”

One of the biggest challenges the team faced was setting up an operational unit to ensure the future success of all Black Cats to follow.

“The most challenging thing was to get it right,” Ratz, a retired major, said. “We had seen programs implemented poorly in other squadrons and we wanted the best for ours; we were not only trying to get things done to become operational, but also (be) the best squadron.” 

Since becoming part of Team Little Rock, the 41st AS has become a vital part of the Combat Airlift mission. The Black Cats have gone on a variety of missions, from deployments to humanitarian efforts.

“Seeing what the squadron is now, it makes me very proud to be a part of the stand-up crew,” said Scott Sindle, former 41st AS stand-up crew member. 

When the 19th Airlift Wing became the host unit in 2008, the 41st Airlift Squadron continued their mission as the former ADVON team eventually moved on. 

Whether they separated or retired, a few members of the crew continue the mission here at the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System, a program in the 314th Airlift Wing’s Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence trains approximately 1,800 students on base. 

“The C-130J community is small,” Sindle, a former chief master sergeant, said. “As people retired or separated, they eventually came here to train students.”

From loading and flying C-130s to instructing the leaders of tomorrow, the 41st AS stand-up crew’s former mission comes full circle as they continue to help the Black Cats fly in the Natural State and beyond.