Friday, August 26, 2016

CLASSIFIEDS >> 082616

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.


SERVICES

DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. 1-888-733-7165, call us toll FREE 24/7.**


HELP WANTED

LOCAL DISTRIBUTION Center looking for 10-15 people to set up and display in customer service, 2nd shift. No experience, $725 week, weekly pay. Call for interview at (501) 605-1851.

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER.  NLRPD  - TRAINING DATES: Fri., 9-23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. OR  Sat. , 9-24, 2016 8 a.m. Annual salary $38,600 or $3,216 per mo. Exc. Benefits Pkg. Deadline to apply 4 p.m. Fri. September 2, 2016. Ñ U.S. Citizen  Ñ Age 21 and no more than 45 by date of hire. HS graduate or equiv. Ñ Current valid DL. Documents required w/City application: Birth certificate, Current valid DL. HS diploma or equiiv, DD214 if applicable, Original transcript for credit for any training and/or courses above the H.S. level. MUST APPLY online: www.nlrpolice.org Click on Join Our Team. Questions? contact Officer Carmen Helton: 501-812-5106. As an EOE, NLRPD is actively seeking black and female applicants.**

General Clerks Wanted: Allied Government Solutions, AGS is hiring for full time 1st & 2nd shift positions at the Arkansas Passport Center in Hot Springs. Starting wage up to $11.90/hr. Employer-Paid Benefits Package.  U.S. Citizenship & HS Degree Required, Ability to pass government-required credit check & security clearance. Email resume to: Jobs-AR@alliedgov.com or fax resume to 603-772-1930.**

25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW at Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! EARN $900 PER WEEK! PAID CDL TRAINING! All costs covered! 1-877-649-3153. drive4stevens.com.**

DRIVERS NORTHWEST, CENTRAL and EAST Ar area. TEAMS - START 50 CPM! NEED ASAP! FedEx Ground Contractor needs Class A CDL drivers for team runs. SIGNING BONUS ON DAY ONE. Premium mileage pay,  great benefits. HOME 2 DAYS PER WEEK. Apply today. Must have 1 yr. of experience, and be able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100 or email: drivenow@outlook.com.**

DRIVERS OTR - $5000 Sign on bonus! Home every weekend, Great benefits (after 60 days), Blue Cross (driver pays 50%) Vision, Dental, 401K, paid holidays & vacation, quarterly safety bonus. Local family owned & operated. Must be 23 years of age and have valid class A CDL & verifiable 2 yrs OTR. ThompsonTrans.net, or call (501) 228-8800.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 8/27, 7 am-noon, 13 S. Sunland Dr., off Mtn. Springs, Cabot. 3+ families, dining tables, 16 utility trailer, box springs, water sports toys, lots of stuff!


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.


LAWN & FARM

END OF Summer Grass Pricing! Bermuda $1.35sq yd* Meyers Z -52 Zoysia $2.50/sq yd* Prices are COD on full truck loads in the LR area. Call 800-458-4756.**


MISC.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS UP TO $25,000 per household with Government Money set aside for these improvements.! WANTED 10 Homesneeding METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS! Save Hundreds of $$$$!!!!*Free Estimate. Payments $59/Mo. No money down. Senior and Military discounts866-668-8681* wac.**

Panther Creek Carports 10x 20x7 Factory direct, $598. Offer good through Aug 31st. Call 1-501-835-7222 OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR | Since 1976 Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

CABOT: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Great location, close to everything. Approximately 1400 sq. ft., $1,025 rent with $1,025 deposit. Call (501) 628-1225.

GRAVEL RIDGE: Nice home, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, no smoking, no inside pets, $900 month, $900 deposit. Contact Randy: (501) 499-1991.

3 BEDROOM, 2 baths, double car garage with patio. Great location! Sylvan Hills School District. 3 miles from air base, 2 ways to get to base, $550 deposit, $765 monthly. Contact L & J, (501) 590-5935 or (501) 231-5500.


MOBILE HOMES

Used Mobile Home for Sale $13,300 - Call501-653-3202.**


New Single Wides. $22,315 delivered! call501-653-3202before they are gone!**

TOP STORY >> Little Rock AFB hosts Arkansas Military Expo

By Airman Grace Nichols 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The free family-friendly Arkansas Military Expo is coming to Little Rock Air Force Base on Saturday, Sept. 17. Team Little Rock will be opening its gates to welcome community partners on the anniversary of the U.S Air Force.

“We are going to bring all facets of our military, our reservists, our citizen soldiers, our Guardsmen, our active duty, our civilians and our contractors and showcase what they bring to the fight on behalf of the state of Arkansas and the nation each and every day,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Brown, 19th Airlift Wing commander.

The event will include festivities such as aircraft demonstrations, static displays, a C-130J cargo drop demonstration and multiple vendors.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Vandenberg Gate opening at 9 a.m.

Aerial Events

C-130

The C-130 is a cargo aircraft capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

The C-130 can accommodate a wide variety of oversized cargo, including everything from utility helicopters and six-wheeled armored vehicles to standard palletized cargo and military personnel.

C-17 Globemaster III

The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. T-6

The T-6 is fully aerobatic and features a pressurized cockpit with an anti-G system, ejection seat and an advanced avionics package with sunlight-readable liquid crystal displays.

Warbirds

Warbirds are retired military aircraft that have been restored to flying condition.

MQ-1B Predator

The MQ-1 is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.

In addition to the wide-array of aircraft on display, there will be other events and activities including bouncy castles and static displays, providing fun for the whole family. 

“This surrounding community has built this base,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Bennett, 19th AW vice commander. “Doing things like the Arkansas Military Expo this fall is just one little way we can say thank you and communicate how much we value that partnership just a little bit more.”

TOP STORY >> Public Health teams up with ADH on mosquito control

By Tammy Reed 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Zika virus, and the associated health effects, is a fast growing public health concern and the base along with local medical officials are working to ensure we are prepared.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Health and personnel from the 19th Aerospace Medical Squadron Public Health flight met at the 19th Medical Group on July 27, 2016, for training on mosquito-borne illnesses and educating the public about them. 

“The training not only focused on Zika, but more importantly on the mosquito, the vector that transmits the virus. Mosquitoes transmit more than just Zika. Here in Arkansas mosquitos have the potential to transmit diseases such as West Nile, Dengue and a multitude of other viruses. Currently there have been no reported cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in Arkansas.  However, there have been six reported cases of travel associated Zika within the state,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Earl Thomas, 19th AMDS Public Health Flight Commander.  

The training also focused on vector surveillance and control along with disease prevention.  They discussed how to determine which types of mosquitoes are present through the use of traps and surveying for larva in water sources. 

“We have submitted over 800 samples from LRAFB and surrounding counties for disease testing.  So far all have tested negative for disease,” Thomas said.

Finally, different avenues on how to educate the public about preventing mosquitoes from breeding around homes was discussed. 

“One of the keys to controlling the mosquito species that transmits Zika and other diseases is understanding that they prefer man-made habitats and do not fly far from where they breed,” he said.  “These mosquitoes are actually breeding close by, in environments we [help] create around our homes and workplaces.”

Health experts emphasized looking around homes and removing any standing water.  Everything from a small children’s pool in the backyard and water puddling on tarps, to clogged gutters and planters with water in trays are prime breeding grounds for these mosquitoes.  Taking action to eliminate these breeding areas is the most effective means of controlling these mosquitoes.

Keeping mosquitoes from breeding is key; but once mosquitoes have developed, the next important step is not to be bitten. 

“The key to insect repellants is to use products tested for safety and effectiveness.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend several effective compounds such as DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 and Oil of lemon eucalyptus, Thomas said. “Using products that contain these compounds and using them according to the label is the safest and most effective way to reduce the risk of mosquito bites when outside.” 

The community can augment personal protection methods mentioned above with other readily available products.

“The little fans that you clip on that release DEET are great for sitting on your deck or in the bleachers at a sports event,” Thomas said. “The citronella products also help to keep them away from you.  Unlike many other species, these mosquitoes don’t fly just during twilight, they will fly and feed during the day as they require a meal. 

“Mosquitoes are attracted to our breathing, specifically the (carbon dioxide) we breathe out, and our body heat. They are specially adapted to search us, or any other warm-blooded meal out,” he said. “Whether you are at work (outside),  sitting in the shade of your deck, working in your garden or out for a walk make sure you take proper precautions; if not, you are just ringing their ‘dinner bell.’” 

For more information on the Zika virus and avoiding mosquito bites, contact the 19th AMDS Public Health office or visit www.cdc.gov/zika/.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

CLASSIFIEDS >> 081916


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.


SERVICES

DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. 1-888-733-7165, call us toll FREE 24/7.**


HELP WANTED

LOCAL DISTRIBUTION Center looking for 10-15 people to set up and display in customer service, 2nd shift. No experience, $725 week, weekly pay. Call for interview at (501) 605-1851.

entry level police officer.  – NLRPD  - TRAINING DATES: Fri., 9-23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. OR  Sat. , 9-24, 2016 8 a.m. Annual salary $38,600 or $3,216 per mo. Exc. Benefits Pkg. Deadline to apply 4 p.m. Fri. September 2, 2016. • U.S. Citizen  • Age 21 and no more than 45 by date of hire. HS graduate or equiv. • Current valid DL. Documents required w/City application: Birth certificate, Current valid DL. HS diploma or equiiv, DD214 if applicable, Original transcript for credit for any training and/or courses above the H.S. level. MUST APPLY online: www.nlrpolice.org Click on “Join Our Team”. Questions? contact Officer Carmen Helton: 501-812-5106. As an EOE, NLRPD is actively seeking black and female applicants.**

General Clerks Wanted: Allied Government Solutions, AGS is hiring for full time 1st & 2nd shift positions at the Arkansas Passport Center in Hot Springs. Starting wage up to $11.90/hr. Employer-Paid Benefits Package.  U.S. Citizenship & HS Degree Required, Ability to pass government-required credit check & security clearance. Email resume to: Jobs-AR@alliedgov.com or fax resume to 603-772-1930.**

25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW at Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! EARN $900 PER WEEK! PAID CDL TRAINING! All costs covered! 1-877-649-3153. drive4stevens.com.**

DRIVERS – NORTHWEST, CENTRAL and EAST Ar area. TEAMS - START 50 CPM! NEED ASAP! FedEx Ground Contractor needs Class A CDL drivers for team runs. SIGNING BONUS ON DAY ONE. Premium mileage pay,  great benefits. HOME 2 DAYS PER WEEK. Apply today. Must have 1 yr. of experience, and be able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100 or email: drivenow@outlook.com.**

DRIVERS OTR - $5000 Sign on bonus! Home every weekend, Great benefits (after 60 days), Blue Cross (driver pays 50%) Vision, Dental, 401K, paid holidays & vacation, quarterly safety bonus. Local family owned & operated. Must be 23 years of age and have valid class A CDL & verifiable 2 yrs OTR. ThompsonTrans.net, or call (501) 228-8800.**

LOST & FOUND

FOUND: PART of engagement ring, approx. 6/9 or 10 in front of Shopette. Contact Sgt. Carter @ (501) 987-5351.


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.


LAWN & FARM

END OF Summer Grass Pricing! Bermuda $1.35sq yd* Meyers Z -52 Zoysia $2.50/sq yd* Prices are COD on full truck loads in the LR area. Call 800-458-4756.**


MISC.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS UP TO $25,000 per household with Government Money set aside for these improvements.! WANTED 10 Homes needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS! Save Hundreds of $$$$!!!! *Free Estimate. Payments $59/Mo. No money down. Senior and Military discounts 866-668-8681* wac.**

Panther Creek Carports – 10x 20x7 Factory direct, $598. Offer good through Aug 31st. Call 1-501-835-7222 OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR | Since 1976 Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

CABOT: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Great location, close to everything. Approximately 1400 sq. ft., $1,025 rent with $1,025 deposit. Call (501) 628-1225.


MOBILE HOMES

Used Mobile Home for Sale $13,300  - Call 501-653-3202.**


New Single Wides.  $22,315 delivered! call 501-653-3202 before they are gone!**

TOP STORY >> One man, three wars, four services

By Senior Airman Harry Brexel
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Few Americans can say they served in three major wars, fewer still can say they were a member of four different branches of the U.S. military. However, Ret. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Earl “Sam” Puckett has achieved both. 

His journey began in 1943, as a 17-year-old Arkansan who enlisted in the U.S. Navy — little did Puckett know, Uncle Sam had different plans for him. Before he was able to begin training at naval boot camp, he was chosen as a volunteer to enlist into the U.S. Marines instead. 

“I remember leaving for the (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) Parris Island in South Carolina,” Puckett said. “I don’t think I heard a kind word my entire time there.” 

Upon graduating, Puckett made the journey across the U.S. and Pacific Ocean to Saipan. Within one year of enlisting, Puckett entered the fight in World War II as a member of the 2nd Marine Division.

Fighting became brutal and prolonged. Japanese soldiers launched a massive banzai infantry charge and routine tasks made the difference between life and death. 

“I first fought in Saipan as a beach bastion,” Puckett said. “We had to get to the beach by jumping off our main vessel into a smaller boat. I carried a bazooka, a clip, two canteens and two days’ rations. If you didn’t make it onto the boat, you didn’t make it at all.” 

Following Saipan, Puckett fought on Iwojima and then Okinawa.  

After his extensive tour in Japan, Puckett’s enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps came to an end. However, he returned home as a different person.

“I didn’t want to be around people,” Puckett said. “I was only comfortable around other military folks.” 

After only five months as a civilian, Puckett decided to join the military again. This time, he enlisted into the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 759th Military Police Battalion in Berlin, Germany. 

“In 1948, the Russians blocked the roads and railways into parts of Berlin,” Puckett said. “But the U.S. Air Force provided rations to the Germans in need. There’s no telling how many missions U.S. troops flew to help the citizens of Berlin.” 

On the first day of the Berlin Airlift, or Operation Vittles, approximately 100 U.S. Air Force C-47s made 32 flights into Berlin with 80 tons of cargo, mainly powdered milk, flour and medicine. 

Soon after his tour in Germany, Puckett returned home and left the Army. He then joined the U.S. Air Force, which became a separate military service branch from the Army in 1947.  

In the Air Force, Puckett returned to Germany and briefly fought in Korea on combat search and rescue helicopters, such as the Sikorsky H-19 “Chickasaw.”

Upon returning home and working at multiple stateside bases, Puckett soon left for Asia. This time, he arrived to fight in the Vietnam War. 

“Throughout the early 1960s, I fought in the Vietnam War but I spent the majority of my time in Laos and Cambodia,” Puckett said. 

Puckett worked in communications during the Vietnam War. As American involvement in the conflict increased, so did the support for information transmission systems, such as radar.   

“I was lucky to make it home,” Puckett said. “I’ll never forget how awful the weather was and the friends I lost.” 

After serving more than 27 years, Puckett retired in the grade of master sergeant, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Soon after retiring, Puckett obtained a bachelor’s degree in education and became a history teacher.  

Puckett now works as a substitute teacher and spends his time with his two children and wife of more than 60 years.

“If I had the option of doing it all over again, I would,” Puckett said. 

An inspiration for current and future generations, Puckett’s story still inspires others today.  His grand-nephew currently serves at Little Rock AFB, and his great grandchildren listen to his memoirs in awe. 

“Opportunities to hear stories from the Greatest Generation are fleeting,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Puckett, 714th Training Squadron commander. “Some of my greatest moments are listening to my grandpa and great uncle talk about why they served and their willingness to serve.” 

TOP STORY >> Improved security measures implemented at base ECP

By Airman Kevin Sommer Giron
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Little Rock Air Force Base is implementing an Air Force-wide requirement of the REAL ID Act to its installation access policies beginning Sept. 15 in accordance with Public Law 109-13, 49 U.S.C., Section 30301 and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 6, Part 37.

The act establishes minimum security standards for license issue and production. Additionally, it prohibits federal agencies from accepting driver’s licenses and ID cards from states that do not meet the Act’s minimum standards.  

“The REAL ID ACT enhances security by improving the reliability of state-issued identification documents and helps prevent a person’s ability to evade detection by using a fraudulent form of ID,” said Jeffery Bardsley, 19th Security Forces Squadron visitor center section chief. 

Arkansas and 23 other states have an extension allowing federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses from their states until Oct. 10, 2016.  Currently, Minnesota, Washington and the U.S. territory of the American Samoa do not meet minimum standards. 

As a result, state-issued identification cards or driver’s licenses from these states will no longer be accepted at any Air Force installation, unless it is an enhanced drivers licenses.

Though ID cards, which do not meet security and data-collection guidelines, will not be accepted, alternate forms of identification will be allowed. Alternatives include a valid U.S. or foreign government-issued passport, an employment authorization document containing a photograph, or ID cards issued by government agencies that include a photo and biometric information.

The most significant demographic impacted by this implementation will be non-DoD affiliated personnel or guests who do not possess personal identity verification credentials.  

According to Air Force officials, all individuals attempting to gain access to an Air Force installation without a DoD ID card will be subject to a routine background check.

Those who do not have the accepted documentation for installation access will not be permitted to enter the base without an approved escort.

“We take the safety of our service members, civilians and their families very seriously,” Bardsley said. “The security of our people is one of the Air Force’s highest priorities.”

TOP STORY >> Training squadron receives extraordinary achievement

By Airman Kevin Sommer Giron
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Service members assigned to the 314th Maintenance Squadron were recognized for an accomplishment not often witnessed in the aircraft maintenance world Aug. 11 at Little Rock Air Force Base.

This achievement, commonly known as a Black-Letter Initial, occurs when an aircraft flies with zero minor discrepancies. Most aircraft fly with few minor discrepancies that pose little to no effect while in flight. 

“I’ve been in the military for 17 years, and I’ve never seen a Black-Letter in my career,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chad Bond, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead production.

In every aircraft, there are forms where all discrepancies are written. Those discrepancies are marked by red symbols indicating the flying status of a specific aircraft by an aircraft inspector. 

When there are no red marks, the dedicated crew chief initials the forms, marking the accomplishment and stating the aircraft is 100 percent ready to fly. 

The most recent aircraft to achieve this milestone was a 1998 model C-130J Tail No. 1355, one of the oldest aircraft in the 314th Airlift Wing fleet. 

“This aircraft has taken a majority of the training missions in the 314th AW which is indicated by its estimated flight hours,” Bond said. 

It’s easier to black-letter a new aircraft then it is an older one. The way this aircraft performs, to this day, speaks volumes of the kind of maintenance the 314th AW maintainers perform, Bond said. 

“This is something I’ve never seen in my eight years in the Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Barnes, 314th Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief of C-130J Tail No. 1355. “It’s an honor to be a part of this, especially with an aircraft that has so many flying hours.”

Assigned crew chiefs to Tail No. 1355 are: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Autry, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Barnes and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Shanklin.

“Shanklin took the initiative,” Barnes said. “He recognized that we only had a few maintenance write ups left and took care of it. He put his blood, sweat and tears into the aircraft for the Black-Letter.”

According to the 314th AW factsheet, the 314th AW provides the world’s best C-130 Combat Airlift training to maintainers and pilots. Quality training is what leads to the success of the mission and achievements performed by the individuals working on the aircraft. 

“It is the will of the maintainers and crew chiefs that made this happen, but there are a lot more moving parts that made this achievement possible,” Bond said. “It would never happen without the help and support of the 19th Airlift Wing, the 314th Maintenance Group as a whole and the people of Little Rock Air Force Base.”