Friday, December 2, 2016

CLASSIFIEDS >> 120216

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.

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.**
     

SERVICES

OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere.  No tanks to refill. No deliveries. Only 4.8 pounds and FAA approved for air travel!  May be covered by medicare. Call for FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**


HELP WANTED

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS NEEDED! LAND-O-FROST, Searcy, AR. Sign-on bonus,  Relocation negotiable, Comp. Wages and more!  Processing and Pkg. facility maint requ.: HSD/ GED, Min. 1 yr. electronic training from Accredited School, or 2 yrs equiv. work exp., able to work confined areas and varying temps. Packaging Maintenance Also need 1 yr. of electronic or multi-craft maintenance coursework with a minimum grade of C OR equiv. knowledge as verified by an Electrical Aptitude test, Interested? Please submit a resume to: stacy.looney@landofrost.com.**

DRIVERS. Join Our Team! $5000 Sign on bonus. 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.**


AUCTION

FARM & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AUCTION Thurs. - Fri, Dec, 8-9 Ñ 9AM. 2408 Hwy 64 W.,  Wynne, AR 72396. Equipment to sell at this auction? Live Online bid @proxibid.com. Details: www.witcherauctions.com. 870-238-1400 AALB#s 2100, 2101. 10% BP on first $2500 ea. item sold, $250 max BP per item.**

REAL ESTATE AUCTION- Fri., December 9th, 11 a.m. 3 BR with 1.46 AC m/l 3274 HWY 157, JUDSONIA, AR. Very nice 3 BR 1 Bath, carport, 2 nice storage buildings, across from White Co. Schools. Great first home or investment. Selling As-is, Terms: 10% Down Auction day. Balance due in cash at closing within 30 days. For more details, pics, directions, etc. Go to: www.nealdavisauctioneers.com or auctionzip.com ID 19078, Neal Davis, Broker/Auctioneer AALB #1, 501-940-2138 or Jason Davis, AALB #1202 at 501-454-3382.**


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.

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

Panther Creek ALL STEEL Carports 10 x 20, Protects against limbs, sun ,pollen, hail, tree sap, 90 mph winds and 20 lb snow load. $787. Call 1-501-835-7222 or 1-800-643-8728, OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.**

SAWMILLS from only $4,397 -MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE info/DVD:www.NorwoodSawmills.com.1-800-578-1363ext. 300N.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

JACKSONVILLE - 5 nice homes for rent, Starting at $700-$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.

1 BEDROOM apartment, handicap accessible, includes utilities, gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer hookups. Non-smoking, no pets, $650 month. (501) 680-5579.

2 BEDROOM upstairs apartment, kitchen/living room combo, stove, refrigerator. All Utilities included. TV room off bedrooms. Non-smoking, no pets. Private garage, $750 month. (501) 680-5579.

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath duplex, Cabot schools, fenced yard, washer/dryer hookups, 20 minutes from base. (501) 605-7502.


HOUSES FOR SALE

NEAR LRAFB, 1860 sq. ft. plus 800 sq. ft. garage. Lots of upgrades, newly remodeled kitchen, open floor plan, all appliances including washer & dryer, $149,900. (501) 286-7447, (501) 944-1220.


MOBILE HOMES

REPOSESSED 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.**

3b/2b Doublewide for Sale. $39,860 delivered! 501-653-3202.**


Must Sell Singlewide. $22,315 Delivered! 501-653-3202.**

BRIEFS >> 120216

Chapel seeks 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, but higher education is preferred. Background checks will be required as directed by DODI 1402. The award of this contract will be based upon the “best value” to the government. Bid documents including the Statement of Work, criteria of selection and general provisions can be obtained from the chapel building 950, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All sealed bids must be received no later than 9 a.m. Dec. 5, 2016.  Further information associated with duties and bid submission for this contract position can be obtained by contacting the base chapel at 501-987-6014.

Lost and found

Losing items can be frustrating, whether it’s bicycles, jewelry or wallets. Luckily, the 19th Security Forces Squadron investigations section handles the lost and found property for Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The  section has an updated list, viewable to the base populace, of items that have been found from 2012 to the present. To see the list of items or to provide information regarding who may own an item that was found, call 501-987-6977.

TOP STORY >> ‘Day of Infamy’ part of 19th AW history

By Jeremy Prichard
19th Airlift Wing Historian

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Second World War. Most Americans accept that the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor propelled the nation to war, and rightfully so: more than 2,400 Americans died and another 1,200 were wounded from that Japanese onslaught, while more than 300 planes and 18 ships were either destroyed, sunk or damaged. 

Yet this incident was only one component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “date which will live in infamy” speech delivered the following day. Alongside Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt referenced nearly simultaneous Japanese attacks across the Pacific stretching from Hong Kong to Guam to Wake Island that often attract little attention. 

Also overlooked are Japanese attacks on the Philippine Islands, where the 19th Bombardment Group – predecessor to today’s 19th Airlift Wing – sustained devastating losses at Clark Field only 10 hours after the raid on Pearl Harbor. It is worth recalling the harrowing trials of the 19th BG that culminated in the United States’ formal declaration of war against Japan.

The group moved its 35 B-17s from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Clark Field three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor in an effort to defend key strategic points in East Asia against purported Japanese aggression. When reports of Japanese activity in the skies increased in the weeks prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Eugene Eubank, 19th BG commander, ordered two of the Group’s bombardment squadrons – the 14th and the 93rd, with their combined 144 uniformed airmen and 16 B-17s – south to Mindanao Airfield at Del Monte for temporary duty, while the group’s 28th and 30th Bombardment Squadrons remained at Clark Field. 

When news of the attack on Pearl Harbor filtered throughout the Philippines, pilots at Clark Field were immediately placed on standby until further orders, before most had even sat down for breakfast. (It was Dec. 8 in the Philippines when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, but still Dec. 7 in the U.S.) 

To avoid being caught in an air raid, all planes able to take off from Clark Field were immediately ordered airborne. After circling the region for more than an hour with no sightings of Japanese forces, the Clark Field control tower radioed the “all clear” for aircraft to return. 

At 12:35 p.m. local time Dec. 8, as everyone at Clark Field focused on the short-notice assignment, air-raid sirens warned of Japanese aircraft nearby. Unfortunately for those on the ground, the alarm came too late as enemy planes were already overhead. Some spotted the aircraft formations just before the warning, but few could distinguish whether they were enemy planes until bombs began descending from them.

Two waves of Japanese bombers shattered hangars, demolished houses, ruined planes, and hollowed out craters across the installation. Following the bombing raids,  Japanese fighter pilots made repeated strafing runs across the airfield targeting anything not already razed. They concentrated on the B-17s positioned, to their disbelief, in open formation. 

The assault lasted nearly an hour, and the enemy had left Clark Field in tatters. Twelve of the 19 B-17s at Clark Field were destroyed. Only two that survived the attack needed routine maintenance in order to takeoff again; the rest required extensive repairs. The 24th Pursuit Group, also headquartered at Clark Field, lost several of its P-40 interceptors that never left the ground. Some aircraft were no longer recognizable. Thirty-one men from the 19th BG – 21 ground personnel and 10 flight crewmen – died from the events that day. 

President Roosevelt sought a declaration of war against the Japanese Empire nearly 12 hours after the attack on Clark Field, which the U.S. Congress quickly approved. The 19th BG continued operations in the region for another 10 months, during which time it suffered further casualties while others were taken prisoner and subjected to the horrors of the infamous Bataan Death March. Beginning in October 1942, what remained of the unit returned stateside for training.

In September 1945, not quite four years after the barrage on Clark Field, the 19th BG was present for Japan’s formal surrender. The group had earned numerous honors during the conflict, though at an alarming cost, none more so than on what many deem the blackest day in American military history. 

The U.S. and its Allies ultimately triumphed in war, but it is worth recognizing all service members – from all parts of the globe – who withstood or perished from the coordinated Japanese attacks on Dec 7 –8, 1941. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

CLASSIFIEDS >> 111816

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 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.**


SERVICES

OXYGEN - Anytime.  Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. Only 4.8 pounds and FAA approved for air travel!  May be covered by medicare. Call for FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**


HELP WANTED

We’re looking for a few good 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.**

MAINTENANCE POSITION - With Building & Grounds, & Light Electrical & plumbing. M-F 7am-4pm, great benefits & pay. Exp. with all-around maintenance is required. Stable work history. Clean background and MVR. Qualified candidates apply online at jobs.thementornetwork.com OR in person at: NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge, 15000 Hwy 98, Benton Ar 72019 • 501-594-5211 ext 8236 EOE.**

OWNER OPERATORS - COME DRIVE FOR US! IMCG Dedicated Lane LR & Surrounding Areas to Memphis,Local Run - Be Home Every Day! ANNUAL BONUSES, Must have 2 yrs. exp. if 23 yrs., 18 mos. if 24, 1 yr if 25 and up. Clean MVR, Refs, CSA Scores, Hazmat needed, we’ll help you get and reimburse! Apply Online www.imcg.com 901-567-3741.**

TWO DRIVERS NEEDED! PEAK SEASON FedEx TEAM DRIVERS with Class A CDL. EXCELLENT PAY AT .54cpm. HOME WEEKLY. CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT POSITON IF DESIRED. Apply today. Must have 1 yr. of experience and able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100 or email: drivenow@outlook.com.**

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.**


AUCTION

FARM & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AUCTION, Thurs. - Fri, Dec, 8-9 • 9AM. 2408 Hwy 64 West Wynne, AR 72396. Equipment to sell at this auction? Ad Deadline: Wed. Nov. 23. Live Online bidding @proxibid.com. Details: www.witcherauctions.com. 870-238-1400 AALB#’s 2100, 2101. 10% BP on first $2500 ea. item sold, $250 max BP per item.**


YARD SALES

YARD/JUNK SALE, 11/18 & 19, 160 Fairview Rd., off Hwy. 31, 1 mile south of Mt. Tabor, Lonoke. Everything must go!


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.

Panther Creek Carports – 10x 20x7 Factory direct, $598. Offer good through NOV 30th. Call 1-501-835-7222, OD Funk Manufacturing Inc., Sherwood, AR, Since 1976 Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads.**

SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - 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.**

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! 1-888-376-4323.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

JACKSONVILLE - 5 nice homes for rent, Starting at $700-$1,050. Call (501) 985-1177.

SHERWOOD - 4 Grant Oaks, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 sq. ft., double garage, fenced yard. No pets. Nice clean house in nice neighborhood, $900 month. (501) 834-1251.

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.

1 BEDROOM apartment, handicap accessible, includes utilities, gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer hookups. Non-smoking, no pets. Prefer mature couple or single, $750 month. (501) 680-5579.

2 BEDROOM upstairs apartment, kitchen/living room combo, stove, refrigerator. Utilities included. TV room off bedrooms. Non-smoking, no pets. Prefer mature adults. Private garage, $850 month. (501) 680-5579.

HOUSE FOR rent in Austin, 55 seconds from 67/167, 13 minutes to LRAFB, 5 minutes to Walmart, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, newly updated, fenced yard, 2-car garage, $975 month, $975 deposit. Pictures available. (501) 628-4237.


MOBILE HOMES

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.**

3b/2b Doublewide for Sale. $39,860 delivered! 501-653-3202.**


Must Sell Singlewide. $22,315 Delivered! 501-653-3202.**

BRIEFS >> 111816

Chapel seeks 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, but higher education is preferred. Background checks will be required as directed by DODI 1402. The award of this contract will be based upon the “best value” to the government.  Bid documents including the Statement of Work, criteria of selection and general provisions can be obtained from the chapel building 950, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  All sealed bids must be received no later than 9 a.m. Dec. 5, 2016.  Further information associated with duties and bid submission for this contract position can be obtained by contacting the base chapel at 501-987-6014.

Lost and found

Losing items can be frustrating, whether it’s bicycles, jewelry or wallets. Luckily, the 19th Security Forces Squadron investigations section handles the lost and found property for Little Rock Air Force Base. The  section has an updated list, viewable to the base populace, of items that have been found from 2012 to the present. To see the list of items or to provide information regarding who may own an item that was found, call 501-987-6977.

TOP STORY >> 375th AES forward deploys to LRAFB for aeromedical evacuation exercise

By Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A hallmark of the U.S. military is providing humanitarian support during natural disasters and emergencies in the United States and around the world.  

In order to continue providing elite care during crises, members from the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, forward deployed to Little Rock Air Force Base to establish an aeromedical staging location on Nov. 6 to exercise their preparedness as part of a simulated evacuation of more than 650 people as part of Little Rock AFB Inspection 17-1. 

“AE is a mission set that we are always on call for. In theater and during combat, most AE missions are single, stand-alone missions,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Angela Ochoa, 61st Airlift Squadron commander. “While at home, we must be ready to provide a larger response for natural events that could force us to respond in mass. Coordinating this type of response with all the agencies involved and exercising the entire Black Knight team with live AE teams is critical to our success if and when we are called upon to provide this rapid global mobility capability that actually saves lives.”

When the order of evacuation came, aircrews from the 19th Airlift Wing sprang into immediate action. Airmen from the 41st Airlift Squadron and 61st AS worked closely with the 375th AES to ensure timely and accurate plan of action was performed. The combined assets evacuated non-critical patients and demonstrated lifesaving care during simulated life threatening conditions.

With the recent transition from the C-130H model to the C-130J, the exercise tested and identified the differences between the C-130 variants and ensuring the flawless execution of aeromedical evacuation missions. The modifications to the current plan identified during the exercise will help potential future missions continue to be as successful as when the C-130H was used to perform these tasks. 

“Now that our transition is complete and we were able to exercise to the full level of effort while still supporting missions downrange, we were able to identify our strengths and weaknesses so we can tailor our training in the future,” Ochoa said. “We were able to exercise the entire Black Knight team and ensure everyone was able to exercise their part of this vital mission so that when we are called upon to execute we can. Most importantly, the team took pride in our ability to respond as required and now have the confidence to perform this vital mission anywhere, anytime.”  

TOP STORY >> Navajo Airman reminds community ‘We’re still here’


U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Letyraial Cunningham, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering journeyman, connects her professional role with her Navajo background by sharing her heritage with those she serves with. Cunningham is part of the 19.1 percent of women and 0.6 percent of Native Americans serving in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron)


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

Today’s U.S. Air Force operates with a small, but highly skilled, work force. Less than one percent of the U.S. population volunteers to enlist or commission in the military. Statistics show 19.1 percent of those service members are women, and only 0.6 percent of all service members are Native American.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Letyraial Cunningham, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering journeyman, connects her professional role with her Navajo background by sharing her heritage with those she serves with. 

Raised on a reservation in the southeast region of Utah, Cunningham grew up in a traditional Navajo home with her grandmother.

“My grandmother taught me the Navajo language and the importance of being a strong-willed and independent woman,” Cunningham explained. “My parents were constantly working so I had to be the person to go get groceries, pay the bills and take care of my siblings.”

With steadfast guidance from her grandmother, Cunningham learned the importance of the Navajo traditions and morals that would keep her committed to her heritage throughout her life. 

“My parents and grandmother were strict, they made sure I didn’t act irresponsibly and that helped me during basic training because I didn’t get noticed until the eighth week,” Cunningham said as she laughed. 

Among the many ceremonial traditions held by the Navajo people, pow-wows are one of the traditions Cunningham holds closest to her heart. The ceremony brings together members of her tribe and others to celebrate life, and is a great outlet for her to express herself through dance. 

“When I was three years old, I told my uncle I wanted to be involved; so he and his wife made me an outfit, and from then I started (dancing) and haven’t stopped,” Cunningham said with a smile. 

Tradition and spiritual belief run deep in the veins of those who hold them sacred. Each ceremony holds a special faith that speaks volumes to the culture being celebrated. 

“We have a strong belief in all living things and the importance of having respect for oneself and others,” Cunningham said. “It’s reflected on me, especially now that I have a son; I want to make sure I pass those things on to him as well.”

Much like Air Force heritage and tradition, Cunningham’s Navajo heritage is highly valued by family – it’s what ensures cultural beliefs stay strong through generations. However, Cunningham doesn’t limit this knowledge to her Navajo family. Instead, she extends her teaching to those who wish to understand the Navajo culture.

“I think it is very important to have different cultures within the Air Force,” Cunningham said. “Having diversity brings the world alive. Different people makes this world what it is today.”  

This desire to share her heritage with others has been a goal Cunningham has held since her enlistment into the Air Force. 

“I started by talking to my friends about who I am, how my tribe did things and how I grew up,” Cunningham said. “Over the years, I have expanded my outreach. Now I’m a part of the Native American Committee for Diversity Day, and every year I make a traditional Navajo dish at my squadron’s Native American luncheon.”

One of the main benefits of educating others about Native American culture and Navajo tradition is to help dispel stereotypes and help others gain insight and appreciation for this ethnic group. 

“When people meet Native Americans, I don’t want them having false assumptions,” Cunningham said. “Most tribes have different modernized lifestyles, so not all Native Americans live in a teepee, eat buffalo, wear buckskin or hunt.” 

Working closely with the American Indian Center of Arkansas, Cunningham helps raise awareness of the Native American culture within the base and the local communities. 

“Airman Cunningham is always ready to talk about her heritage and share her ideas about certain aspect of life,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mildred Nordman, 19th Civil Engineering Squadron superintendent. “I have learned quite a bit from her in the short time I have known her, and I don’t plan on stopping.”

Bringing her culture everywhere she goes, Cunningham is a constant reminder of the long and rich history of the Native American people still thriving in the U.S. to this day.  

The U.S. military values the uniqueness each service member brings to the mission. These different perspectives – either gained from cultural or ethnic differences or diverse mindsets – ensure new and innovative ideas are fostered and the force is unified by their devotion to their country, rather than divided by its differences.