Friday, June 13, 2014

BRIEFS >> 071014

Squadron changes of commands

Today, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron, 2 p.m., B-239 base fire department.
Monday, 19th Communications Squadron, 2 p.m., Hangar 1080.
Wednesday, 19th Contracting Squadron assumption of command, 9 a.m., Hangar 1080.
Wenesday, 19th Maintenance Squadron, 11 a.m., Thomas Community Activity Center.
July 21, 19th Medical Support Squadron, 3:30 p.m., Hangar 1080.

Town Hall scheduled for July 22

Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing and installation commander, will be hosting a town hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 22 via the Little Rock Air Force Base Facebook page. This town hall will be topic focused and cover construction and base infrastructure concerns. Visit to join the event.
A full description and list of Rules of Engagement can be found on the base website
At this time, town hall questions can be posted in advance on the event wall. If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Public Affairs at (501) 987-5855.

Sports/School Physicals

The 19th Medical Group is currently scheduling Sports/School Physicals for the summer and upcoming school year. Call the appointment line at (501) 987-8811 to schedule your appointment. Due to high demand, appointments typically are filled quickly. Call soon to guarantee your appointment!

Harris Road gate closure

A contract was awarded for gate construction June 16, beginning with the Harris Road Gate. Work is scheduled to commence 45 days thereafter on the Arnold Drive Gate. Work has not started at this time. Keep checking the Combat Airlifter or Facebook page for updates.
During construction on the Arnold Drive Gate, the entire gate will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic. During this time, traffic will be directed to the Vandenberg Road Gate and the Harris Road Gate, which will assume 24-hour operations until completion of the work at Arnold Drive. Following the completion of Arnold Drive, work will begin on Vandenberg. During this time traffic will be reduced to one lane inbound and one lane outbound until completion of the construction work.

Base Pool Closure

The Little Rock Air Force Base pool will be closed until further notice. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at (501) 987-3365.

Program application change

The Base Education Service Offices no longer assist active-duty enlisted Airmen who want to apply to the Basic Officer Training Program. Instead, Airmen must apply to BOT through the Air Force Portal page managed by Air Force Recruiting Service.
AFRS also announced that they will no longer accept waivers for not achieving the minimum grade point average and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores for both civilian and active-duty members.
Active-duty members applying for a commission through the BOT Program, please review your eligibility status and if eligible, submit your application through sharepoint.
The Education Center will no longer sign-off on AF Form 56; that portion may now be signed by the member’s supervisor, first sergeant, or commander.

Pediatric Clinic space available

The 19th Medical Group has current openings in Pediatrics due to patient capacity realignment.
If your children are TRICARE Prime beneficiaries assigned to an off-base provider and you would like to enroll them to the Little Rock AFB Pediatric Clinic, please call HUMANA at (800) 444-5445.
Choose the option to change Primary Care Managers.

Property tax payments

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Southwest Office and Jacksonville Office will no longer accept property tax payments. Please contact the Pulaski County tax collection division at (501) 340-6040 or visit

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