Thursday, July 17, 2014
SNCO Induction Ceremony
The 2014 SNCO Induction ceremony will be held at the Double Tree hotel in Little Rock Aug. 22. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starts 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Chief Master Sgt. John Spillane.
Munitions Storage Area closure
The Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 1-26 for the semi-annual 100 percent stockpile inventory. During this time, the MSA will only process emergency requests. Please forward all questions to Master Sgt. Dunlap at (501) 987-6031.
Firing range complex off limits
The Combat Arms small arms firing range complex on Little Rock Air Force Base is off limits to all unauthorized personnel. Anyone requiring access to the ranges or surrounding areas during and after duty hours is required to contact the range control in building 1393 or at (501) 987-6861 prior to entry as per posted guidance at the range entrance.
Clarification in dental care
DoD guidance restricts dental care at Little Rock Air Force Base to active-duty members only, except in extreme emergency situations. Space available care for retirees is permitted, however, opportunities are very limited. For more information, call the dental clinic at (501) 987-7304.
Base construction is underway. The Harris Road base entrance is currently being updated and is on schedule to be open in late August. The Arnold Drive base entrance construction will begin when the Harris gate is complete. 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 on Vandenberg until completion of the construction work. Updates will be posted on http://www.facebook.com/LittleRockAirForceBase, and https://twitter.com/LRAFB.
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.