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. 

TOP STORY >> Father’s love, son’s triumph

By Airman Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example,” said Benjamin Disraeli. 

For one family, the legacy of vowing to protect and defend America is passed on from father to son. 

The Evans family journey began with their son’s appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Master Sgt. Paul Evans, 19th Security Forces Squadron logistics superintendent, has encouraged his son, David, to do his best and always lead the way – something that came naturally to his son. 

“He’s always had an interest in the military,” Sergeant Evans said. “He’s always been the leader of the pack.”

In 2004, Sergeant Evans adopted his son, David. Without fully realizing the dedication and the strength their relationship would foster in each other at the time of the adoption, Sergeant Evans can reflect on their time together with pride.

“Growing up, I always thought it was the coolest thing that my dad was in the military,” said David, a native of Browns Mills, N.J. “As I grew up I realized (patriotism) was about serving our country and a love for the nation.”

Back in the era of the battle dress uniform, Sergeant Evans would polish his boots to a high shine, while he and David would watch old World War II movies. These little moments helped David develop a strong bond with his father and a love for the military. 

“I would meet him and his mom at a park on base while I was on patrol and I’d let him climb around the patrol car, that really helped grow his admiration for the Air Force and law enforcement,” Sergeant Evans said. 

To further his development and deepen his life experiences, David entered the Boy Scouts and eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout while in high school. 

Upon starting high school, David joined the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, to get a taste of the military. 

“I felt the need to join JROTC because I really want to serve my nation and be the best I can be,” David said. 

During his senior year at Cabot High School, David was accepted to the USAFA. Now a graduate, he looks forward to the trials and adventures the USAFA will offer. 

“Even though I am excited to be accepted, no one is more proud than my dad,” David said.

As David prepares for the USAFA he reflects on the love, support, and guidance his father invested in him. 

“I’m looking forward to changing from an eagle to a falcon,” David said. 

Fathers raise their children hoping to pass something on. For the Evans family, that legacy will be serving in the military.

“Looking back at how my wife and I raised him, it’s obvious that the Air Force core values played its part,” Sergeant Evans said. “We are very proud he will be serving his country as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.” 

Friday, June 9, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 060917

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.


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.**

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for TMC Transportation!   Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training! 1(501)557-6171. DRIVEDDA.COM.**


AUCTIONS

CAINE AUCTION - Sat. June 17th @ 9:00 am CST,  729 HWY 64 West. Wynne, AR, 72396. BULL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC, relocated to their new facility and everything in the old dealership must go!!!. Partial list: Antique Vehicles, Memorabilia, Signs, Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Trade ins, Boats, Tractors, Toys!! Details,pics,TERMS & list go to: www.lynncain.com and click on “Upcoming Auctions”. 10% buyers premium onsite. Internet bidding avail @proxibid.com. 15% buyers premium online. Joey@lynncain.com Joey Cain, 501-258-5518. Lic.#2041.**

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.**

ABSOLUTE AUCTION - JIM CAMP ESTATE SAT. JUNE 10TH, 2017 9:00AM, 1166 HWY 82 WEST,  STAMPS, AR 71860. Enclosed Cargo Trailers, Motorhome w/ 6K Miles, Antiques, Pedal Cars, Old Signs, Pottery Furn., Coca-Cola Products, Old Farm Tools, BB Guns, Household,  50 New Tricycles,  20 New Deep Fryers,  Mechanic Tools & Toolboxes, Terms: Cash or Check. 10% Buyer’s Premium. #1030 John Nutt 903-824-0581 Kelly Nutt 903-824-3445 www.NuttAuction.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

TAN DOONEY & Bourke purse, $70;  almost new D & B purse, blue, $95 obo./ MWT Brahmin crossbody w/dust bag, pink, $200, all clean, good, almost new cond., smoke free, need gone now. (501) 944-5346.

LEXMARK LASER all-in-one printer w/o box, $180 obo.; 2 working color TVs, $75 & $60 obo.; women’s boots, sz. 5 new in box, $80; XL & XS scrubs & lab jackets, various prices. Need gone now! (501) 944-5346.

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

GET YOUR SPRING GRASS ON!! Bermuda $1.25/sq yd* Meyers Z-52 Zoysia - $2.50/sq yd* Prices are COD on full truck loads in the LR area. Call 800-458-4756. Double Springs.**

WANTED - 10 HOMES In your county needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For Our before and after brochure.  Offer good for brick, frame or mobile homes. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for our 2017 brochure. No money down financing. Payments *$89/Mo. Free estimates. Senior/Military discounts. wac CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.

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.**


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.


HOUSES FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL HOME in Cabot! Please see full ad w/pics on MilitaryByOwner.com, search by MBO402659. Call or email us before it’s gone!

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 >> Bioenvironmental: Airmen ensure safe working conditions

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

When illness prevention comes to mind, some people may imagine doctors working in a lab searching for cures to formidable diseases. However, the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineers are unsung scientists, chemists and microbiologists who specialize in identifying potential health hazards in the workplace and surrounding areas.

“Daily operations can vary from conducting radiation surveys, testing water and air samples, to responding to hazardous emergency,” said Senior Airman Ivan Monroy, 19th AMDS bioenvironmental engineer. “In an emergency response, we drop everything we’re doing and load up our vehicles to respond to the scene and complete the mission.” 

Prevention is their focus and the partnerships they have with on and off base agencies are vital to the health of Team Little Rock. From the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Fire Department to local authorities and the FBI, the Airmen work to eliminate carcinogens and other harmful illnesses through identification, isolation and testing. 

A huge part of their job is acquiring the knowledge needed, and forming an impenetrable bond to protect one another from harm since they often face dangerous situations. 

“We are a family,” said Master Sgt. Peter Stein, 19th AMDS bioenvironmental flight chief. “When we are fully suited for a hazardous response, there’s only 45 minutes of air in the tanks; we need to watch out for one another incase an Airman runs out of air.”

Every tool in the bioenvironmental arsenal is strategically employed for the detection of various pollutants and radiation in the environment. Tools are used to survey ventilation systems for uncontaminated airflow, check water potential hydrogen levels for pollutants and equip deploying service members with lifesaving gas masks.

Their expertise ensures healthy working conditions so the environment is not adversely affected by harmful resources. 

“One thing I stress to my Airmen is how important they are,” Stein said. “They may not be the doctor who is treating the cancer, but they are the technicians who are preventing the cancer from happening in the first place.”

TOP STORY >> Therapists stretch limitations of Airmen

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

Flexibility is the key to Combat Airlift in more ways than one. By pushing and pulling Airmen both physically and mentally, Little Rock Air Force Base physical therapy technicians stretch Airmen to a better state of health.

Senior Airman Hessen Martinez Cruz, 19th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, works to ensure every patient who comes into the physical therapy clinic is rehabilitated to the best of his ability.

When Airmen suffer from illness or injury, their motor functions can often be adversely compromised. Physical therapy technicians work closely with patients to help them heal and promote overall wellness by helping restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain. 

Martinez Cruz’s approximate 50 patients a day are ensured the best care the Air Force can provide. 

“I have had patients with their knees completely broken and swollen to the point where it looks like you shouldn’t even touch it,” Martinez Cruz said. “They start out on crutches, not being able to put weight on a knee and we get them to the point where they are able to walk.”

From identifying problems to developing and implementing a care plan, physical therapy specialists like Martinez Cruz work with patients as long as necessary so they can resume healthy, active lifestyles.

“The Little Rock Air Force Base clinic doesn’t limit you to a certain amount of visits,” Martinez-Cruz said. “We make sure we’ve helped you as much as we can before we let you go. Once you are well enough to fulfill the mission and a fitness assessment, we incorporate you back into normal duties.”

Rehabilitation isn’t only a way to re-accomplish the mission, it’s a way that gets Airmen back to their lifestyles.

“The clinic is focused on getting Airmen not only back to the mission and the physical assessment, but also for them to be able to enjoy things like family, play with the kids and live a normal life,” Martinez Cruz said.

The dedication Martinez Cruz has towards his patients does not go unnoticed.

“Senior Airman Martinez Cruz is a true professional,” said Staff Sgt. Ralph Hallmon, 19th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician. “He approaches each interpersonal encounter with immense enthusiasm. With his presence, the physical therapy technician career field has truly improved. He exemplifies the notion of dedicated Airman and embodies our core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do.” 

Martinez Cruz, a Cuban-native, joined the U.S. Air Force with the intention of commissioning.

“I am very grateful to the Air Force for all of the opportunities that I have had and also for the opportunities I have ahead of me and reach for,” Martinez Cruz said.

Until then, Martinez Cruz will be working diligently as a physical therapy technician here.

The base physical therapy clinic is open Monday through Friday 7:30am to 2:30 pm. 

For information on a referral to the physical therapy clinic, contact your primary care manager.

TOP STORY >> Little Rock AFB IMSO earns AF level award

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

The 714th Training Squadron International Military Student Office was recognized as the 2016 U.S. Air Force IMSO Team of the Year in the small activities category for their service to more than 100 international students. 

“This is the first time the office has won an award like this,” said Master Sgt. Larry Holland, 714th Training Squadron IMSO NCOIC. “It goes to show that we might be a small office but we have a gigantic footprint.”

As leaders of the largest international training program, the 714th TRS IMSO plays a vital role in the 314th Airlift Wing’s Center of Excellence, a C-130 training school, where students learn career-specific fundamentals of Combat Airlift.

While international students learn technical skills at the school house, the IMSO is tasked with easing the transition from their respective countries to the United States.

Holland, along with Maj. Jonathon Ferricher and Master Sgt. Stephanie Erskine, facilitated everything from the student’s transportation and documents to their morale and understanding of the American culture.

“We are the first and last people they see at the airport,” Holland said. “We have a really big impact on how they feel about Americans as a whole and that is ultimately our big picture: to make them feel comfortable with being in America, so they can enjoy their experience.”

Winners of the IMSO Team of the Year award show exceptional job performance and support to international students by effectively managing any issues the students and their dependents face.

They also take initiative in implementing the field studies program. A program designed to immerse students into American culture through events and outings on base and in the local area. 

The office of three may be small, but their support reaches hundreds of students from all around the globe annually, helping strengthen partnerships with more than 47 allied nations. 

“The IMSO award let us know that we were successful in trying to make the students feel at home,” Erskine said. “Partnerships are what makes us a cohesive unit at home and in contingency operations.” 

Friday, June 2, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 060217

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.

CONWAY  AR - GUN SHOW -  June 3-4, 2017, Faulkner Co. Fairgrounds Expo Center, Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun,9am - 4pm.  Guns, Knives, Ammo, Militaria, Lg. Selection new/used rifles, shotguns,& handguns. G&S   Promotions, 1-918-659-2201. $2.00 OFF admission with this ad.*$2 OFF for Active Duty & Retired Military w/ id.**

WANTED - 10 HOMES In your county needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For Our before and after brochure. Offer good for brick, frame or mobile homes. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for our 2017 brochure. No money down financing. Payments *$89/Mo. *Free estimates. Senior/Military discounts. wac CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.**


HELP WANTED

DIRECT CARE POSITIONS - Provide support to individuals, including assistance with daily & Personal care. Excellent Benefits. Qualified candidates MUST APPLY ONLINE: jobs.thementornetwork.com. NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge, 15000 Hwy 98, Benton Ar 72019. Drug-free work environment. Clean Background & MVR • EOE.**

YOUTH HOME IS HIRING! COOK - FULL TIME TEACHER – FT MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST – FT NURSE RN/LPN – FT DIRECTOR OF NURSING RN – FT. APPLY AT: www.YouthHome.org EOE Drug-free Workplace.**

Harris Insulation @ Lonoke is hiring experienced installers or anyone willing to learn must have current drivers license and dependable transportation starting pay $11hour or more based on experience. Call Jimmy Harris @ 501-412-3210.**

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for TMC Transportation!   Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training! 1(501)557-6171. DRIVEDDA.COM.**

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

CAINE AUCTION - Sat. June 17th @ 9:00 am CST,  729 HWY 64 West. Wynne, AR, 72396. BULL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC, relocated to their new facility and everything in the old dealership must go!!!. Partial list: Antique Vehicles, Memorabilia, Signs, Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Trade ins, Boats, Tractors, Toys!! Details,pics,TERMS & list go to: www.lynncain.com and click on “Upcoming Auctions”. 10% buyers premium onsite. Internet bidding avail @proxibid.com. 15% buyers premium online. Joey@lynncain.com Joey Cain, 501-258-5518. Lic.#2041.**

PUBLIC AUCTION - BILL JUNIOR AUTO SALES 1910 DEWITT HENRY DRIVE • BEEBE, AR.  72012 SAT., JUNE 3, 2017, 10:00 A.M., SELL OUT Remaining  Autos, , Shop Tools, Car Lifts,  MORE! TRAVEL TRAILER, BOAT, OTHER ITEMS SHOP AND HOME RELATED, too much too list! For info, terms, directions, go to: Auctionzip.com 19078 www.NealDavisAuctioneers.com for info: NEAL DAVIS AUCTION & REALTY CO. PB 6564, AALB #1, 501-940-2138.**


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

TAN DOONEY & Bourke purse, $70;  almost new D & B purse, blue, $95 obo./ MWT Brahmin crossbody w/dust bag, pink, $200, all clean, good, almost new cond., smoke free, need gone now. (501) 944-5346.

LEXMARK LASER all-in-one printer w/o box, $180 obo.; 2 working color TVs, $75 & $60 obo.; women’s boots, sz. 5 new in box, $80; XL & XS scrubs & lab jackets, various prices. Need gone now! (501) 944-5346.

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.**

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.**


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: 1,750 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 your kids. No pets, $800 month, references required. Call (501) 400-4727 or (501) 864-9954.

ROOM RENTAL in Cabot, AR. Call (501) 605-3096 for full details.


HOUSES FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL HOME in Cabot! Please see full ad w/pics on MilitaryByOwner.com, search by MBO402659. Call or email us before it’s gone!

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.


MOBILE HOMES


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

TOP STORY >> Mobility Airmen apply pressure to AMC C-130J fleet

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

Classic Rock plays in the background as three Airmen piece together one of the most important safety features of a C-130J. Though the pressure is on, and one error could cause fatal consequences, they are cool, calm and focused on the task at hand.

Their task is simple: rebuild C-130J carbon brakes used in aircraft across Air Mobility Command. 

In addition to carbon brakes, the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Hydraulics Centralized Repair Facility is responsible for repairing all fluid, air and gas-pressured devices on the C-130J fleet. 

As the only CRF in AMC, the 19th AMXS Hydraulics Shop is the sole provider of C-130J hydraulic repairs, saving the U.S. Air Force millions of dollars annually. 

These hydraulic specialists saved approximately $2.5 million in repair costs for fiscal year 2017, while maintaining production within the world’s largest Air Force.

“We have a two-fold scope,” said Tech. Sgt. Aaron Brown, 19th AMXS NCO in charge of Hydraulics CRF. “We handle the isochronal inspections for any aircraft that comes in from the 19th Airlift Wing and 314th Airlift Wing. We also overhaul all unserviceable hydraulic components.”

Similar to a flight physical, an isochronal inspection is a thorough exam of an aircraft based on the amount of flight hours it has.  

Its preventative maintenance ensuring aircraft parts are repaired before they become unserviceable.

“When a part comes in, we’ll tear down the component, do our initial inspection and per overhaul instruction, order new pieces and send other pieces to be serviced at other maintenance shops,” Brown said. 

Hydraulics Airmen work hand-in-hand with multiple maintenance shops on base to achieve their mission, including Non-destructive Inspections, Aircraft Electrical and Environment Systems, Aircraft Structural Maintenance and Component Maintenance.

Once all pieces of a part are repaired, Airmen perform intensive pressure testing before conducting a final inspection and sending it out to the supply system.

“The parts we supply are pivotal,” said Senior Airman Osaro Obayuwana, 19th AMXS Hydraulics CRF journeyman. “Brakes, actuators and accumulators: they are all super important in flight. If the aircraft has faulty brakes, it puts the aircrew in danger.” 

Hydraulics Airmen carry a huge responsibility not only on base but in support of contingency operations.  

“During deployments, we get leaned on for not only hydraulic tasks but crew chief tasks,” Brown said. “We always have Airmen deployed to Afghanistan, Africa and Germany, providing Combat Airlift and humanitarian relief.”

Without vital components the maintainers repair and provide, pilots wouldn’t be able to stop, steer and certain flight controls within the aircraft would lose functionality. 

“Loadmasters wouldn’t be able to perform air drops because the cargo door and ramp wouldn’t open,” Brown said. “The aircraft would be pretty much useless.” 

Regardless of the responsibility placed upon them, Hydraulics Airmen work in harmony. Their mission reaches across AMC and ultimately to all corners of the globe as they provide essential components to the work horse of the U.S. Air Force.     

TOP Story >> Main base roads construction begins

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

The base undergoes road construction annually to ensure safety and prevent driving hazards. CMSgt Williams Drive and Arnold Drive will be receiving an upgrade throughout the next few months.

“We’re trying to ensure the flow of traffic remains normal, but be prepared for any delays during construction,” said John Smith, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron project management chief.

CMSgt Williams Drive (June 5)

The improvements will be in five phases to minimize disrupting traffic flow. Information on the following phases will become available as the changes progress.

The first phase of construction on CMSgt Williams Drive will block off the parking lots of Bldg. 310 and 314. Parking will be available across the street near Bldg. 200.

Thomas Avenue will be available as an alternate route.

Entry and exit onto Avenue A east will be one lane to Bldg. 210 and 216.

The first phase is projected to be completed Sept. 3, 2017, but dates are subject to change due to weather and possible unforeseen site conditions.

Arnold Drive (June 12)

Construction on Arnold Drive will close all lanes between Sixth Street and the Child Development Center, Bldg. 1990. However, the CDC will be accessible from CMSgt Williams Drive. 

The initial maintenance on Arnold Drive is projected to finish Aug. 14, 2017.

“This is normal infrastructure improvement to maintain the roads,” said Mike Boyle, 19th CES engineering shop flight chief. “Regular upkeep helps prevent potholes and other problems from occurring to keep base personnel safe.”