Friday, August 11, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 081117

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.

GOVERNMENT BACKED HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN PROGRAM - Up to $25,000 for METAL ROOF,  SIDING  or WINDOWS.  No appraisal, no money down. ALL CREDIT ACCEPTED, Payments from $89/MO. 866-668-8681.**


SERVICES

OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED? Social Security Disability or SSI Been Denied? Never Give up! Appeal Today! You could be entitled to thousands of $$$ in back pay! Hearing Scheduled? No Attorney? Never go alone! No fee EVER unless you win! Fee attorney advice! 501-557-7384.**


HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING. Base pay $300-$600 per week. Commissions available.* Full/part-time jobs. Call (501) 605-1303 or text (501) 259-6430 for more information.

EXPERIENCED KENNEL help & sales (puppies). Arky Barky’s, 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK. Call Pat, (501) 944-6158.

FREE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR- Training Lake Hamilton Area Schools- Thursday, August 10th Lake Hamilton SD Training 9a-12p at Lake Hamilton Admin Board Room (205 Wolf St., Pearcy)  Applicants Must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age 2. Have a High School Diploma (minimum) 3. Pass FBI background check - Please Call for Instructions! Bring Driver’s License, SS Card, Proof of HS Diploma or College Transcript. For Info. Call 1-800-641-0140. SubTeachUSA.com.**

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

TEAMS – NEED ASAP! Harrison, LR & Memphis.  TOP PAY – 55 cpm , HOME 2 days per week, 4 weeks of vacation after 10 years • Signing Bonus Day One! CLASS A CDL TEAMS, DRIVE FOR FedEx GROUND Contractor! Great benefits! Must have 1 yr. of exp. and able to get doubles endorsement. 870-754-5100. DriveGTI.net.**


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

2 GREAT dogs, free to good home, male catahoula & female yellow lab. mix, both house trained & up to date on shots, great w/kids. (479) 847-6031, Butch or (316) 833-4438, Allison.


AUCTIONS

LIVE “on-site” Real Estate and Personal Property Auction - 14763 S. Nash, Alexander, AR. AUG. 19th @ 10 am, Saline County- Estate of Terry Poe, 20 AC, 4000 sf 3 br 2.5 ba 75% complete High ceilings, open living areas. 2 car garage, oversized & storage. Shop - 3600 sq. ft + upstairs. RE :TERMS: $20,000 Certified Funds, Sold “as-is” by seller confirmation, closing 30 days or sooner. Personal Property: All kinds of wood for cabinetry and furniture, equipment, & contents of shop. Old Bus and Ford flatbed. “Pre-offers and bids WELCOME” For more info contact: sold@jayatkins.com. Visit: auctionlook.com 501-664-0788. AALB 1491.**

AUCTION FRI., AUGUST 11, 2017 - 11 a.m. 1410 Beech Street, Beebe, AR. 3BR 2BA home with Siding, Apx 1527 s.f. +/-, PLUS 6,000 s.f.+/- NICE All Metal Building w/ stage and concession area. All Located on Apx. 2.06 AC M/L. CALL AUCTIONEERS AT 501-940-2138 OR 501-454-3382 FOR info, terms, directions, go to: Auctionzip.com 19078, www.NealDavisAuctioneers.com or for appt., or info: NEAL DAVIS AUCTION & REALTY CO. PB 6564, AALB #1, 501-940-2138 JASON DAVIS, SA, AALB 1202 501-454-3382.**


MISC.

Panther Creek Carports – Call by August 15th for a Factory Direct Carport  $598!  Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads, Free Delivery, 10’x20’x7’, Call 1-501-835-7222. OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.**



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.

FOR SALE or rent: 255 Richfield, Jacksonville, 4 bedroom, 2 bath on 5 acres. Call (501) 590-2438.

JACKSONVILLE - 601 Brewer St. Excellent area, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, carport, spacious kitchen & living room, floor boards & carpet, large fenced yard with 2 large sheds. No pets, $830 month. (501) 596-2700.


HOUSES FOR SALE

FSBO! 5627 Bayou Meto Loop, Cabot, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1300 sq. ft., fenced, $109,000. In Macon, 10 min. from LRAFB. Updated, new paint, new roof, new hardwood floors. MUST SEE!! 501-580-0912, www.zillow.com.

NICE 3BR 2 BA for sale by owner Apx 1500 s.f. - Home on mostly level corner lot in Sherwood, double Garage, no maint. exterior, Rock and Siding, porch, with atrium area, privacy fenced, wide double gate to back yard. Extra parking wheel pads for boat. Nice Storage bldg.. Huge walk in closet in Master and extra BR, unfinished area above garage would make a great office. $149,000. Call 501-658-8515, leave msg if no answer.**


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 >> Materiel management: Circulating supplies, excellence

By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor, 
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

Hundreds of Airmen from multiple sections work together to keep the mission moving. Similar to their counterparts, the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management flight works hard 24/7 to pump out essential components to keep the Combat Airlift mission going. 

The 19th LRS materiel management flight, often referred to as supply, manages and distributes Air Force assets to various units - such as aircraft parts to maintenance - and deployment gear for tasked individuals. 

“We’re one of the top five materiel management shops in Air Mobility Command,” said Master Sgt. Clarissa Piedra, 19th LRS asset management section chief. “We have seven dedicated sections that are responsible for demand processing and mission support, ensuring that we have appropriate stock levels and equipment available to meet the base’s needs.” 

The materiel management flight is staffed by more than 75 personnel who make up their multiple components: central storage, customer support, equipment accountability, inventory and inspection, and the flight service center. 

Central Storage

Stocks, stores and issues 522,000 assets worth approximately $55 million.

Maintain 18 readiness kits known as Mobility Readiness Spares Packages.

Customer Support

Monitors 50,000 supply transactions monthly and manages 201 organization accounts across the 19th and the 314th Airlift Wings.

The equipment accountability element, a part of customer support, oversees 95 equipment accounts, valued at approximately $450 million, and manages equipment assets deployed worldwide.

Inventory and Inspection 

Performs annual hands-on counting of more than 522,000 assets worth more than $55 million.

Individual Protective Equipment

Manages individual protective equipment and other items for deployment to 41 base-level units including approximately 3,000 weapons in their own armory.

Provides storage for 65,000 assets worth approximately $9 million.

Flight Service Center

Coordinates the turn-of all equipment, consumable and due-in from maintenance items and supports turn-in, movement and accountability of reparable assets.

Processes 2,500 unserviceable and serviceable items quarterly valued at approximately $46 million.

Despite their many sections and various objectives, the components of materiel management work cohesively together to get the job done.

“It’s incredibly crucial that we work together, especially with mission capability assets,” said Tech. Sgt. Melinda Forston, 19th LRS equipment accountability NCO in charge. “Everybody has a role and we all have to work together and communicate to make that happen.” 

Whether they’re storing a propeller, distributing gas masks, or managing an equipment account, the Airmen in the materiel management flight keeps the Combat Airlift mission alive and well. As they continue to circulate supplies to units around Little Rock Air Force Base, they remind Airmen that ‘you can’t fly without supply.’

TOP STORY >> Going above-beyond professional military education

By Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The offer to pursue personal education to expand professional growth is a cornerstone of the education office here. Making time and taking advantage of these benefits should be every Airman’s cornerstone as well.

Typically in a 20-year career, more than $90,000 goes to waste because these benefits are not utilized.

Education in today’s world is vital in obtaining a job once an Airman transitions out of the military. Many service members think it’s something they can get later. 

“Airmen look at education and see something that can be taken care of before retirement 15 years from now,” said Gina Thursby, Little Rock Air Force Base Education and Training chief and retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant. “We need to change that mentality.  Getting an education at an early stage prepares them for larger things down the road.” 

However, education is not only an investment for life after the Air Force.

“An education helps the Airmen learn how to study especially when it comes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing,” Thursby said. “It helps junior Airmen compete for Senior Airman Below the Zone or even awards, it separates them from their peers.”

Achieving a bachelor’s or master’s degree is not the only form of education Airmen can receive. 

“Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AFCOOL) programs offer certifications for your Air Force Specialty Code with a $4,500 lifetime cap, you can get as many certs as you want up to the cap,” she said. “We recently got this program back and even senior NCO’s and officers can obtain professional manager certifications.”

It starts with having a plan and sticking to it, whether a member serves for four or 20 years.

“It should start with attaining your Community College of the Air Force degree, which is a regionally accredited degree,” said Thursby. “Once they get their CCAF, it opens up countless possibilities for their future goals.”

A lot of people put off education saying they don’t have the time. Thursby explained, you’re not going to get less busy as you progress in rank, in fact it’s just the opposite. 

“To put it off over and over again, there’s never going to be the right time to go to school,” she said. “There’s never a good time to start, you just need to do it. Take advantage of this benefit before it’s gone.”

For more information about furthering your education, call the Education Office at 501-987-3417.

TOP STORY >> Slow down: school-traffic safety prevents injuries

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

August marks the end of summer vacation and the start of the new school year. Now in session is the Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter school: Flightline Upper Academy and beginning Monday, Arnold Drive Elementary will open its doors.

Road rules for child safety will be strongly enforced by the 19th Security Forces Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base.

There is a 15 mph speed zone near the two schools, and school zone safety lights will begin flashing from 7-7:45 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. for school dismissal. Crossing guards will be on duty to guide children and direct traffic.

“Speed limits will be strictly enforced by 19th SFS Airmen with zero tolerance,” said Phillip Bates, 19th SFS police services supervisor. “Left turns into both schools are prohibited and tickets will be given to violators.”

According to the National Safety Council, more than 6,000 pedestrians in the United States were killed by vehicles in 2013, and fatalities went up by 6 percent in 2016. Drivers slowing down and paying attention when students are present before and after school could prevent injuries or fatalities.  

Following these guidelines for both motorists and pedestrians could help prevent accidents: 

Avoid double parking as it blocks visibility for children and other vehicles

Don’t drop off or pick up children across the street from the school

Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles 

Children younger than 10 should cross the street with an adult

Cross the street at designated crosswalks

Travel in groups when walking or biking

Make eye contact with drivers and look both ways before crossing the street

“The main goal is to keep our children safe,” said Staff Sgt. Sean Williams, 19th Airlift Wing Occupational Safety Specialist. “Pay attention. Everyone’s busy, everyone has to get somewhere; slow down, read traffic signs and keep an eye out for children.”

Situational awareness and being mindful can reduce the chances of accidents. Pedestrians should be aware of drivers and make drivers aware of them. 

For more information about school traffic safety, contact the 19th AW Occupational Safety office at 501-987-3290.

Friday, August 4, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 080417

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.

32nd Annual Arkansas Book & Paper Show - August 5-6, 2017, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Rare & Collectible Books, Postcards, Maps, Documents & Photos, Arkansas Ephemera, Sat. 10am - 5pm,  Sun. 11am - 4pm, Admission $5.00 Students $2.00. arkansasbookandpapershow.com  for more info  or email mcintrcoll@aol.com. Sponsored by the Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association.**

ATTENTION  HOME-OWNERS!! Needing Metal Roofs, Siding or Windows. Government has set aside up to $25,000 for these improvements. Payments from $89/mo.* No money down needed. Senior/Military discounts avail. Call Now!! 866-668-8681 wac.**


SERVICES

OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**

DISH TV. 190 channels. $49.99/mo. for 24 mos. Ask About ExclusiveDish Features like Sling® and the Hopper®. PLUS HighSpeed Internet, $14.95/mo. (Availability and Restrictions apply.) TV for Less, Not Less TV! Call 1-855-374-9776.**

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED? Social Security Disability or SSI Been Denied? Never Give up! Appeal Today! You could be entitled to thousands of $$$ in back pay! Hearing Scheduled? No Attorney? Never go alone! No fee EVER unless you win! Fee attorney advice! 501-557-7384.**


HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING. Base pay $300-$600 per week. Commissions available.* Full/part-time jobs. Call (501) 605-1303 or text (501) 259-6430 for more information.

EXPERIENCED KENNEL help & sales (puppies). Arky Barky’s, 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK. Call Pat, (501) 944-6158.

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTORS NEEDED For the following areas: BENTON • CAMDEN • HOPE • ASHDOWN. Masters license is preferred. Job begins Fall 2017. Please Call 1-800-378-7383 or Email: info@natf.us.**

TEAMS – NEED ASAP! Harrison, LR & Memphis. • TOP PAY - 55cpm , HOME 2 days per week, 4 weeks of vacation after 10 years • Signing Bonus Day One! CLASS A CDL TEAMS, DRIVE FOR FedEx GROUND Contractor! Great benefits! Must have 1 yr. of exp. and able to get doubles endorsement. 870-754-5100. DriveGTI.net.**


AUCTIONS

LIVE “on-site” Real Estate and Personal Property Auction - 14763 S. Nash, Alexander, AR. AUG. 19th @ 10 am. Saline County - Estate of Terry Poe, 20 AC, 4000 sf 3 br 2.5 ba 75% complete High ceilings, open living areas. 2 car garage, oversized & storage. Shop - 3600 sq. ft + upstairs. RE :TERMS: $20,000 Certified Funds, Sold “as-is” by seller confirmation, closing 30 days or sooner. Personal Property: All kinds of wood for cabinetry and furniture,equipment, & contents of shop. Old Bus and Ford flatbed.  For more info contact: sold@jayatkins.com. 501-664-0788. AALB 1491.**

AUCTIONFRI., AUGUST 11, 2017 - 11 a.m. 1410 Beech Street, Beebe, AR. 3BR 2BA home with Siding, Apx 1527 s.f. +/-, PLUS 6,000 s.f.+/- NICE All Metal Building w/ stage and concession area. All Located on Apx. 2.06 AC M/L. CALL AUCTIONEERS AT 501-940-2138 OR 501-454-3382 FOR info, terms, directions, go to: Auctionzip.com 19078. www.NealDavisAuctioneers.com or for appt., or info: NEAL DAVIS AUCTION & REALTY CO. PB 6564, AALB #1, 501-940-2138 JASON DAVIS, SA, AALB 1202 501-454-3382.**


YARD SALES

MULTI-FAMILY yard sale, 8/4 & 5, 7 am-3 pm, 720 South Eastern Ave., Jax.


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

2 GREAT dogs, free to good home, male catahoula & female yellow lab. mix, both house trained & up to date on shots, great w/kids. (479) 847-6031, Butch or (316) 833-4438, Allison.


MISC.

Panther Creek Carports -BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads, Factory Direct, $598 through Sept. 30th,  Free Delivery, 10’x20’x7’, Call 1-501-835-7222. OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.**


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.

FOR SALE or rent: 255 Richfield, Jacksonville, 4 bedroom, 2 bath on 5 acres. Call (501) 590-2438.


HOUSES FOR SALE

FSBO! 5627 Bayou Meto Loop, Cabot, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1300 sq. ft., fenced, $109,000. In Macon, 10 min. from LRAFB. Updated, new paint, new roof, new hardwood floors. MUST SEE!! 501-580-0912, www.zillow.com.


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 >> Adventure begins with Little Rock AFB travel office

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

The Natural State offers a variety of scenic destinations for service members to visit. However, finding the right price or destination for a weekend excursion can be stressful for some. 

That’s where the Information, Tickets and Travel office in the Walters Community Support Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, comes in. They provide travel options and discounted tickets for local and worldwide attractions. 

“We can help book and plan vacation packages, hotel packages, cruises and flights,” said Andrea Hammock, 19th Force Support Squadron community center programmer. “We also provide tickets for major attractions in the Little Rock area and throughout the U.S.”

Tickets include Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida; Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri; Magic Springs in Hot Springs, Arkansas; and much more. 

From new Airmen to veterans, ITT is free and available to all Team Little Rock. The office can provide travel guidance on restaurants and exciting areas to discover.

“As a student, we’re always working or studying so we might not have time to socialize, but this makes it easier for us to get out and explore the area,” said Airman 1st Class Kevin Ly, 714th Training Squadron C-130J loadmaster apprentice. 

If a ticket is not offered on the ITT ticket list, the staff partners with different offices around the world to acquire specialty discounts and accommodate their customer’s needs. 

“I love helping someone book something and seeing how excited they get, that’s why I do it,” Hammock said. “I love helping the base community.” 

For more information, call 501-987-5105, and to see a full ticket list, visit www.rockinattherock.com/itt/.

TOP STORY >> Pilots, loadmasters: Heart of Combat Airlift

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

“We lost an engine right after taking off from Kandahar,” said Capt. Nick Rapp, 19th Airlift Wing chief of safety. “It was our fourth mission together, early in our deployment, and the first time where we really had our feet to the fire.” 

As adrenaline filled the veins of the aircrew, Staff Sgt. J.R. Childres instinctualy conducted the emergency checklist while the new aircraft commander troubleshot the faulty bird.

“We did a lot of problem solving and decision making in that short period of time,” Rapp said. “Everybody performed admirably and we were finally able to land the plane. After a sigh of relief, I realized it was the beginning of a good relationship.” 

During their four-month deployment to the Middle East, Rapp and Childres worked together to fly more than 240 sorties in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel. 

As the only aircrew members aboard a C-130J, pilots and loadmasters are at the heart of Combat Airlift. Although their responsibilities differ, their objective is the same: provide unrivaled global Combat Airlift of U.S Air Force assets. 

“As a loadmaster, the back of the aircraft is my baby,” Childres, 41st Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, said. “Our main priority is managing the loading and offloading of cargo while keeping the aircraft’s weight and balance within flight limitations.”

The flight deck, or front of the plane, is the pilot’s area of expertise. From takeoff to landing, the mission of C-130 pilots is to safely deliver cargo or passengers in all types of weather conditions and threat environments.

The aircrew operate as a cohesive unit, relying on each other to execute the mission.  

“We would taxi in and he (Rapp) would come down and help us unload and load cargo,” Childres said. “Our priority would then switch to starting up the aircraft. I sometimes told him I could fly the plane for him, but he never let me.” Childres joked.

During their first few flights, Rapp and Childres garnered mutual belief and admiration for each other through their shared priorities and effective use of crew resource management.

“Complete trust and respect are pivotal tenets for any good partnership,” Rapp said. “He trusted my decisions, and I trusted his judgement because I knew our priorities always aligned.”

The duo employed crew resource management, or CRM, to maintain clear and open communication during their mission. CRM kept them situationally aware and aided in the decision making process that led to the safe return of their aircraft to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan.

Despite their differences in rank, responsibility and personality, Rapp and Childres fostered a close friendship that aided in the successful delivery of more than 1,200 tons of cargo to the frontlines. 

“Our personalities were so yin and yang that we were never complacent,” Childres said. 

The officer and enlisted relationship is dynamic. Although the utmost respect for rank is maintained, support for one another is critical in upholding morale during contingency operations. 

The Air Force culture is centered on the ideal that Airmen will always safeguard each other and never let his or her wingman stray into danger. 

The partnership exhibited by C-130 aircrews exemplifies the importance of Wingmanship and can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.

TOP STORY >> Flying cheap: passenger terminal offers free flights

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

The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Passenger Terminal offers a unique travel opportunity to service members and their families at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Space-Available flights allow authorized passengers to travel by Defense Department owned and operated aircraft after mission and equipment have been accommodated. 

After the cargo and mandatory passengers are assigned to an aircraft for a mission there may be free seats and sometimes those go unused,” said Airman 1st Class Amber Bell, 19th LRS Air Transportation journeyman. “Those spots are available to authorized individuals for use at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Although flights are not guaranteed, being aware of the requirements can improve the chances of getting a seat.

Active-duty, National Guard, Reserve personnel and retirees can fly with Space-A, but Defense Department civilians must have orders in order to participate in the program. Families of service members and retirees can also travel with their sponsors if space is available, but guardsmen and reservists may not bring dependents unless the member is on active orders.

“I think it’s great that military members, their families and retirees have the opportunity to travel the world at little to no cost,” said Tech. Sgt. Mark Czerwonka, 19th LRS Aircraft Services section chief and Space-A traveler. “It allows family members to get to ride on and see unique aircraft that military members see every day; my kids loved exploring the aircraft.”

Flights are made available three days before departure, but are subject to cancelation at any time. Active-duty, guardsmen and reservists are required to be on leave before being allowed to board.

Personnel accept emails, phone calls and walk-in requests for flights up to three days in advance, other bases may have different policies depending on their mission. The earlier a request is submitted for a flight, the more likely a seat will be available.

The following items are required prior to boarding the aircraft:

Military identification card

Orders for emergency, environmental morale or ordinary leave passengers

Unaccompanied family members of service members who are deployed 30 to 365 days require a letter verifying eligibility from the service member’s commanding officer

A passport and appropriate visas for overseas travel

DD Form 1853: Verification of Reserve Status for Travel Eligibility for eligible National Guard and Reserve members

“Make sure you ask questions if you don’t understand the process,” Czerwonka said. “Always have a contingency plan and give yourself extra time to get home.” 

For more information about flight availability, contact the 19th AW Passenger at 501- 987-3342. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 072817

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.

32nd Annual Arkansas Book & Paper Show - August 5-6, 2017, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Rare & Collectible Books, Postcards, Maps, Documents & Photos, Arkansas Ephemera, Sat. 10am - 5pm,  Sun. 11am - 4pm, Admission $5.00 Students $2.00. arkansasbookandpapershow.com  for more info  or email mcintrcoll@aol.com. Sponsored by the Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association.**

ATTENTION  HOME-OWNERS!! Needing Metal Roofs, Siding or Windows. Government has set aside up to $25,000 for these improvements. Payments from $89/mo.* No money down needed. Senior/Military discounts avail. Call Now!! 866-668-8681  wac**


SERVICES

OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.**

DISH TV. 190 channels. $49.99/mo. for 24 mos. Ask About Exclusive Dish Features like Sling® and the Hopper®. PLUS High Speed Internet, $14.95/mo. (Availability and Restrictions apply.) TV for Less, Not Less TV! Call 1-855-374-9776.**

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED? Social Security Disability or SSI Been Denied? Never Give up! Appeal Today! You could be entitled to thousands of $$$ in back pay! Hearing Scheduled? No Attorney? Never go alone! No fee EVER unless you win! Fee attorney advice! 501-557-7384.**


HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING. Base pay $300-$600 per week. Commissions available.* Full/part-time jobs. Call (501) 605-1303 or text (501) 259-6430 for more information.

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTORS NEEDED For the following areas: BENTON • CAMDEN • HOPE • ASHDOWN. Masters license is preferred. Job begins Fall 2017. Please Call 1-800-378-7383 or Email: info@natf.us.**

TEAMS – NEED ASAP! Harrison, LR & Memphis. • TOP PAY - 55cpm , HOME 2 days per week, 4 weeks of vacation
after 10 years • Signing Bonus Day One! CLASS A CDL TEAMS, DRIVE FOR FedEx GROUND Contractor! Great benefits! Must have 1 yr. of exp. and able to get doubles endorsement. 870-754-5100. DriveGTI.net.**


AUCTIONS

LIVE “on-site” Real Estate and Personal Property Auction - 14763 S. Nash, Alexander, AR. AUG. 19th @ 10 am
Saline County- Estate of Terry Poe, 20 AC, 4000 sf 3 br 2.5 ba 75% complete High ceilings, open living areas. 2 car garage, oversized & storage. Shop - 3600 sq. ft + upstairs. RE :TERMS: $20,000 Certified Funds, Sold “as-is” by seller confirmation, closing 30 days or sooner. Personal Property: All kinds of wood for cabinetry and furniture,equipment, & contents of shop. Old Bus and Ford flatbed.  For more info contact: sold@jayatkins.com. 501-664-0788. AALB 1491.**

AUCTIONFRI., AUGUST 11, 2017 - 11 a.m. 1410 Beech Street, Beebe, AR. 3BR 2BA home with Siding, Apx 1527 s.f. +/-, PLUS 6,000 s.f.+/- NICE All Metal Building w/ stage and concession area. All Located on Apx. 2.06 AC M/L. CALL AUCTIONEERS AT 501-940-2138 OR 501-454-3382 FOR info, terms, directions, go to: Auctionzip.com 19078
www.NealDavisAuctioneers.com or for appt., or info: NEAL DAVIS AUCTION & REALTY CO. PB 6564, AALB #1, 501-940-2138 JASON DAVIS, SA, AALB 1202 501-454-3382.**


YARD SALES

RUMMAGE SALE, 7/29, 209 James St., James.


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.

2 GREAT dogs, free to good home, male catahoula & female yellow lab. mix, both house trained & up to date on shots, great w/kids. (479) 847-6031, Butch or (316) 833-4438, Allison.


MISC.

Panther Creek Carports -BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads, Factory Direct, $598 through Sept. 30th,  Free Delivery, 10’x20’x7’, Call 1-501-835-7222. OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.**


FURNITURE

OAK DINING room table w/6 padded chairs, $145; glider chair, $15; oversized brown leather recliner, $50; 2-drawer oak finish file cabinet, still in orig. unopened box, $30. (903) 278-4459.


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.

JACKSONVILLE - NORTH Foxwood, 2,580 sq. ft., extra large custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, 2-car garage, extra large fenced yard, yard work paid, military discount, $1,295 month. (501) 772-3006.

HOUSE IN Jacksonville: newly remodeled, nice neighborhood, 3 big bedroom, 1 bathroom, spacious kitchen & living room with floorboards, central heating, carport, big fenced backyard with shed, $730 month. Call (501) 596-2700. 125 Cherry St.


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!

FSBO! 5627 Bayou Meto Loop, Cabot, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1300 sq. ft., fenced, $109,000. In Macon, 10 min. from LRAFB. Updated, new paint, new roof, new hardwood floors. MUST SEE!! 501-580-0912, www.zillow.com.


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 >> Trash talk: Recycling center reduces waste

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

The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Recycling Center on Little Rock Air Force Base contributes to the prevention of millions of tons of recyclable items from going into landfills daily by educating base personnel on proper waste management.

On Oct. 31, 1991, President George H. Bush signed an executive order declaring that all federal agencies will promote cost-effective waste reduction and recycling of reusable materials from waste generated by federal government activities.

Since then, Team Little Rock personnel have worked to save money and reduce waste at the base recycling center.

The self-funded design allows all proceeds from recycled items to be put back into the program. The team promotes recycling awareness and encourages members to not dismiss even one aluminum can.

“People often think that one soda can doesn’t matter,” said Ronnie Shaw, 19th CES Qualified Recycling Program manager. “Even if only half of the base population drinks soda and recycles the can daily, we could earn approximately $25,000 toward recycling annually and keep approximately 75,000 pounds of aluminum out of the landfill yearly.” 

The base may be fined every time banned items such as car batteries are improperly disposed of. By diverting those items from being thrown away, the center helps save money that could otherwise be essentially sent to the landfill. 

Patrons are encouraged to pre-sort items before bringing them to the facility by keeping white paper separate from colored paper, such as sticky notes or documents with colored logos.

Additionally, a self-service shredder is available for paper with Personally Identifiable Information and For Official Use Only documents.

“The purpose of the facility is to prevent recyclable materials from ending up in landfills,” said Wally Garron, 19th CES Recycling Center warehouse manager. “We’re going to run out of land one of these days, we have to change things now to prevent that.”

For more information about recycling, contact the 19th CES Recycling Center at 501-987-6611.

TOP STORY >> Mobility Guardian ’17: Combat Airlifters prepare for AMC’s largest exercise

By 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Mobility Command’s largest exercise is set to kick off July 28 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Team Little Rock Airmen from a variety of career fields are set to participate. Maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group will lead the charge from the ground to ensure aircrews take flight. 

According to AMC, Mobility Guardian 2017 will be the most realistic, real-world, scenario-driven exercise ever conducted. 

Approximately 25 nations will participate in the two-week event as service members perform tasks often seen in deployed environments such as airdropping paratroopers and supplies, setting up remote airfields, accomplishing aeromedical evacuation missions and conducting aerial refueling.

Dozens of Team Little Rock Airmen have been working together and planning for the event for several months. 

“This exercise encompasses everyone,” said Lt. Col. Bret Echard, 41st Airlift Squadron commander. “The 314th Airlift Wing is sending one of their aircraft, the Reserves (913th Airlift Group) are sending a crew and we have been training with the Guard (189th Airlift Wing) to prepare flying with other C-130H models.”

The people, planes and cargo supplied by Team Little Rock will ensure aircraft are operational, improve interoperability with joint and allied partners and allow Airmen to train like they fight.

However, mission success would not be possible without the assistance of maintenance Airmen working around-the-clock. 

The 19th MXG is tasked with leading the coordination and execution of maintenance operations during Mobility Guardian 2017. 

“Our unit can be tasked to deploy at any time,” said Eugene Shelton, 19th MXG unit deployment manager. “So this is an outstanding training opportunity for us as well as other supporting units across base.”

A C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster and 10 C-130Js will be loaded by Team Little Rock Airmen with more than 100 troops and thousands of pounds of cargo, consisting of supplies and aircraft parts. 

“It’s been about four years since we’ve moved this much cargo at once,” Shelton said. “So this is a big deal.” 

It’s estimated that around 100 sorties will fly out of Joint Base Lewis-
McChord each day during the exercise. 

Other bases participating in the exercise include Fairchild AFB, Washington; Altus AFB, Oklahoma; Dyess AFB, Texas; and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

But when maintenance issues do arise, Little Rock’s Combat Airlifters will be the ones on the front lines. Airmen from the 19th MXG will certify that every aircraft component is maintained to the most precise standards. 

Without them, pilots would be unable to fly safely and effectively in order to accomplish the mission. 

Mobility Guardian 2017 will provide Team Little Rock Airmen with an unparalleled opportunity to put all of AMC’s capabilities to the test. The event creates a unique forum to share tactics, techniques and processes essential to maintaining readiness and sustainment in coalition campaigns around the globe.

TOP STORY >> Hammering out tedium, touching up memories

By Airman Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen and their families can take part in the Hammer and Brush class available at the skills center on base and become more experienced with woodworking in a hands-on setting.

The class is divided into four sessions consisting of making signs, artfully displaying family memories, crafting clocks and revamping old materials with the intention of encouraging their students to be creative. 

“Every class is different because I put an emphasis on individual creativity,” said Hilary Shambaugh, 19th Force Support Squadron skills center director. “I set these classes up to give my customers creative freedom.”

Team Little Rock members are offered the chance to socialize and enjoy new experiences, as well as repurpose materials, such as old library shelves, picture frames or cabinet doors to create something new and meaningful.

“We are normally able to give advice and help anyone create a product they can take pride in,” said Ed Eick, 19th FSS wood and frame shop worker. “The idea is to give students the mental tools to be able to successfully create their own projects outside of class.”

The Hammer and Brush class allows participants to de-stress by giving them something to occupy their mind and feel a sense of accomplishment from having physically made something.

“We have a wide range of people come in for classes, regularly having whole families attend,” Shambaugh said. “One of the core values of the skills center is to teach members on base skills they can use for the rest of their life.”

For more information or to sign up for a class, call 501-987-6504.

Friday, July 21, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 072117

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.

ATTN HOMEOWNERS! COMPANY NEARING SUMMER QUOTA! If you need METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS* TAKE NOTE! “ONLY A LIMITED amount of homes are now needed for the summer program. Up To $25,000 is available thru a No money down” loan program for these improvements. Payments from $89/mo*. Senior/Military discounts apply. *wac ACT NOW!! 866-668-8681.**

HOW TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR IN 30 DAYS OR LESS! NEXT CLASS STARTS SOON!!!! Courses offered: • HOME INSPECTION • COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS Home Inspection Continuing Education Courses. TO BE A HOME INSPECTOR YOU MUST: • Have 80 Hrs Classroom Training • Take 2 Exams • Provide proof insurance. Call 501-796-3627 or e-mail abc@tcworks.net for details or visit: www.abchii.com. Arkansas’ ONLY - Home Inspection Training Facility.**


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.

EXPERIENCED KENNEL help & sales (puppies). Arky Barky’s, 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK, Sherwood. Call Pat, (501) 944-6158.

FREE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR- Training BRADFORD Area Schools - Training Bradford Area Schools, Monday, July 24th†Bradford School District Training 9a-12p at Bradford Elementary (504 W. Main St., Bradford). Applicants Must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age 2. Have a High School Diploma (minimum) 3. Pass FBI background check - Please Call for Instructions! Bring Driver’s License, SS Card, Proof of HS Diploma or College Transcript. For Info. Call 1-800-641-0140. SubTeachUSA.com.**


AUCTIONS

EQUIPMENT & TRUCK AUCTION - July 22, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. 102 Hwy 134, Garland City, AR. Cab tractors, mini excavators, dozer, backhoes, extend-a- boom forklifts, ATV, farm and hay equipment, 30KW gen. set, Ferris zero-turn mower, 2005-2016 Dodge trucks (dsl & gas), trailers, automobiles, and much more! Go to www.nuttauction.com or call (903) 824-0581 or (903) 824-3445 for information. Terms: Cash or Check (unknown buyer must have bank letter) Buyers Premium: 5% on items up to $5,000 and 2% on items $5,001 and above. AR# 1030.**

LARGE PUBLIC ESTATE AUCTION - THE FINEST FRENCH AUCTION WE’VE HAD - Sunday, July 23rd Special 9 A.M. START TIME. 1504 S. Leslie Street, Stuttgart, AR 72160. Over 800 lots of the finest quality items you will see at auction! Featuring French, American, English, & designer classic home furnishings.  Homeowners, Shopkeepers & Dealers are welcome!  TERMS: Cash & checks with a 10% buyer’s premium. All major credit cards accepted w/additional 5% transaction fee. All sales final, as-is. www.pondersauctions.com for pics and full terms.  J.E. Ponder, 870-673-6551 or 870-672-1731 (cell). AALB #787. Preview: Sat.,July 22nd 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., July 23rd 8 a.m. until sale.**


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.


LAWN & FARM

SUMMER GRASS SAVINGS - Bermuda $1.35/sq yd, Meyers Z-52 Zoysia $2.50/sq yd. Call 800-458-4756. tiptopturf.com (Double Springs Grass Farm) Prices are COD on full truck loads in the LR area.**


MISC.

Panther Creek Carports - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Rated for 90 mph winds & 20 lbs snow loads, Factory Direct, $598 through Sept. 30th,  Free Delivery, 10’x20’x7’, Call 1-501-835-7222. OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.**


FURNITURE

OAK DINING room table w/6 padded chairs, $145; glider chair, $15; oversized brown leather recliner, $50; 2-drawer oak finish file cabinet, still in orig. unopened box, $30. (903) 278-4459.


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.

3 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath with washer & dryer, large sunroom, pets allowed, $750 month. Next to brand new Jacksonville High School. Contact John: (501) 413-0921 for all inquiries.

NORTH PULASKI County, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fenced backyard, storage building, central heat & air, quiet neighborhood, 2 people limit. Rent $500, deposit $500. (501) 804-1495.

SHERWOOD,  AR – Nice 3 BR 2 BA home, apx 1500 s.f., on large corner lot, no maintenance  exterior, huge walk in closet in master and one BR, extra storage, double garage,  Double gate to back yard on side, Privace fenced, Avail August 1st. Call/leave message, 501-590-1716, $750 deposit, $1150 per mo., discount for military. Will consider sale. (just 10 min. from LRAFB).**


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!

FSBO! 5627 Bayou Meto Loop, Cabot, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1300 sq. ft., fenced, $109,000. In Macon, 10 min. from LRAFB. Updated, new paint, new roof, new hardwood floors. MUST SEE!! 501-580-0912, www.zillow.com.


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 >> Tiger Team keeps Combat Airlift flying

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

Working vigorously through 13 to 16– hour days, 91 degree Arkansas heat and hail storms, missing Memorial Day barbecues and time off with family and friends, eight members from the 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance shop completed the seemingly impossible.

These Airman earned the title of a Tiger Team by saving a mission essential vehicle in record time.

Airman 1st Class Christine Tourville, Airman 1st Class John Derting, Airman 1st Class Richard Yap, Senior Airman Tanner Lunn, Senior Airman Tyler Gruber, Staff Sgt. Brian Wails, Staff Sgt. Jesse Barstad, and Master Sgt. Joseph Isaac are the Tiger Team.

While performing routine maintenance on Striker Eight, one of Little Rock AFB’s P-19 Firetrucks, on May 8, 2017, Senior Airman Tyler Gruber, 19th LRS firetruck and refueling maintenance mechanic, noticed metal shavings in the truck’s power divider strainer.  

After extensive research and troubleshooting, the team determined the power divider was progressively failing. Without this piece, the firetruck is unserviceable.

Unlike other vehicles, if the P-19 Firetruck is inoperable, missions come to an abrupt halt. Little Rock Air Force Base currently has two P-19 Strikers, but they both need to be in service at all times in order for C-130 operations to continue.

“Mission comes first,” said Isaac, Tiger Team lead. “If that truck goes down, so does the mission. If there are any landing zone missions at either Little Rock Air Force Base, Camp Robinson or Fort Chaffee, we have to decide which mission to shut down. If the firetrucks are not fully operational, planes don’t fly because it creates a hazard.”

With their mission on their mind, the Tiger Team buckled down and obtained all of the parts required to fix Striker Eight in less than 48 hours. 

“We sat down with the Tiger Team and challenged them to complete the project safely and efficiently in five days,” said Capt. Colton Reid, 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron V-Flight Commander. “We built a plan and it was executed perfectly.”

The tiger team began repairing the P-19 Firetruck on May 26, 2017,

These Airmen continued to sustain Little Rock AFB’s mission of tactical combat airlift through heat, grime and a time crunch.

“The record for replacing a power divider is seven days,” Isaac said. “The Tiger Team did it in five.”

The power divider was replaced and Striker Eight was fully operational May 30, 2017.

If the job was contracted, it would have cost the Air Force $68,000 in labor alone. The P-19 Firetruck would have been out of service for more than a month, disrupting every C-130 training operation at Little Rock AFB. 

“Due to these Airmen, their fantastic work ethic and relentless effort, the Striker is back in service and Team Little Rock missed zero training missions,” Reid said.  “There was not one complaint, gripe or moan about work.  They came together as a team and totally embraced the Air Force core value ‘Service Before Self.’ I couldn’t be more proud of these Airmen, or to be a part of this unit.”

TOP STORY >> Pest Management: Suppressing pesky problems

By Airman Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Pest Management Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron tackle some of Team Little Rock’s most persistent problem residents: vermin and insects. 

Pest Management is in charge of controlling the population of pest species on base. The Pest Management team is responsible for spraying pesticides to keep plants and bugs from threatening structural integrity and capturing larger animals, such as raccoons, skunks and opossums from areas on base and releasing them into an area where they will be safe and not present a threat to the base populace. 

“We’re responsible for most plant or animal related problems on base,” said Airman 1st Class Alexander Smith, 19th CES Pest Management technician. 

A typical day for the critter catchers begins with a dead animal patrol. This consists of roaming the roads for any animals that met an untimely end the day prior and disposing of them in an appropriate location. Once the base is rid of decaying carcasses, their team checks their work orders, gathers the equipment they’ll need and tackles the rest of their day. 

The morning preparation also includes safety inspections for the chemicals they use. Pest Management works with 19th CES Environmental Control, by checking in with them regularly to make sure that their chemicals are not overly harmful or have a high chance of impacting the surrounding area. 

In addition to this, Pest Management regularly checks the weather. If the weather forecasts predict rain within the next couple days, Pest Management will avoid spraying to keep the chemicals from being washed away and affecting the environment.

Rainy days give the Pest Management Airmen time to take care of other duties, such as setting traps and spraying inside buildings to rid them of pests.

“The most common pests we encounter are ants, cockroaches and wasps, but some of the hardest animals to deal with are armadillos,” Smith said. “Their habit of burrowing underneath buildings and walkways can be very damaging and also make them very hard to capture.” 

Capturing, instead of killing, is a priority for Pest Management. As such, they work with Environmental Control to assist them with information on which animals are endangered and should be transported to a more suitable location for their own good. They also capture raccoons, skunks, opossums and armadillos and release them to Holland Bottoms State Wildlife Management, per a pre-coordinated agreement with the site. “That’s something other bases don’t have,” Smith said.

However, the main “trouble makers” are intrusive weeds. They are nearly impossible to fully control and require vigilance and continuous treatments to keep them in check. While this is being done, the Pest Management team also ensures the Air Force remains good stewards of Little Rock AFB and its surrounding environment.

Though a job most would scurry from, Pest Management is vital to the cohesive and safe dwelling that both humans and animals share at Little Rock Air Force Base. 

To contact Pest Management with concerns or questions, call 501-987-6581.