Friday, October 13, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 101317

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.

HOT SPRINGS, AR - GUN SHOW - October 14-15, 2017, Garland Co. Fairgrounds, Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, 9am - 4pm. Guns, Knives, Ammo, Militaria, Lg. Selection new/used rifles, shotguns,& handguns. G&S Promotions, 1-918-659-2201. $1.00 OFF admission with this ad.*$2 OFF for Active Duty & Retired Military w/ id.**

NEW AUTHORS WANTED! Page Publishing will help you self-publish your own book. FREE author submission kit! Limited offer! Why wait? Call now: 866-374-6157.**

Holland Bottom Farms! Limited time!! HURRY! Our last day of season in 10-31. Multi-colored Mums, Also, Solid Color Mums, ornamental and regular pumpkins, corn stalks, straw and gourds for fall decor! PRODUCE: Yellow Squash, Fresh Picked Red & Green Tomatoes, Okra, Jalapeno Peppers. Prepicked for everyone’s convenience. Frozen strawberries and frozen purple hull peas avail. Open 7 Days a week *Thru 10-31 • 10am -6pm Cabot: 1255 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy. 501-259-9986.**


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.

NOW HIRING! Welders, Planner/Scheduler, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Technicians, Robotics Technicians, Production Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, Electrician:! Email, Fax or Mail Resume to: SAF-HOLLAND, Inc. Attn: HR, P.O. Box 825, Dumas, AR, 71639-0825, Fax: 870-382-2299 or email: randy.fletcher@ safholland.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.**

NOW HIRING OTR TEAM DRIVERS - Little Rock Carrier for major retail store seeking to fill one Team Truck. Team will split total miles @ $.645/mi.Paid drop & hook, No touch freight. Run terminal to terminal plus retail stores. Assigned Equipment. Company offers Quarterly safety incentive,Monthly fuel incentive, and Flexible home time. Available Health insurance, Dental, Vision & Matching 401K to 6%. Requ.: ClassA CDL w/doubles endorsement. Must be 23 yrs, Verifiable 2 yrs OTR exp., No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 yrs. Fort Worth Carrier @ 501-455-6416.**

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.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 10/12-14, some furniture, boats, fishing tackle & more.


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) 681-1833.


VEHICLES

CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car, Truck or Van! Running or Not. Get a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Offer NOW! 1-888-820-0807. We're Local!**


MISC FOR SALE

HughesNet: Gen4 satellite internet is ultra fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1-844-717-1819 now to get a $50 Gift Card!**

FOR SALE! CARPORT! Great as CAMPING SHED for ATV - All galvanized steel, $749 delivered, Call 501-766-6900.**

WE SHOP, YOU SAVE on your Medicare Supplement Insurance! Call 888-982-3775 today to compare Medicare benefits and costs from up to 20 top-rated carriers. Receive the best option for you.**

WANTED 10 HOMES- In your county Needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For our Before and after picture brochure. Upon being selected receive free $300 gift certificate. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for our brochure. No money down financing. Payments $89/Mo.* Free estimates* Senior/Military discounts. *wac. CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.**


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 RENT: doublewide trailer, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, Vilonia Schools, $450 rent, $200 deposit. (501) 796-8270 or (501) 786-9745.


HOUSES FOR SALE

NEW HOME for sale in Sherwood. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, approximately 2,000 sq. ft., open floor plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops, custom crown molding. 8740 Trail Creek Dr., (501) 940-8447.

NICE HOUSE with beautiful land, close to LRAFB, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, stylish. Shop, barn, pond, fenced, private hunting, Cabot Schools, 40+ acres, $320,000. (501) 286-3841.


MOBILE HOMES

Must sell Single wide. $5000. Needs to be moved. 501-653-3201.**


Have a title to your Car, Boat, or Mobile home? Get a new home with any trade-in! Call 501-653-3205.**

TOP STORY >> Healthy eating advances AF readiness, mission success

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

Being “Fit to fight” is a widespread concept throughout the Air Force, but fitness isn’t confined to exercise.

Making smart food choices can contribute to encouraging increased physical activity and improved nutritional decisions.

There are many resources available to Airmen, such as the Department of Defense’s Go for Green program, or G4G. Available at most DOD dining facilities, G4G uses a green, yellow and red color-code to identify nutritious foods and make healthy food choices easier. Foods are organized based on their nutrition quality, which can impact an Airman’s fitness, strength and health. 

“G4G helps service members make better choices which will give them more energy and in turn accomplish the mission,” said Tech. Sgt.  Danielle Joe, 19th Force Support Squadron Hercules Dining Facility manager. “Most people want to make healthy choices, but sometimes get overwhelmed with options and different ingredients. Our aim is to simplify the decision making process by identifying healthy choices.”

When selecting from the dining facility menu, keep in mind the significance of these labels:

Green: eat often

• Yellow: eat occasionally

• Red: eat rarely

Dietitians and sports nutritionists are also available to offer free advice and counseling on health related issues.

“We try to bring to light that it’s not just about the types of food but the relationship you have with those foods,” said Jill Hinsley, 19th Aeromedical Squadron sports dietetics nutritionist. “It’s more than good and bad foods, it’s how it (food choices) can be better.”

Following these guidelines can promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce potential illness:

• Balancing calories is beneficial, but food should be selected on nutritional value rather than calorie content

• Have a colorful plate by eating at least 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day with the focus on vegetables to avoid excess sugar, including a variety of dark-green, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas

• Have a palm-sized portion of protein with each meal to promote healthy muscles

• Eat whole grains, the equivalent of at least three 1-ounce servings a day to potentially reduce blood cholesterol levels

• Don’t be afraid of fat in foods — healthy amounts can be filling and reduce overeating

• Eat real food, which are items that can be hunted or grown

“Every individual is different; other than allergies and portion sizes, the diets should be very similar,” Hinsley said.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Jill Hinsley at 501- 987-7288.

TOP STORY >> Good habits boost fiscal fitness

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

Just like preparing for a physical fitness test, there’s no shortcut to “fiscal fitness” and an excellent credit score. There are steps that Airmen can take today to improve credit scores and avoid future financial woes.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, offers a Managing Credit Class, which covers the basics of building and maintaining a good credit score. Financial advisors can help get budgets on track to start prevent overuse of credit cards, thus increasing credit scores.

“Service members need to make sure they keep their credit in check because it could potentially affect their ability to get or maintain their security clearance,” said Peggy Bennett, A&FRC community readiness consultant. “We have seen members lose their security clearance due to bad credit. Your credit report and history not only effect your buying power, but they can also affect future employment and your insurance.”

Following these simple tips from the A&FRC can boost future credit health:

• Have and use credit cards responsibly, keeping low or no balances at the end of the billing cycle.

• Pay all bills on time and have installment loans for vehicles or mortgages

• Save for emergencies so you don’t have an unexpected bill on a credit card without the ability to pay it off.

• Don’t charge items to a card and wait to pay them off for long periods of time. An account that is in excess of 20 percent of the available credit limit is going to hurt scores.

• Create a workable budget, and build and maintain an emergency fund. 

• Keep debt to income ratio (non-mortgage) below 20 percent.

• Use credit cards for safety and convenience, but zero the card out at least once a month.

“The Air Force expects integrity, solid credibility and reliability from our Airmen,” said Master Sgt. Carlo Nino, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. “It is particularly important to maintain personal financial affairs because it doesn’t just affect the Airmen, it definitely impacts the Air Force mission too.”

Bad credit scores affects a borrower’s interest rates as well as insurance rates for everything from renters insurance to health and life insurance. High balances on credit cards, late or missed payments, maxed out accounts and overdrafts on checking accounts are the main causes of poor credit.

“Usually the quickest fix for a bad credit score is to get it down to less than 10 percent of the available balance,” said Richard Tomaskovic, A&FRC community readiness consultant. “Setting up a bill payment calendar, making a budget and sticking to it is also important, but will take longer.”

Key factors for credit health are credit card payment history and amounts owed, according to Tomaskovic, who added that these contribute to 65 percent of a credit score. Other factors include length of credit history, types of credit used and new accounts.

For more information about building credit or to meet with a financial advisor, contact the A&FRC at 501-987-2667. 

TOP STORY >> Tailor made: EFMP families treated to a special day of play

By Tammy L. Reed
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Team Little Rock’s Exceptional Family Member Program coordinators recently teamed with Camp Aldersgate counselors in Little Rock to host a Family Adventure Day for all family members in the program.

Camp Aldersgate is Arkansas’ only non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and youth with disabilities and seniors in a camp environment. The camp is located on more than 100 acres in Little Rock, minutes away from Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

EFMP merged with the camp for a day of fun and new activities for the special needs children and their families in the program.

“The main purpose is that families can come here as a family with a special needs member, and they all can have a good time, and they’ll be around other families with similar circumstances,” said Steve Jones, Airman and Family Readiness Center EFMP coordinator. “Those kids can intermingle with each other, and can say, ‘Hey, I’m not the only one around here with, maybe, an issue.’ So it brings people together.”

Camp activities included arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, fishing, disc golf and other events such as a carousel ride and ice cream at the end of the day. The activities were hosted on a campus specifically designed for people in wheelchairs, or needing walkers, or just needing to express themselves in ways that might draw unwanted attention elsewhere.

They put harnesses on and negotiated the rocks on the climbing wall. There were some times that were challenging for them; some of the easy parts were challenging for a few. But it was no big deal because the parents were there to give them a hand, Jones added.

C.J. Moorman did just that: he gave his son, Lance, a hand with his fishing rod as they trolled for the big catfish inhabiting the camp lake. Moorman, who works at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here, and his wife Cindy, brought their four sons and six grandchildren to the event.

“Steve sets things up like this. He stays in contact with all the folks who want to be in the program; he has a list and he keeps track of all the people,” Moorman said, “then he does events like this where he gets people out in the community doing things that people with special needs can actually take advantage of.”

“It’s really neat to see the grandkids interact with Lance and JoJo and other children with disabilities as well,” Cindy added. “We’re having a great time.”

Friday, October 6, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 100617

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

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.

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.**

CDL Flatbed Drivers Needed, NORTH LITTLE ROCK LOCATION – Regional, Family-Oriented Workplace. $600.00 Sign on Bonus Great pay, Earn $50,000.00, to $65,000.00 Yr., Health/Dental/Vision 100% paid. Retirement Plan w/company partial match, Vacation, Holiday Pay, Home Weekly, 90% No-Tarp, Uniforms & Jackets Provided. Late Model Trucks! Call Chuck or Jeremy 501-945-1433 Apply in person 5007 E. Broadway, NLR. 72117.**

NOW HIRING OTR TEAM DRIVERS - Little Rock Carrier for major retail store currently seeking to fi ll one Team Truck. Team will split total miles @ $.645/mi.Paid drop & hook, No touch freight. Run terminal to terminal plus retail stores. Assigned Equipment. Company offers Quarterly safety incentive, Monthly fuel incentive, and Flexible home time. Available Health insurance, Dental, Vision & Matching 401K to 6%. Requires: Class A CDL w/doubles endorsement. Must be 23 years of age, Verifiable 2 yrs OTR exp., No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 yrs. Contact Fort Worth Carrier @ 501-455-6416.**

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.**

EMS Coordinator/ Instructors (2) - The Arkansas Fire Academy, a division of Southern AR University Tech, in Camden, AR. Salary base: $47,259 (commensurate with degree & experience). Application & job description available at: www.sautech.edu. Inquiries may be directed to: SAU Tech HR Office. Phone: 870-574-4481. E-mail:humanres@sautech.edu. A/EEO Employer.**


AUCTIONS

INVESTORS & HOME BUYERS! LIVE ONSITE REAL ESTATE AUCTION: Wednesday, October 11, at 12:00 PM 136 Spring Lake Lane, Hot Springs, AR, 71901 Picturesque Home & 2 Cottages on 6+/- Acres. Features gorgeous view of Bald Mtn. 2 BR/2BA. Large living area with vaulted ceilings from barn wood and log ceilings. 501.767.9777 or 888.767.9771, steve@arkansasauctiongroup.com. For Full TERMS, Details, Pics, inspection date and info, see: www.arkansasauctiongroup.com, Arkansas Auction Group & Realty, Steve Thacker, CAI, Broker/Auctioneer, AL# 1394.**

PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION – Live/Onsite! Saturday, October 07, 2017 at 10 AM-3PM, Address: 134 Deer View Circle, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913, Car & Complete Home FULL of Furniture, 2007 Chevy Impala, King Size & Queen Size BR Set, Hide-a-Bed Sofa, Swivel Rocker, Dining Table, China Cabinet, Entertainment Center, Dishes & Collectibles, more! For Full TERMS, Details, Pics, see: www.arkansasauctiongroup.com, 501.767.9777 • 888.767.9771, steve@arkansasauctiongroup.com, Arkansas Auction Group & Realty, Steve Thacker, CAI, Broker/Auctioneer, AL# 1394.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 10/7 & 12-14, some furniture, boats, fishing tackle & more.


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) 681-1833.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

DUCK HUNTING or fishing boat, 14’ HD all weld alum., w/Yamaha 9.9 hp., 4-stroke, elec. start motor, both new w/factory warranties. Plus, excellent Minkota trolling motor & trailer. (501) 843-2187.


MISC.

FOR SALE! CARPORT! Great as CAMPING SHED for ATV - All galvanized steel, $749 delivered, Call 501-766-6900.**

WANTED 10 HOMES- In your county Needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For our Before and after picture brochure. Upon being selected receive free $300 gift certificate. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for our brochure. No money down financing. Payments $89/Mo.* Free estimates* Senior/Military discounts. wac. CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.**


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 RENT: doublewide trailer, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, Vilonia Schools, $450 rent, $200 deposit. (501) 796-8270 or (501) 786-9745.


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 >> GREEN FLAG Little Rock: Securing joint operational readiness

By Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 34th Combat Training Squadron coordinated the 50th anniversary of Air Mobility Command’s GREEN FLAG exercise.

The two-week exercise, conducted at Fort Polk, La., grow’s the bonds and coordination between Mobility Air Force’s assets and their Army brethren.

“One of the best ways for a loadmaster to learn is to hear how to best tackle a problem from another, more experienced, loadmaster,” said Staff Sgt. Whitny Woolverton, 34th CTS instructor loadmaster. “I have a lot of experience I can share with other loadmasters and I love being able to do that.”

Woolverton participated as an observer, coach and trainer, or OCT, during the exercise. This involved flying with various aircrews and observing or assisting them perform certain tasks encountered during deployments or temporary deployments.

One of these tasks is Combat Offload Method B, a method used when a piece of cargo cannot be offloaded by conventional methods because it’s either too big or the proper equipment needed is unavailable. 

The method consists of hooking chains attached to a forklift to cargo and anchoring it in place while the aircraft slowly moves forward. As the piece of cargo is removed from the aircraft, aircrew place barrels underneath to keep its height consistent and from falling over. Once this process is complete, the aircraft can immediately begin to take off procedures if needed. However, the aircrew may take their time safely moving the piece of equipment. 

“GREEN FLAG is a good, controlled environment to get critical training for deployments,” said Airman Dalton Clark, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. “I’m trying to get as much training as I can before an actual deployment comes up.”

The wealth of information and training gained during this exercise is just one of the many avenues available to ensure service members are prepared to answer their nation’s call.

“I’ve seen plenty of stuff I’ve never encountered before,” Clark said. “It’s good to be able to experience things that are out of your norm and learn how to prepare for that.”

TOP STORY >> Little Rock AFB Airman supports family in Puerto Rico from MacDill AFB

By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In times of adversity, many turn to their families for emotional support. Loved ones become safety nets when one of their own faces strife. But what does a person do when his family is in jeopardy on an island thousands of miles away?

Airman 1st Class Kenny Rivera Rojas, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, responded to his family by offering his helping hands to not just his family, but the entire Puerto Rican population, by helping maintain aircraft headed to Hurricane Maria for aeromedical evacuation missions.  

Rivera Rojas’s family is part of the 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. They reside in the city of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, 30 minutes away from San Juan. Rivera Rojas’s only way to contact them is through his sister, who works at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Airport.

“They mean the world to me,” Rivera Rojas said. “I’m very close to everyone, even my extended family. “Although my sister hasn’t gotten the chance to talk to them, I try to call at least once a day. Since there isn’t electricity, all I hear is the phone ring. They don’t know I’m here.”

The challenges his family is facing is the same as other Puerto Ricans who are struggling to find food, water and gas. So far, the U.S. territory has received support from federal and private agencies.

“It’s heartwarming to see people donate to help so much,” Rivera Rojas said. “I didn’t think there was going to be the amount of support there is.”

So far, Rivera Rojas has contributed to maintenance operations supporting responding aircraft by aiding in flight pre-checks and loading supplies onto aircraft headed to Puerto Rico and will continue to do so as long as he can. 

“Until I see my family again, I’m willing to do anything in my power to make sure they’re OK,” he said. “I’m here. I’m doing my best to help out and be there. I love you.” 

Friday, September 29, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 092717

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.


SERVICES

DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00 to start. Balance of $25.00 when divorce is final. Property settlement, alimony, child support, fee waiver INCLUDED. Call 800.835.1314.**

DISH Network Satellite Television Service. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95/mo! 1-800-511-6322.**


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.

BECOME A  HOME INSPECTOR IN 30 DAYS OR LESS - Class starts soon! We offer: Home & Commercial Inspection Training, & Continuing Ed  Inspection classes.  For details, info:   Call 501-796-3627 or email abc@tcworks.net for details or visit:, www.abchii.com.**

DIESEL MECHANIC – NLR LOCATION! Full-time M-F, 7am-5pm. Must be able to Weld, perform PM’s & maintenance. Must provide your own tools. Benefits include: Retirement, paid holidays, company paid insurance. We furnish uniforms also! Call Chuck 501-945-1433.**

CDL Flatbed Drivers - Needed – Regional Family-Oriented Workplace. $600.00 Sign on Bonus. NORTH LITTLE ROCK LOCATION Great pay, Earn $50,000.00, to $65,000.00 Yr., Health/Dental/Vision, 100% paid.. Retirement Plan w/company partial match, Vacation, Holiday Pay, Home Weekly, 90% No-Tarp, Uniforms & Jackets Provided.. Late Model Trucks! Call Chuck or Jeremy 501-945-1433 Apply in person, 5007 E. Broadway, NLR. 72117.**

NOW HIRING OTR TEAM DRIVERS - Little Rock Carrier for major retail store currently seeking to fill one Team Truck. Team will split total miles @ $.645/mi. Paid drop & hook, No touch freight. Run terminal to terminal plus retail stores. Assigned Equipment. Company offers Quarterly safety incentive, Monthly fuel incentive, and Flexible home time. Available Health insurance, Dental, Vision & Matching 401K to 6%. Requires: Class A CDL w/doubles endorsement. Must be 23 years of age, Verifiable 2 yrs OTR exp., No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 yrs. Contact Fort Worth Carrier @ 501-455-6416.**

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

FALL FARM, RANCH, RECREATION, EQUIPMENT AUCTION - SATURDAY, Sept 30, 9:00 A.M., 1401 HWY 5, ROMANCE, AR., Misc. on Trailers @ 9 a.m.., Large items begin at Apx. 10 a.m.. Will be held in Events Center Rain or Shine! For pics, Terms, & Directions VISIT auctionzip.com ID 19078 Davis Auctioneers nealdavisauctioneers.com, PB 6564, Neal Davis, AAL #1 501-940-2138, Jason-SA, #1202, 501-454-3382.**

FALL EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Sunday, Oct 1st @ 10:00 AM @ SW Auction Pavilion,  Wheaton, MO. 151 State Hwy 76, Taking Consignments NOW on Farm Machinery, Trucks, Trailers, Outdoor, Shop, Tools, Sporting goods & More! Southwest Auction Service (417) 652-7540 www.swaauction.com AR LIC# 1392.**



YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 9/30, 8 am-4 pm, 18 Francis, Cabot. Western men’s clothes, fabric, upholstery material, clothes of all sizes.


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) 681-1833.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

DUCK HUNTING or fishing boat, 14’ HD all weld alum., w/Yamaha 9.9 hp., 4-stroke, elec. slant motor, both new w/factory warranties. Also, excellent Minkota trolling motor & trailer. (501) 843-2187.


ITEMS FOR SALE

RESTORED & functional claw foot tub, dated 1913, completely reglazed in white, $1,500 obo. Text: (870) 550-6724 or (870) 692-2964.

Attn: Hunters! CAMPING SHED for ATV - All galvanized steel, $749 delivered, Call 501-766-6900.**

WANTED 10 HOMES- In your county Needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For our Before and after picture brochure. Upon being selected receive free $300 gift certificate. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for our  brochure. No money down financing. Payments $89/Mo.* Free estimates* Senior/Military discounts. wac. CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.**


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.

HOUSE OUT in country & down private drive at 8806 Hutchins Rd., Jacksonville. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & air, ceiling fans. No pets, $450 month, $300 deposit. Call (501) 837-0264.


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 >> LRAFB develops acting troupe to combat improper behaviors

By Tammy L. Reed
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Three Little Rock Air Force Base helping agencies are working together to develop the Little Rock Improv Troupe, with the mission of combatting inappropriate behaviors across the base with improvisational theater. 

Representatives from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Equal Opportunity and Family Advocacy offices are the core group of the acting troupe who will perform short skits loosely based on real- world scenarios these representatives have faced in their work.  

“Its purpose is prevention and awareness,” said Karen Hubbard, SAPR victim advocate.  “Our idea is to put out real scenarios and how to intervene if necessary, or who to help you intervene if you have to.”

LIT will stop mid-skit and ask the audience questions such as:  Do you think this is harassment? Do you think this is sexual assault?  What would you do? Who would you go to?

“That way the audience can tell us what they think,” said Tech. Sgt. Tahlia Robinson, 19th Airlift Wing Command Post. “And we can tell them, ‘You are on the right track,’ or ‘No, we understand why you came to that conclusion, but this is actually what it is.’ They can also ask us questions, too.”

“Even though we have scripts, the skits are loosely based off the script,” Robinson said.  “We definitely have to touch our key points in the scripts. For example, if we are talking about sexual assault sexual harassment or domestic violence, we have to touch on those particular points to make you think; but the beautiful part of this is that it’s not going to be the same thing over and over again.”

The troupe idea came from Robinson seeing the same type of show in Korea called “Stop Light.”  She worked with the other agencies to make the troupe Team Little Rock’s own.

To put their spin on it, SAPR included the Family Advocacy and EO programs, as other troupes usually only involved the SAPR program.

“We wanted to make it broader, so we could reach a multitude of people with three different topics at once,” Hubbard said.

“The vice wing commander got a chance to preview what we are doing, and he highly endorsed it,” added Charles DeSaussure, Equal Opportunity installation director.  “He said it’s real and in your face, it may make you uncomfortable, but it’s designed to give you a glimpse of what victims actually go through.”

Right now, victim experiences come from scripts that the core group representatives put together.  This group is nine members from the three agencies, but they are looking to expand with more actors, script writers, and support help.  

“Anyone wanting to volunteer can email us, we have an application process, then we’ll have to clear it through their supervisor, then they’ll meet with our core members,” Hubbard said.

If someone wants to book the group for a show they can also email Hubbard, Robinson or DeSaussure to work with the group to schedule a skit.

The group’s first show is at Camp Robinson on Oct.2, with the next circuit Wingman Day on Dec. 15, at the Walters Community Support Center.  

If you would like more information about the troupe call the SAPR Office at 987-2685, or email Tech Sgt. Tahlia Robinson at tahlia.robinson@us.af.mil, or Charles DeSaussure at charles.desaussure.1@us.af.mil.  

Do you like to act? Are you a wiz at the planning and coordination of theatrical shows? Then come audition to be part of the Little Rock Improv Troop. Volunteers will not only have a chance to perform, but also create skits that will be viewed by multiple on- and off-base agencies and partners. If this is something you, or any one you know, would be interested in, please stop by the SAPR office, Build 1260, Oct. 5, from 1-2:30 p.m., and Oct. 12, from 10 - noon, to show us what you got! If you have any questions please contact the SAPR office at 987-2658. 

TOP STORY >> Four-legged friend fosters faith

by Airman Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A member of the chapel staff pads down the aisle in between pews as the sanctuary lies still. He’s tired, but cheerful, after getting up early to support the Combat Airlift mission of Little Rock Air Force Base.

Shaking a sense of wakefulness into his stride, he readies himself to visit different squadrons on base and add a level of charisma that only he can.

“We had some Airmen helping us with something and when I looked around I saw an Airman tearing up as he pet him,” said Staff Sgt. Kolton Rottinghaus, 19th Airlift Wing NCO in charge of plans and programs. “I’m sure that Airman shared some thoughts with him, which no one else had been allowed to hear, until then. There are times when people are going through their own personal issues and while I may not be able to support them too much, he’s able to connect with them almost instantly.”

Milo, 19th Airlift Wing morale dog, assists the chapel staff in taking care of Team Little Rock members through his extensive training and the guidance of his handler.

Epiphany

“As chapel staff, we’re charged with taking care of Airmen – not just the spiritual side, but the mental and social sides as well,” Rottinghaus said. “I was at home thinking of ways to do just that, while I was playing with Milo and I realized something. I’m having fun right now. I’m having fun and I know tons of people that would have fun doing this too.”

After his epiphany, Rottinghaus knew a morale dog was missing from the base chapel staff and that he’d have to jump through a few hoops himself to get one. The process involved having to send Milo away for three and a half months for obedience training, and Rottinghaus went to Louisiana for a week of handler training. Afterward, he started pushing for the implementation of a morale dog program.

Making a Vision Reality

“It’s a creative way to provide that bridge between members of the chapel and the Airmen we’re trying to help,” said Chaplain Lt. Col. David Knight, wing chaplain for the 19th Airlift Wing. “Our role is providing for the spiritual fitness of Team Little Rock, and Milo really helps people open up and tell us how we can best do that.”

Being able to reach Airmen who may be emotionally inaccessible to the chapel staff is one way Milo has shown himself to be a key member of the team.

“He can help you connect with pretty much anybody,” Rottinghaus said. “He’ll put his paws on someone’s lap and open himself up to appreciation or attention from individuals he senses may be having a hard time.”

Milo serves as a resiliency tool for the chapel staff and a friend to the other members of Team Little Rock performing feats incapable of his fellow team members.

“There’re times when no words will suffice to help bring someone into the state of mind that they can open up to you. Milo helps break that barrier with a wag of his tail or a lick of the hand,” Rottinghaus said. “He’s a lifesaver.”


TOP STORY >> Base pharmacy ensures Airmen readiness, health

By Airman Rhett Isbell
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 19th Medical Group pharmacy team works day in and day out to ensure they equip Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen with the medication they need to remain mission ready and capable.

Making sure a prescription is filled out correctly is key to protecting Little Rock Airmen from the ill effects of any preventable sicknesses or long-lasting ailments, as well as improving the lives of service members, dependents and retirees.

Pharmacy staff members focus on ensuring that Team Little Rock is ready to execute the mission they’re given at a moment’s notice, including deployments and temporary duty assignments (TDY) by providing them and their families the assistance they need. 

“Our everyday mission is to make sure those planes keep moving,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Winnert, 19th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician. “We take special care to make sure we get deployed members their medication to prevent them from getting sick while they’re away.”

When Airmen go on deployments or TDYs, it’s up to the base pharmacy to ensure Airmen have the medication needed to last them for the entire time the Airmen are away. If a Little Rock Airman runs out of or misplaces his medication, he can use the mail order pharmacy system or attempt to use the facilities at their current location to receive a refill.

All of the work and time spent on the men and women on the front lines doesn’t stop the pharmacy team from taking care of the rest of Team Little Rock on base. With a noticeably reduced wait time average, the pharmacy keeps the mission moving.

“In July, 55 percent of our customers checked-in in five minutes or less,” said Maj. Rachel Copeland, 19th MDSS pharmacy flight commander. 

The pharmacy team puts this emphasis on a speedy customer service to ensure sick Airmen and their families get the medication they need to get healthy again.

“The base pharmacy knows leaving behind loved ones who have medical conditions is one of the hardest things an Airman can do,” said Staff Sgt. Zachary Nordstrom, 19th MDSS pharmacy technician. “The pharmacy makes sure to take care of those family members as if they were our own flesh and blood.”

The deployed member can then focus on the mission. We just want them to know that if their family members get sick, they have that service there to take care of them, said Nordstrom.

All of these efforts are put forward with the desire to further the Little Rock Air Force Base mission of Combat Airlift and always staying mission ready.

“We help maintain mission readiness by making sure everybody is fit to fight,” Winnert said.

For more information, call the base pharmacy at 501-987-7446. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

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TOP STORY >> Retiree Appreciation Day is Sept. 23

Little Rock Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office will host the 39th annual Team Little Rock Retiree Appreciation Day event honoring Arkansas’ military retirees in the Walters Community Center Sept. 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will boast an array of informational booths open to all Team Little Rock in support of Arkansas’s retiree community. 

Retirees will have the opportunity to learn about travel, health care, banking options, becoming and remaining healthy and educational opportunities manned by community business leaders, health professionals, base personnel and numerous military and retiree organizations members. At each booth, retirees were provided one-on-one briefings about their benefits and how they could take advantage of numerous other available services.


The Retiree Activities Office, located in the Consolidated Support Facility, building 1255, offers services to more than 57,000 military retirees residing in Arkansas. For more information, call the Little Rock AFB Retiree Activities Office at (501) 987-6095.

TOP STORY >> Operation Market Garden remembered 73 years later: A jump to remember

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


Freedom isn’t free; the price isn’t paid by one country alone.

Allied troops wearing different uniforms, originating from different countries were transported on a C-47. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, they prepared to jump from side doors of the aircraft into the unknown. Confident their mission would be a success, they had no idea the majority of paratroopers were about to fall to their deaths. 

Allied troops rallied Sept. 18th, 1944, to execute Operation Market Garden. Comprised of approximately 41,700 American, British and Polish service members, it was the largest airborne operation of World War II.

The plan was to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas, Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands from the Axis powers. This would enable the Allies to outmaneuver the Axis’ defenses on the Siegfried line, ensuring a swift advance toward Berlin, Germany. 

Operation Market Garden was a two-part airborne operation in which paratroopers were inserted into enemy terrain to seize an object of value, later ground troops would move in and secure the objective.

Allied commanders constructed the operation hopeful it would end World War II by December 1944, however, Axis forces were much stronger than anticipated.

What was supposed to be the turning point of the war, became a failed operation creating approximately 17,000 Allied casualties.

To honor those service members who fought for freedom, the Royal Netherlands Army hosted a memorial parachute jump Sept. 16 on the Ginkelse Heid Drop Zone, Netherlands, near the city of Ede.

Aircraft and service members from the United States, the Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, France and Germany partook in the memorial jump. 

One aircraft flying in the memorial jump belonged to the 314th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark, whose lineage dates back to World War II. Their predecessor, the 314th Troop Carrier Group, took part in both the Normandy Invasion and Operation Market Garden.

“We did this because it is our history,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Spain, 314th Operations Group C-130J evaluator pilot. “The 314th and 62nd were units participating during Market Garden in 1944. It’s important for us to come back and remember what the guys in our unit did back then.”

While Little Rock AFB aircrew flew the C-130J over the historical drop zone, paratroopers from the six countries sat in the belly of the aircraft and prepared to conduct the same jump that their predecessors did in 1944.

“Although we all come from different nations with our own languages, we all speak the same tongue when it comes to being a paratrooper,” said the Netherlands Royal Air Force Brigadier H.G.J.A. Smits, 11 Air Assault Brigade Commander. “The memorial jump brings together paratroopers from various nations to share knowledge and work on their interoperability.” 

United by the powerful ideal of securing freedom for all, Operation Market Garden erased cultural barriers between those who participated in the operation during World War II.

 “I saw men who were hungry, exhausted and hopelessly out numbered. Men by who all the rules of war could gladly have surrendered and had it all over with, men who were shelled until they could’ve been hopeless psychopaths and through it all they laughed, they sang and they died. They kept fighting because they knew they were told that this battle would shorten the war, for others,” an account from an U.S. service member stated.

The memorial jump was followed by a wreath laying ceremony, where multiple wreaths were laid in honor of the bravery of the men who sacrificed their lives.     

“Only in unity can we live in freedom,” said the mayor of Ede, Netherlands. “The memorial jump reminds us freedom cannot be taken for granted. Let us follow the example of every veteran and every soldier of then and now. Let us remember them, honor them and respect them so that we never forget.”

TOP STORY >> 70 years of air power: One family’s service

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

The need for unified airpower forged the foundation for the Air Force during World War II. Since its conception, Airmen have served in every major conflict and war requiring air support.

This history is shared by one family in particular.

Faithful to a Proud Heritage

The demands of World War II prompted many people to take up arms. Retired Master Sgt. Fred Thomas joined their ranks, serving as a gunner in the Army Air Corps, later transitioning into the Air Force as aircrew. 

His son, retired Chief Master Sgt. Gary Thomas, followed in his footsteps and became a flight simulator instructor and served in the Air Force Senior Enlisted Council. He pioneered many changes, including improving housing for unaccompanied Airmen.

The call to serve, as well as receiving orders to live in Iceland, led Gary to his wife, Rebecca, who served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant in avionics.

“Our family has been on the greatest team in the world since 1947,” Gary said. “Growing up, I knew without a shadow of a doubt I would join the Air Force.” 

Tradition of Honor

This Air Force family tree grew when they gave birth to their son, Earl.

“Being in the Air Force was something my father was proud of, and I knew I wanted to be part of it early on,” said Maj. Earl Thomas, 19th Medical Group Public Health flight commander.

Earl married and had two children, Karie and Matthew.

No one would have blamed the Thomas’ for ending their military journey; they had collectively served 81 years in the Air Force. For a while, it looked like the last member serving would be Earl; then his daughter had a change of heart.

“I wanted to stay in one place and settle down,” said Senior Airman Karie Thomas, 436th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health technician at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. “I was working as a waitress and paying for college. I literally woke up one day and said, ‘I want more for my life.’ So I decided the Air Force was the way to go.”

Legacy of Valor

An assignment to Dover AFB, Delaware, challenged Karie to spread her own wings. 

“It’s humbling to be able to serve in the same branch as my family,” Karie said. “Before I was observing from the outside, but now I’m in the Air Force family and sharing the experience. It’s an amazing tradition that we’re part of.”

Karie created her own experiences by making Senior Airmen Below-the-Zone and receiving the Air Force Sergeants Association Airman of the Year Award. 

“I joined to be a part of something bigger than myself,” Karie said. “Now all of us get to celebrate this tradition together by attending the 70th Air Force Anniversary Ball.” 

Gary, Earl and Karie gathered together in uniform during the event to celebrate their history for the first time since Karie’s Basic Military Training graduation. 

“This (is) the first time (we’re) together and fully able to enjoy it and take it all in,” Earl said. “My family heritage and the Air Force heritage is one and the same. I haven’t known anything other than my Air Force family.”