Friday, August 18, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 081817

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.

Memory Problems?  Consider a clinical trial for those who have early to mild Alzheimer’s disease or memory problems that may be early symptoms. • 50 - 85 years old • Have a reliable study parter that can accompany you to visits in Little Rock. For more information, please call the Clinical Trials, Inc. 501-227-6179. Visit www.ClinicalTrialsInc.com**

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 HighSpeed Internet, $14.95/mo. (Availability and Restrictions apply.) TV for Less, Not Less TV! Call 1-855-374-9776.**

WANTED - Only 5 more homes needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS to be displayed in our upcoming before & after photo contest. SAVE HUNDREDS. 100% financing. Payments *$89/Mo. *Free estimates. Senior/Military discounts. Winner receives  $500 Rebate. DETAILS CALL!! 866-668-8681. wac**


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.

Looking for subcontractor for bank foreclosure work.  Must have own truck and tools, $1000+per week, pay based upon work performed.  501-672-4347.**

TEACHERS & SCHOOL NURSES! APPLY TODAY! lrsdjobs.org. Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace, Se Habla EspaƱol.**

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


AUCTIONS

ESTATE AUCTION! 311 S. Ross, Vinita, OK 74301Thurs., August 24, 2017, STARTS @ 8:57 A.M. Estate of: Mike Carroll,  Owner: Brenda Carroll, Running 2 Auction Rings All Day, collectors dream auction of unique antiques. COKE MEMORABILIA, MILLS SLOT MACHINE, TRUCK, TRAILER, CARPORT, UNIQUE ANTIQUES, FURNITURE & COLLECTIBLES, JUKEBOXES, DISPENSING MACHINES, AMERICANA & FOLK ART, TELLER CAGE, FLAPPER PURSES, TOOLS, NAT’L CASH REGISTER, Terms: Cash – Credit Cards – Check with Proper ID – OK Sales Tax Applies unless exemption is shown. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS DAY OF SALE SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS ADVERTISING. CHUPPS AUCTION CO. Dale Chupp, Realtor, Century 21, NEOKL.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 8/19, 8 am-? 2000 Stuckey Rd., Cabot. Lots of household items, furniture, decor, golf clubs, all must go! (501) 259-8197.



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.


FURNITURE

PIANO, CABINET Grand, restored & refinished, perfect condition, ivory keys. (501) 843-6150 or (501) 438-4536, Cabot.


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.

HOME ON Indianhead Lake, Sherwood, AR. 10 mins. from LRAFB. 4 bedroom, 2 baths, sunroom with lake view, 2,600 sq. ft., dbl. garage, fishing dock, 1 yr. lease, $1,780 per month plus deposit. 76 Shoshoni, Sherwood. (501) 416-0992.


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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER – Sherwood, nice neighborhood, 3BR, 2BA, one level, rock and no maint. siding, apx 1500 s.f., large WBFP w/Blowers, Bay window, Unfinished area over garage would make great kids room or office. Large Corner lot w/double side gate. $149,000, hurry to get this price. Call 501-658-8515.**


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 >> Mitigating maintenance manning with contract partnership

By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 314th Maintenance Group completed its transition from Airmen to contracted maintenance to sustain the C-130 training mission June 30 at Little Rock Air Force Base.

The 314th MXG began their transformation approximately six months ago to replace the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with more than 120 DynCorp International contractors. The temporary transition, set to last for approximately three years, will allow C-130 maintainers to transfer to other bases and begin work with the F-35 program by the end of July 2017. 

“Our objective here is to provide the same type of maintenance and standard as the Air Force,” said Timothy Wolard, DynCorp International site lead. “Although we’re replacing the enlisted personnel, we’re keeping the same level of standards and skills.” 

Upholding requirements and techniques helped the Airmen and contractors work cohesively throughout the transition.

Airmen and contractors worked together to ensure a seamless transition was completed without an impact to the 314th Airlift Wing’s mission. 

“We have worked side-by-side with the contractors since the beginning of the transition,” said Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Lockwood, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead production superintendent. “Although they were responsible for creating their own operating procedures, we advised them with what has worked so well with the 314th AMXS for years. Most of the individuals in the top leadership positions have all served with us here at Little Rock and we have a great working relationship.”

Meshing well with the Airmen proved to be beneficial as the contractors began the transition. 

“The contract here is very unique because we’re starting from scratch,” Wolard said. “Usually when DynCorp International comes in there’s already a contractor workforce in place. When we got here, we had to establish everything such as training, policies and procedures. We were all really involved to get this thing rolling.” 

Although the DynCorp International contractors wear a different uniform than the enlisted workforce, many of them were once military. 

“When we hire, we ask applicants to have C-130J model experience,” Wolard said. “We have a lot of former service members here with large skillsets.” 

DynCorp’s mission as a U.S. objectives solution provider comes full circle as the 314th MXG’s transition closes by bringing business back to the Central Arkansas region. The transition to an integrated maintenance workforce is a testament to the importance of partnerships which contributes to not just maintenance support’s legacy, but to mission success for the future. 

TOP STORY >> Celebrating 69 years of service

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

Through its humble beginnings as an observation group in 1927 to the world’s mightiest C-130 tactical airlift wing in the world, this year marks the 19th Airlift Wing’s 69th birthday – one filled with many honors, awards and historical milestones.

When the U.S. Army Air Corps established the 19th Observation Group in 1927, which later became the 19th Bombardment Group, this laid the foundation for the Black Knight heritage which is honored this year.

“The 19th Airlift Wing is one of the U.S. military’s premiere organizations” said Dr. Jeremy Prichard, 19th AW historian. “From operating B-29 bombers in World War II and Korea, to B-52 Stratofortress bombers and KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft during Vietnam and the Cold War, to the C-130s we fly today: the mission has changed over the years, but the 19th’s commitment to the Nation remains as firm today as it did during the World War II.”

Following World War II as a bombardment group, the U.S. Air Force officially stood up the 19th Bombardment Wing in 1948 and continued to operate the B-29s while attached to the Far East Air Forces.

In 1968, the 19th Bombardment Wing moved to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, where it absorbed the Black Knights nickname and traded its inventory of B-47 Stratojets for B-52 and KC-135. 

While there, 19th Bombardment Wing provided aircraft and Airmen to operations in Vietnam and other regions across the globe.

In 1983, the 19th Bombardment Wing was re-designated as the 19th Air Refueling Wing and operated KC-135 at Robins AFB. 

“The 19th Air Refueling Wing – and eventually the 19th Air Refueling Group – supported operations in Central America in the 1980s, the first Gulf War in the 1990s and in Iraq and Afghanistan following the attacks on 9/11,” Prichard said.

In 2008, the 19th Airlift Wing was activated as the host unit at Little Rock Air Force Base which continues today.

“From World War II, to Cold War engagements in Korea and Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terror, the 19th AW continues to fly with the motto: In Alis Vincimus – On Wings We Conquer,” Prichard said.

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.