Friday, September 15, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 091517

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.

16th Annual “Off the  Beaten Path” Studio Tour - September 15, 16 and 17, 2017,  a free self-guided driving tour of the private working studio of artists located within 30 miles of the historic Court House square in Mountain View?, Arkansas??.? For  times of showing, events, and more info: Becki Dahlstedt, tour coordinator, at 870-615-4825 www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com.**

ATTENTION  RETAIL VENDORS- RESERVE YOUR BOOTH TODAY! PINE BLUFF’s Largest Christmas EXPO!  Nov. 17, 18 and 19, 2017. Pine Bluff  Convention Center - GREAT Opportunity to get your business in front of a captive audience! Contact Jimmy Barrow 870-534-3400 ext 1225 or jbarrow@pbcommercial.com.**

PRIVATE CLUB - Paperwork for sale. Corporation and Documents allows you to apply to sell beer, wine, mixed drinks, even in a dry county in Arkansas. No taxes or fines owed. 870-413-0646.  References available.**


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 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.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 9/16, 8 am-3 pm, 3608 Long St., Jax. Vintage liquor bar, locking display cabinet, household items, holiday decor & lots more.


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.

JOB FAIR - September 27th, 2017 -  9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Marquette Transportation NOW HIRING - ALL POSITIONS! Deckhands, Cooks, Engineers, Wheelhouse, Wyndham Riverfront, 2 Riverfront Place • North Little Rock, AR 72114. Please apply online prior to arriving at Job Fair! www.marquettetrans.com • Walk-ins welcome!**

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.**


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.


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 800-643-8728.**

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.**


WANTED

GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will pay up to $12,500 for pre-1975 Gibson, Fender, Martin and Gretsch guitars. Fender amplifiers also. Call toll free! 1-800-995-1217.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

COZY, ONE room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Bed pulls down from wall in Living Room in front of wood burning fireplace. Includes appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200. No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.


HOUSES FOR SALE

SHERWOOD – 3 BR 2 BA  HOME FOR SALE, by owner, Oakridge Subdivision, nice area, close to everything, Sylvan Hills schools,  quiet “no outlet”  road with park. Corner lot, double garage, bay window, large oversized lot with privacy fenced, double gate to back yard. WBFP w/Blowers, double hung windows, low utilities, no maint. exterior. (rock and frame)  Apx. 1500 sf, plus unfinished area over garage, $149,000, call 501-590-1716 for information.**


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 >> Responding to Irma: Little Rock AFB delivers medical professionals to Florida

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

The 41st Airlift Squadron transported more than 100 medical personnel to Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 9 to prepare for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. 

The 41st AS flew to Dallas and Houston, Texas, to pick up U.S. Public Health Service Rapid Deployment Force personnel and Disaster Medical Assistance Teams from Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, and their medical equipment. 

“Our mission is to assist in response to Hurricane Irma,” said Ronda Lacey, AL-1 DMAT commander. “We’re here to help the state of Florida and the people who are in need of medical assistance there. It’s an honor to help our country in this critical time.” 

Doctors, registered nurses, mid-level technicians, a dentist and an infectious disease specialist were among the USPHS and DMAT personnel who were pre-staged to support potential relief efforts. The responders brought a variety of skillsets as well as medical equipment such as pharmaceuticals, oxygen tanks, triage kits and basic first aid supplies.

USPHS and DMAT teams prepare in advance to respond to critical events, similar to the 41st AS. 

“We’re ready to respond because of the training we do for this,” said Staff Sgt. Efrain Huereque, 41st Airlift Squadron loadmaster. “Even though we don’t get to do this often, it’s very rewarding; it feels good to help people in need.” 

The relationship between DMAT and USPHS allows them to provide care for those affected by Hurricane Irma. The partnership of these civilian agencies with the U.S. Air Force secures mission success for immediate medical care. 

“It’s a joint effort,” said Jessica Picanzo, TN-1 DMAT nurse paramedic. “We received a notification 12 hours ago, and now we’re in the air. We’re able to respond so quickly because of our military partners.”

TOP STORY >> LRAFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Irma

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

Little Rock Air Force Base received various aircraft and their crews assigned to multiple military installations along the east coast in preparation for Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9.

Personnel from Hurlburt Field, Florida, along with U-28As, CV-22 Ospreys, MC-130H Combat Talon II’s and other aircraft bedded down here until the bad weather was over.

Hurricane Irma, which had a potential to increase to a Category 5 storm, threatened a large part of the eastern seaboard and aircraft along the potential path relocated as a precaution to ensure the least amount of damage.

The relocation to Little Rock AFB ensured aircraft and aircrews from those installations were out of harm’s way until they could return to their home station.

“Our military weather professionals continue to monitor Hurricane Irma,” said Col. Christopher Lambert, 19th Airlift Wing vice commander, before the hurricane hit. “We stand ready to support our brothers and sisters in arms and our thoughts and prayers are with the communities affected by the storm.”

Additionally, leadership announced Little Rock AFB is standing by to deploy any assets needed if ordered to the recovery and aid in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockAirForceBase/.

Friday, September 8, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 090817

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.

BECOME A DRIVER IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS. DRIVER TRAINEES Needed NOW! Classes Start Every Monday! Lodging Provided! Tuition Financing Available. PINE BLUFF TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL, INC. The RIGHT TRAINING for Today’s Trucking Industry. CALL TODAY! 1-800-954-4981. www.pbtds.net. lic. by ASBPCE.**


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 MAINTENANCE Technician needed for quiet upscale apartment community. Duties include: appliance repair, carpentry, basic plumbing & electrical. Call (501) 663-8366 or emal: customerservice@rivercliffapts.com

CNA’s & PCA’s Join the Superior Senior Care registry, Assisting seniors & the disabled in their homes. • Earn the pay you deserve • Work the hours you desire • You tell us what you want Call TODAY! 1-877-854-7707. SuperiorSeniorCare.com.**

DIESEL MECHANIC - 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.**

Arkansas’ largest foodservice distributor, has an opportunity for: DELIVERY PROFESSIONAL for the Little Rock, AR area. $2,000 Sign On Bonus + COBRA Subsidy Available. In this position, you must provide timely delivery and unloading of grocery products for multi-drop route customers. No Stocking or Rotating Product! Home daily! • H.S. diploma or a GED • 1 year delivery driver exp. and Class A CDL • 3 yrs. clean MVR • Ability to lift up to 90 lbs. • Great benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability Visit www.PFGC.com and go to the “Careers” tab to apply. Read the position description for specific instructions on how to complete your online application. Night warehouse positions also available. EOE/Vets/Disabled.**


AUCTION

ESTATE AUCTION - SATURDAY SEPT 9, 2017, 2506 Duane Dr., Beebe, AR. SALE STARTS AT @ 10:00 AM. New Queen Adjustable Bed • Huge Entertainment Center • Power Scooter • Flat Screen TV • New Lift Chair • Recliners • Rocker Recliners • Queen Anne Chairs • Wing Back Chairs • Dining Table w/6 Chairs and Large Matching China Cabinet • Sofa • 2 Love Seats • Dressers • Chest of Drawers • Night Stands • Wood Rockers • Grandfather Clock • Pictures • Dishes • Glassware • Home Decor • Deer Mounts and Much Much More! Preview Friday Sept. 8 • Noon to 5 pm. FOR MORE INFORMATION, TERMS, DETAILS & PICTURES www.RonnieGayAuctions.com. 870-613-0387 AALB593.**


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 9/9, 7 am-1 pm, 205 W. 4th St., Ward. Rain cancels.

3-FAMILY YARD sale, 9/9, 406 N. Cedar St., Beebe. Cheap, cheap, cheap! Cancel if rain.

YARD SALE, 9/8 & 9, 7 am-? 1795 E. Main St., Cabot. Household items, tools, outdoor yard items, a few antiques.


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.


MISC.

S U M M E R  S A V I N G S - 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.**

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.**

Attn: Hunters! CAMPING SHED for ATV - All galvanized steel, $749 delivered, Call 800-643-8728.**


WANTED

GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will pay up to $12,500 for pre-1975 Gibson, Fender, Martin and Gretsch guitars. Fender amplifiers also. Call toll free! 1-800-995-1217.**


HOUSES FOR RENT

COZY, ONE room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Bed pulls down from wall in Living Room in front of wood burning fireplace. Includes appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200. No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.


MOBILE HOMES

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


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

TOP STORY >> One person, seven skillsets

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

From the flightline to dining facility, Airmen are diligently working to become experts in their specific career fields, however, a select few at the 19th Medical Group are challenged to go above and beyond and become proficient in more than seven skillsets.

Independent duty medical technicians provide full-spectrum of patient care at remote sites or mobile medical units. Services provided include routine and emergency medical care, emergent dental, medical laboratory, pharmacy, bioenvironmental services, public health, health promotions, patient administration, mental health and medical logistics functions.

The length of technical school for an Airman to learn one specific job can range anywhere from two weeks to years. IDMTs are challenged to learn the skills of more than seven different careers in only 13 weeks.

“To be an IDMT means you are essentially a medical group in one person,” said Senior Airman Claudia Sloan, 19th Medical Group IDMT. 

After meeting a long list of prerequisites, Airmen assigned to a medical group attend a 13-week additional training course with an approximate 50 percent failure rate, to become a certified IDMT. 

“The training is very intense because we have to be knowledgeable in almost every clinic in the medical group,” said Master Sgt. Richelle Moen, 19th Medical Group independent duty medical technician. “The anatomy and physiology portion of the course in a normal college setting is taught over several months. IDMT’s in training go through the course in two weeks.”

After passing this extensive training course, IDMTs return to their base and must complete more than 150 hours of training annually to maintain and advance their skills. 

“We are required to see 80 patients under the direction of a physician, spend 16 hours in the dental clinic, 24 hours in immunizations, 4 food and facility inspections and 4 shop visits yearly,” Moen said. “We must maintain Advanced Cardiac Life support, Emergency Medical Technician, Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor and Self-Aid Buddy Care instructor certifications.”

If a catastrophic event were to happen, the Air Force can send one IDMT to a forward location as opposed to sending seven different people.

“We affect the mission stateside and deployed because of the range of capabilities we have,” Sloan said. “For example, being assigned to the squadron I’ve cut down at least 25 percent of the administrative flow for flight medicine. Instead of waiting on the phone with the front desk taking time away from flyers I can figure it out for them or make their lives easier.”

TOP STORY >> Nighttime ops: Ensuring Combat Airlift never stops

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

It takes more than leaving the light on to sustain Combat Airlift. 

Air Mobility Command’s mission is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Although it takes multiple units, three main players of the Black Knight’s mission around-the-clock are the 19th Security Forces Squadron to secure the base, the 19th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management flight to keep the flightline running, and the 19th Maintenance Squadron Repair and Reclamation Section to ensure aircraft continue to fly. 

19th Security Forces Squadron

Personnel are met by 19th SFS Defenders who operate all entry and exit points, armed and ready to respond to threats even at the darkest hour.
The 19th SFS mission is to provide defense to enable Combat Airlift operations. This is no different when the sun sets.

“Nighttime operations conducted by the 19th SFS are critical for the 19th Airlift Wing and its smaller agencies,” said Phillip Bates, 19th SFS Operations Section police services officer. “The majority of service members are at home during these hours. Our Defenders are tasked with the protection of military assets from any and all criminal activities, which would ultimately go unchecked if not for these brave men and women on call, whenever, wherever to ensure our populace sleeps easy at night.”

19th OSS Airfield Management

Airfield management has a multitude of missions with the sole purpose of maintaining a safe airfield environment. 

Airmen conduct airfield checks regularly by scanning the flightline with a spotlight mounted on a truck, looking for anything that could damage an aircraft such as potholes, foreign objects and debris. The team and multiple bases agencies work together toward a solution after the issue is identified.

Nighttime brings two new obstacles to the flightline: nocturnal wildlife and diminished lighting. The airfield management team works with different units to stop pests before they interfere with operations, and monitors the lighting on the airfield to keep it adequately illuminated.

“The mission doesn’t only occur during the day,” said Senior Airman Joseph Way, 19th OSS Airfield Management shift lead. “It’s our responsibility to oversee and maintain an airfield which supports 24-hour operations.” 

19th MXS Repair and Reclamation Section

Airmen from the 19th MXS Repair and Reclamation section are on call at a moment’s notice to quickly repair major aircraft components so aircrew can return to the fight.

“Our job is ensuring aircraft are 100 percent mission capable at any time,” said Staff Sgt. Craig Carrillo, 19th MXS Aircraft Repair and Reclamation Section supervisor. “We help ensure the crew is safe and the mission is successful by performing needed repairs as soon as possible.”

Whether under the orange glow of flightline lights or the warmth of the day sun, Airmen specialize in repairing landing gear, flight controls and other major components. The repair and reclamation crew is also the crash recovery team, capable of retrieving a downed aircraft.

“You really can’t pick apart day shift from night shift,” Carrillo said. “Our job often takes several hours to do, and the remaining work rolls into the next shift. Regardless of which one you’re on, the work will be done.”

Although the time is different, the mission is the same between night and day shifts.

“It takes more than one shop or an eight-hour day for our mission to succeed,” said Chief Master Sgt. David Morse, 19th AW Command Chief. “It requires Airmen meticulously working together around the clock to provide the readiness that Global Deterrence and Combat Airlift demand.” 

TOP STORY >> Exceptional program gives families extra care

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

 Imagine you are 20,000 feet in the air transporting important cargo over the Atlantic Ocean. Your focus needs to be on the he mission, but all you can think about is your children.

How is my daughter going to get the medical care she needs?

Is there going to be support at her school for her learning disability? 

The Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs and help eliminate any worry parents struggle with.

“If I can make the quality of life better for even one family, my goal is met,” said Stephen Jones, Airman and Family Readiness Center EFMP coordinator. 

An exceptional family member is a family member enrolled in the defense enrollment eligibility reporting system who has a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional-psychological condition which requires ongoing specialized medical or educational services.

At the A&FRC, an EFMP Family Support Coordinator is available to ensure each family receives comprehensive coordinated family support through the military and civilian community.

According to the EFMP website, there are three main aspects to support families: relocation, recreation and respite. 

Relocation

A&FRC’s provide incoming and outgoing relocation services to the total force, which includes civilian and contract employees who are relocating.

A&FRC provides relocation information that includes medical and educational information, along with related community agency referrals, housing, employment, financial management, moving with children skills and a number of PCS-related topics.

One-on-one consultation is available to any Airman, Department of Defense civilian or military family member seeking information to support family members with special needs.

Recreation

Through recreation activities, individuals with special needs can gain new skills, learn what behaviors are accepted and learn how to fit in as a member of a group. Sports, crafts, music, dance, clubs, hobbies and many other types of youth programs are offered through installation, school and community agencies. 

The A&FRC and Youth Programs provide assistance to ensure EFMs have access to installation recreation activities.

Respite

The Air Force recognizes that parents with children with special needs need a break and have created a respite child care program for military families. 

Respite Child Care is designed for active duty, guard and reserve Airmen who have children enrolled in EFMP and diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs. Respite child care is provided to eligible families at no cost to the family. Eligible families may receive up to 12 hours of respite care per month for each eligible child.

“Life can be stressful for military families,” Jones said. “Add other factors to that, it can become overwhelming at times. If we take care of Airmen’s families, they can then relax and focus better on the mission.”

For more information, call Stephen Jones at 501-987-2667 or visit www.afpc.af.mil/Exceptional-Family-Member-Program.

Friday, September 1, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS >> 090117

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.

PRIVATE CLUB - Paperwork for sale. Corporation and Documents allows you to apply to sell beer, wine, mixed drinks, even in a dry county in Arkansas. No taxes or fines owed. 870-413-0646. References available.**

GREAT Southern Stone Skipping Championship, Saturday, Sept. 2, Starting at 9 am at the Fairfield Bay Marina, 4350 State Highway 330, Fairfield Bay, AR, Cash prizes for top 3 winners in adult and children flights! Free Admission, $10 to Compete, Bring Lawn Chairs! Proceeds benefit Arkansas Foodbank and its member food pantries in Choctaw, Clinton & Greers Ferry.**

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.**


SERVICES

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.**

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! 1-855-374-9776.**


AUCTION

ESTATE AUCTION - SATURDAY SEPT 9, 20172506 Duane Dr, Beebe, AR. SALE STARTS AT @ 10:00 AM. New Queen Adjustable Bed • Huge Entertainment Center • Power Scooter • Flat Screen TV • New Lift Chair • Recliners • Rocker Recliners • Queen Anne Chairs • Wing Back Chairs • Dining Table w/6 Chairs and Large Matching China Cabinet • Sofa • 2 Love Seats • Dressers • Chest of Drawers • Night Stands • Wood Rockers • Grandfather Clock • Pictures • Dishes • Glassware • Home Decor • Deer Mounts and Much Much More! Preview Friday Sept. 8 • Noon to 5 pm. FOR MORE INFORMATION, TERMS, DETAILS & PICTURES www.RonnieGayAuctions.com . 870-613-0387 AALB593.**


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 MAINTENANCE Technician needed for quiet upscale apartment community. Duties include: appliance repair, carpentry, basic plumbing & electrical. Call (501) 663-8366 or emal: customerservice@rivercliffapts.com

FREE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR- Training  Searcy Area Schools Thursday, September 7th, Searcy School District Training 9a -12p at Searcy Admin Board Room. 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.**

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

DIESEL MECHANIC 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.**


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.


MISC.

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


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.


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 >> Taking care of us, taking care of you

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

“Exercise, exercise, exercise” … 

A common phrase heard throughout the military to distinguish real world events from training scenarios. 

Most of these training activities are no-notice, but the 19th Medical Group plans these events monthly to balance patient care and readiness responsibilities.

The 19th MDG training is conducted the fourth Thursday of every month while still managing primary care, dental and preventive healthcare services to more than 5,800 military personnel and more 38,600 non-active duty beneficiaries in central Arkansas.

Planning teams from every field in medicine work in advance to develop situations to maximize the training time they have each month. 

The 19th MDG has 15 Unit Type Codes (UTCs) to include Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) and High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support (HAAMS). These UTCs require specialized training to perform their expeditionary missions. 

“We also have 16 Medical Contingency Response Plan teams which perform emergency response functions outside daily operations and benefit from the hands-on experiences provided on these training days,” said 1st Lt. Hershell Gaffney Witherspoon, 19th MDG Medical Readiness Flight commander.

The 19th MDG is required to allot time to prepare for any potential threat at home, as well as making sure that they are up-to-date on the best practices in a deployed environment

“We need to be ready to deploy in austere environments,” said Lt. Col. Elizabeth Beal, 19th Medical Operations Squadron commander. “Our personnel are prepared and trained to adjust to any situation and these training days ensure the entire Medical Group runs efficiently.”

The most recent training day focused the entire medical facility on being able to respond to the threat of Anthrax released on base.

“We exercised the fact that we can take care of personnel quickly and effectively,” Beal said. “It began with a complete recall of Airmen to determine exposure and appropriate response of our team and ended with us identifying those effected while containing the outbreak.”

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson stated in her first interview to Air Force News that her first focus is Air Force readiness, a mindset the  men and women of the 19th MDG have fostered for some time.

“Our continued mission is to keep readiness first and sustain provider and support personnel operational preparedness,” Gaffney Witherspoon said. “Maintaining and sharpening our readiness skills is imperative to ensuring we are best serving our Team Little Rock members and their families, as well as our brothers and sisters down range.”

The Comprehensive Medical Readiness Program ensures medical personnel are fully trained to meet globally integrated operations while limiting the impact to Little Rock Air Force Base customers.

“Having time set aside for training and exercises allows us to push our limits and force us to think outside routine operations,” Gaffney Witherspoon said. “To reduce the impact on our customers, the 19th MDG has worked closely with the 19th Airlift Wing to synchronize our training days with the base exercise calendar, enabling a predictable and consistent schedule.”

For more information about what days the clinic will be closed, please visit www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Little-Rock/.

TOP STORY >> Fleet services: Keeping C-130s from causing stink

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

Imagine the smell of a porta-potty: strong, distinct and likely repulsive. Being 12,000 feet in the air in a small, cramped aircraft only serves to amplify that rancid smell.

The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fleet Services Airmen are in charge of the unenviable task of waste removal.

“Picture flying 15 hours and smelling the toilet the whole way,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Jensen, 19th LRS Fleet Services supervisor. “You can tell if an aircraft needs to be serviced before even stepping onboard.”

The team services approximately 25 aircraft daily, including transient aircraft.

“There are some aspects of the job that aren’t so glamorous, such as disposing of the waste from aircraft,” said Master Sgt. Bruce Halbert, 19th LRS Fleet Services superintendent. “Even though it’s a dirty job, it’s definitely important to the overall Combat Airlift mission.”

The Fleet Service team is divided into two groups: clean fleet and dirty fleet.

The dirty fleet is responsible for the management and disposal of solid waste and trash from aircraft bathrooms. The clean fleet is in charge of ensuring fresh water and other necessities are stocked.

Dirty fleet Airmen cannot come in contact with any supplies the clean fleet are responsible for; the fleet is also equipped with a human waste spill kit in case of a leak. Airmen are sent out in a lavatory service truck to drain the waste when called to service an aircraft.

Fully clad in a rubber jumpsuit, protective face shield and a double pair of gloves, Airmen operate a pump to remove waste and blue liquid, known as “blue juice” from each lavatory, then pump in new fluid.

The chemicals are the same ones used in portable toilets and are intended to mask the smell of human waste, said Airman Darryl Overton, 19th LRS Fleet Services element member.

The fleet provides service to a variety of aircraft, including Air Force One – the official call sign for an Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

“We can handle pretty much anything with a bathroom that lands here,” Jensen said. 

Clean fleet Airmen stock the aircraft with water coolers, toiletries, pillows and blankets, or anything else passengers might need is an aspect of the clean side of the job. This is done by Airmen who haven’t come in contact with waste in at least a day.

“We provide meals for aircrew and passengers,” Overton said. “We supply clean drinking water and other essentials for being on an aircraft for an extended period of time.”

Without 19th LRS Fleet Service Airmen doing their duty, aircrew could find themselves in a nose-wrinkling situation. 

Dirty fleet Airmen handle this less-than-savory business, keeping the airtight metal box – also known as an aircraft – from soaring away with noxious fumes. After all, once it takes off … “you can’t really crack open a window in the air,” Jensen said. 

TOP STORY >> Little Rock AFB stages aeromedical evac support for Hurricane Harvey victims

By Master Sgt. Stacia Zachary
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Group from Little Rock Air Force Base offloaded a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, carrying supplies from Pope Field, North Carolina, on Aug. 31.  

“As we support our joint warfighters and allies across the globe, we remain ready when called to assist in lifesaving efforts for Americans and those in need following any natural disaster or crisis,” said General Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander. “We’re proud to serve alongside our federal, state and local partners to assist our fellow citizens.”

Airmen from bases across Air Mobility Command gathered at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to provide relief and support. More than 15,000 pounds of medical equipment and more than 20 aeromedical evacuation personnel are staged at Little Rock AFB to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. 

Additionally, Little Rock AFB is postured to serve as an aeromedical evacuation staging location for ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. AE crews from several Air Force bases travelled here to provide lifesaving support to those injured in the storms brought by Hurricane Harvey once requested. 

Little Rock AFB will host approximately 200 aeromedical evacuation, maintenance and aircrew members assisting those injured and will use assigned and gained C-130s to execute these missions.