Friday, September 26, 2008



THE DROP ZONE 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 email them to Deadline to advertise in Friday issue is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

THRIFT SHOP open to the public. MWF, 10 am to 2 pm, first Saturday monthly. Great bargains. All revenues used to support mission. Volunteers and donations welcome. Jacksonville Care Channel, 201 Elm, 982-4647.


GARAGE SALE, 9/27, 516 Dakota St. Lots of boy toys!

YARD SALE, Sat., 9/27, 8 am-? 1504 Pickett Rd., Jax. Clothes, dining table, futon bunk bed, 985-9558.

YARD SALE, 108 Dakota Dr., LRAFB. Sat., 9/27, 7 am-? Furniture, sports memorabilia, candles, TVs, household items, kid's movies & clothing.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale, Fri., 10/3 & Sat., 10/4, 7:30 a.m. Baby/Kid/Adult clothes and shoes, home decor, toys, sporting goods. 35 Orchid Lane, Cabot.

HUGE YARD sale, 9/27, 8 am. Sofamart furniture, home decor, Air-soft guns, PS2, etc! 1001 Stevenson Cv., Jax.

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY yard sale, 9/26, 9-5, 9/27 7-? Tons of stuff, priced to sell. 32 S. Sunland Dr., Cabot.

HUGE YARD sale, 307 Lynne Lane, Lonoke. Fri. & Sat., 10/3 & 4. Cancel if rain, reschedule to 10/10 & 11.

SHILOH NEIGHBORHOOD garage sale, Cabot, 10/3 & 4, 7 am-1 pm.


DRIVERS: EXPANDING fleet. CDL-A Flatbed/Dry Van. Ask about extra $0.05 per mile. (866) 374-8487.


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.


2 CATS to good homes. (414) 758-0092.

WOODEN DOG house, 835-0506.

TWO DOGS, 2 yr. old Siberian Husky w/papers, 8 mo. old Australian Shepherd mix. Both very friendly. (501) 628-7641.

55 GAL. fish tank w/stand, $125. 982-5188.

FREE TO good home. Female Chihuahua, 1 yr. old. 580-2601.

2 FREE kittens. Litter box trained and good w/kids. (817) 226-8762.

ADORABLE ENGLISH Bulldog puppy. Free, born 5-15-08, named Patrick, very friendly, potty-trained, purebred, vet checked, comes w/health guarantee. (206) 202-4517.


FULL-SIZE mattress & box spring, $100. (501) 605-6479.

COUCH, LOVE seat, chair and ottoman, 125. Coffee table & end tables, $75 or $160 for all. (501) 913-0514.

FURNITURE: MUST see! Made in Turkey, wrought iron & marble coffee, sofa, & 2 end tables, $750. Curio & china cabinet, $500, 985-8751.

SMALL DINING room table & 4 matching chairs, $50, u pick up. (501) 554-2088.

BLACK IRON Day bed, opens to full bed, extra thick mattress, $50. (501) 454-0696 or (501) 941-1753.

BROWN PLUSH, comfortable love seat, comes w/brown cover, if cover not used, needs reupholstered, $40 obo. 983-8839, ask for Linda or Ken.

3-PIECE SECTIONAL sofa. Has three recliners. Middle recliner has heat & vibrates. Charcoal gray, $500. (501) 255-0560.

TRADITIONAL STYLE solid oak coffee table, two end tables, sofa table, attention to detail, very heavy, $375. 256-3002.

QUEEN-SIZE MATTRESS, box springs, headboard, 2 night stands & dresser w/mirror, black marble w/chrome trim. Good condition. $300 obo. (949) 280-1593 or email

COUCH & love seat, $300. (949) 280-1593 or email

WHITE METAL bunk bed, twin top, full bottom. Complete w/mattresses, $100. (501) 650-0743, leave mess. if no answer.

TALL METAL-LEGGED pub table w/4 metal barstools. 3 black stools, 1 white. Must sell, $50. (501) 350-7953.

CONTEMPORARY WOOD dining room table & six chairs, $175. (501) 358-0223.


HALF-STACK AMP, 4x10 cabinet, 100 watt, head trans. tube, good condition, $200. 681-0823 or 681-0832, aft. 5 pm (or leave message).

CRATE HALF-STACK, 4X10 cabinet, 100 watt amp., head trans. tube, good condition, $200. 681-0823 after 5 pm/leave message.

WEDDING DRESS, size 10-12, Cinderella style, $300 nego., beautiful. 247-8130.

KENMORE DRYER, almond, runs good, $75. (501) 834-4067.

SKI BOOTS, women's size 7, $5; men's size 11, $5; Atomic 195 skis w/poles, $20; Rossignol 170 skis (need bindings) w/poles, $15. 982-1882.

BRAND NEW in box, Klipsch 12" 650W powered subwoofer, Retails $500, will let go for $425. 606-6769.

SPRINT PALM Centro smart phone, clean ESN, no contract required. Brand new in box, black color. $250 obo. 606-6769.

GRACO DOUBLE stroller, good condition, $65 obo. (501) 590-2930, Melanie.

BIG SCREEN TV, about 50", doesn't work, may be an easy fix, $50, u must pick-up, 247-8130.

2 NEXTEL cell phones, excellent condition, includes walkie-talkie function, charger & instruction manual w/both, $25 each. 983-8839, ask for Linda or Ken.

MEDELA ELECTRIC Double Breast Pump, Shoulder Bag Style, good condition. Also comes with accessories, $75. (501) 982-1077.

10 YR. old Black Kenmore 18 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer side-by-side w/ ice & water dispenser. Excellent condition. $300 obo. (501) 982-5333, leave message.

WHITE FRIGIDAIRE dishwasher, 1 yr. old, $100. (501) 941-1454.

LARGE SIDE by side propane grill, good working condition. Tank included, must sell. Bought for $275, asking $125 obo. (501) 913-0514.

XBOX GAMING console, 20 games, 1 controller, A/V cables. $100 obo.; All reasonable offers considered. (281) 989-2462.

SERTA QUEEN Mattress Set, good condition, $150 obo.; Buyer must be able to pick up. (281) 989-2792.

PS2 W/CONTROLLER, 1 game & memory card $75, 1 XBOX, 3 controllers, DVD remote, $75, (501)-554-0505.

BABY CLOTHES, 0-3M, 40-pieces, $20; Monitors, 17", $20; Swing, $50; Pack and play, $50; Bathtub, $20; Vibrating Chair, $15. 983-4634.

2 MTX 12" subwoofer in sealed box w/600 watt Scosche amplifier. Good condition, $175 obo. (740) 294-7692, Jax.

MICROWAVE, KENMORE, 1000 watt, $60; 1200 watt, $80. 831-2305.

WORKOUT SET, includes bench, press bar, 160 lbs. weight & 45 lb. bar, like new, $300. 834-3874, Sherwood.

WASHER & dryer, Whirlpool deluxe, large capacity, heavy duty, perfect condition, must sell, $285 cash. (501) 612-3521.

WHIRLPOOL DELUXE, newer side-by-side, perfect condition, moving, $575 cash. (501) 612-3521.

BRAND NEW women's Nike Zoom Air shoes, size 6, worn 1 time, too small, will email pics, $50. (501) 319-2066.

MUST SELL IMMEDIATELY!! Arkansas 9th grade geometry correspondence course. Pd. $250, asking $200. (501) 843-0919.


EDGER WEEDEATER brand, Poweredge MDL PE550, 22cc, new in box, $125 firm. 831-2305.

214 JOHN Deere riding mower w/extras. New motor and block, $500. 982-5188.


1980 CORVETTE, $8,500. PS, PB, A/C, alloy wheels, T-Top. (NADA average retail value $21,410). Lee at (cell) (501) 554-4402 or (home) (501) 796-7048.

PERFORMANCE MUFFLER, used, 4" tapered end. Good condition; only few mos. old. $25 obo. 743-8242.

1965 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle, 75,000 original miles, daily driver, $6,000 obo. 454-8899.

2005 NISSAN Altima, 2.5S, sunroof, loaded, 30,000 miles, dark blue metallic, excellent condition, $14,300. (501) 940-7282, Greg.

1994 NISSAN Maxima, great condition, new tires, rotors & brake pads, needs a little work, $2,500. (507) 421-2484.

1994 FORD Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, 4.0 liter, sunroof, Sony deck, green w/tan leather, $3,200. 626-5230.

1990 FULL-SIZED Blazer, 4WD, all power, $2,500. 626-5230.

1997 CADILLAC Deville, $3,500. PCSing, must sell. (501) 366-7407.

RED 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4 Long Horn Edition, 20" chrome wheels, P/W & L, tow pkg., only 1,600 miles. Brand new, $20,000. (501) 952-3602.

2003 BMW 325i, red exterior, tan leather interior, tinted windows, xenon headlamps, seat warmers, clean car, runs great, 96,000 mi., $12,500. (501)605-6704.

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATION, Ford 429 big block & C6 transmission, $500 each or $800 for both. (501) 457-7548.

2005 SILVERADO, V8, 2WD, 44,000 mi., cold A/C, one owner, new tires, all maint. thru 90,000 mi., $14,000 obo. (919) 413-7206.

1977 GRAND Prix, 301 V8, new vinyl top & weather stripping, nice interior, runs & drives good. $2,300 obo. (501) 988-4615.


2005 HONDA VTX1300C, 6,000 miles. Blk. w/custom pinstripes. Excellent condition. Sissy bar, windshield, saddle bags, frog togs, mustang seat, chrome pipes, many extras. $7,000. (501) 580-9049.

1983 750 Honda Shadow, 8,000 miles, $500. 982-5188.

2007 SUZUKI GXSR600, Red, 1500 miles, mint condition, $7,000 obo. (619) 246-7629.


Callahan Real Estate (501) 758-9555, 42 South Pine, Cabot....Commercial property with waiting area & 2 offices. Great location, $850 month. Furnishings available.


Brand new duplex for rent in Ward: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, all electric, washer & dryer included. 1 year lease required. $650 month, $300 deposit. Please call (501) 941-2726 or (501) 258-8960

27 Ivanhoe - Cabot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all brick, all new flooring & paint. $900 month, $900 deposit. Call Mary (501) 259-0221.

2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex - Cabot schools - 78 Liberty Street - $475 - Call (501) 266-0045.

House in Cabot: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage, privacy fence, stove & refrigerator furnished. Close to schools. $750 month + deposit. Outside pets only. No smoking. 1 year lease required. (501) 843-4800.

3BR/2BA, living room, den with fireplace, kitchen with stove, refrigerator & dishwasher, laundry area, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, pets allowed with non-refundable pet deposit. Close to air base, Stonewall Subdivision, cul-de-sac, $900 plus deposit. Call 529-7624 or 529-7767.

Jacksonville: 2006 home for sale or rent. 1300 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced backyard, 2 car garage, minutes from Air Base. $115,000 or $975 month, $500 deposit. 1st month's rent only $500. No smoking. No pets. (501) 655-1469, Sam.

For Rent: Jacksonville/Gravel Ridge area. Close to base. 3 and 4 bedroom home with fenced yards. $600-$650 mo. Call Chris (501) 590-1667.

For Rent: in Cabot, 4 bedroom 2 bath house on large corner lot, 2 story, master bedroom & bath downstairs, 3 small bedrooms & baths upstairs, 2 storage areas. Clean. $675 month rent, $600 deposit. 62 Sycamore Street, Cabot, AR. No pets. Call (501) 250-3626 after 2 pm. Email:

Sherwood 4/2, 1900 sq. ft. brick rancher. Newer carpet, clean, quiet, fenced backyard. $1100 month, $1100 deposit. For appointment, call Kathy at (501) 835-4470.

In Ward: Very nice 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex. Water paid. Washer/dryer available. $510 month, $350 deposit. (501) 454-2579.**

Callahan Real Estate (501) 758-9555, 21 Reno, Cabot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, big yard, double garage, furnished with stove and refrigerator. $975 month.

3 bedroom, 2 bath house fro rent in Beebe. Large fenced yard, cul-de-sac, close to schools, $650 month & $650 security deposit. Lease & references required. Available 10/15/08 (possibly sooner). Call (501) 944-4891.

Lease Purchase, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1896 sq. ft. new home, Cypress Crossing Subdivision, NLR schools, 20 minutes from base. Call (501) 605-6041.

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors, corner lot, large fenced yard. Jacksonville area & near AFB. Available now! $600 monthly. For more information, call (501) 249-2290.

House for Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, Cabot School district. Small pets allowed. Available now. $725 month. (501) 281-6007.


10 acres. 6110 West Republican. Just 5 minutes from back gate. Large spacious rooms. 2350 sq. ft., 3/2.5, built in 2002. $249,900. (501) 701-0432.

FSBO: 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 car garage, Cabot School District, great neighborhood. Must sell $98,000. Please call April at (501) 940-8702.

FSBO: 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car, with pool, 2000 sq. ft., 1/2 acre, on dead end cul-de-sac, in Cabot School District. Easy access to 67/167. $179,900. Call (501) 843-2091 for info.**

FSBO in Cabot: 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, large fenced yard, built in 2001. Must sell! $129,900. Please call Erica (719) 360-1774.

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1756 sq. ft., split floor plan, surround sound, security system, custom blinds, hardwood floors in great room, stainless steel appliances. 4 miles to back gate. 366-0759, 366-0758, 835-1949.


For Sale: 1984 Mobile Home, 14'x80', Jacksonville, needs renovating inside and can be moved, $4,500 obo. (870) 892-3300.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

TOP STORY > >AMC assumes operational control of Little Rock AFB

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL – Air Mobility Command accepts operational control of Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 1, marking the end of a series of realignment actions at the base from the latest round of Base Closure and Realignment Commission recommendations.

Numerous aircraft and unit realignments at Little Rock following BRAC created a notable shift in the wing’s mission focus from student training to mobility employment. As a result, Air Force senior leaders concluded that an AMC Airlift Wing at Little Rock was in the best interest of the Air Force to meet today’s mission requirements.

These realignments included the transfer of several units to AMC’s 463rd Airlift Group and a reduction in Air Education and Training Command’s 314th Airlift Wing.

The 314th Airlift Wing, under the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, served as the host wing at Little Rock and provided support to both AMC’s 463rd Airlift Group and the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing. AMC will activate the 19th Airlift Wing and continue the tradition of excellence as it assumes base operating support responsibilities including maintenance, mission support, and medical services.

The 19th Airlift Wing will become AMC’s sole C-130 wing for meeting existing and future deployment requirements.

The 19th AW has a rich history dating back to 1927 when the U. S. Army Air Corps constituted the unit as the 19th Observation Group.

(Courtesy of Air Mobility Command Public Affairs)

COMMENTARY>>Panel assembled to help military housing crunch

By Master Sgt. Bob Oldham
154th Training Squadron first sergeant

Arkansas isn’t immune to the mortgage crisis that has a tight grip on the nation right now, and neither are those who wear the nation’s uniforms. Loans were easy to get, some people bought houses that were bigger than they actually needed. It was the American dream, right?

For some, though, it’s quickly becoming the American nightmare. Across the nation, Americans – and military members – are facing foreclosure and perhaps even bankruptcy. While our civilian counterparts outside the gate might not face many repercussions on the job for their personal financial decisions, a military member could become a security risk and lose their security clearance based on financial mismanagement. We are, after all, responsible for our own financial dealings.

Time and time again our community partners have demonstrated their commitment to the Air Force and our nation’s defense.
Ask anyone outside the gate, and they will tell you our military members in uniform are a precious national resource. These folks get it.

Sitting on the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee, committee members often ask me what they can do to help our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardsmen and Reservists. They really want to help, which is why they are assembling a panel to answer military members’ questions about the housing crunch and how our nation’s warriors can get themselves out from under the crunch, hopefully without too much financial pain or losing a military career along the way.

The panel is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. It won’t cost a dime, and they won’t be there to push their particular services or products. They just want to help. If they can help one military family or 100, they know it will have been worth their time.

Depending on the turnout and response, they may offer more panels in the future. If you plan to attend, give me a call at (501) 987-6068 so that we can ensure we have enough seats. The panel is open to all military members, Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses.

VIEW FROM TOP>>Making everyday count

By Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley
314th Airlift Wing Command Chief

As I go around the base and local areas, I typically ask people how they like it here and what ideas they have to make our community better. I usually get a wide range of answers to my questions from “I love it,” to “it is different from my last location.” It dawned upon me that no matter where we are it’s important to not count each day but to make each day count for something.

We don’t have enough years in life to dwell on what we perceive we are missing out on at another location. During my 13 permanent change of station moves in my career, it seems like the last base I left was always better than the current station assigned. I think many people feel that way; however, some people have had bad experiences at a previous station, so I know there are exceptions. Could it be that we are just dealing with the adjustment of being in different surroundings or trying to establish new relationships?

Moving can be one of the most traumatic experiences that a person can go through. So for those of you who have been here for a while; please continue to do all you can to help the new members of Team Little Rock get running at full speed. I challenge each of you to do a couple of things. First, if things worked out for you well at your previous location, bring those attributes here to help us all get better as a wing. If things did not go as well, then let Little Rock be a place where you turn things around in a positive way and reinvent yourself for the better. Remember, each day is a gift, that’s why we call it the “present.” Make your present count for something great!

Combat Airlift!

VIEW FROM TOP>>Shifting gears

By Brig. Gen. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr.
314th Airlift Wing commander

I would like to take the time to welcome Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Air Education and Training Command commander, and his wife Leslie to Little Rock AFB. This is General Lorenz’s first trip to the base as AETC commander and he will be touring various facilities around the base to see all the hard work that is going on here day in and day out. I know you will all make him as proud as you make me every single day.

On Wednesday, much of Team Little Rock will be experiencing change during the Host Wing Transfer Ceremony. Maj. Gen. Winfield W. Scott III, 18th Air Force commander, and Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Feest, 19th Air Force commander will, both be in attendance as host base responsibilities are transferred to Air Mobility Command from Air Education and Training Command.

The 314th Airlift Wing, under AETC, has served as the host wing at Little Rock AFB and provided support to both AMC’s 463rd Airlift Group and the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing. AMC will activate the 19th Airlift Wing and continue the tradition of excellence as it assumes base operating support responsibilities including maintenance, mission support and medical services.

During the ceremony, the 314th Airlift Wing will transfer command to Col. Charles Hyde. The 19th Airlift Wing will then stand up and I will assume command. The 463rd Airlift Group will be in-activated and its assets reorganized under the 19th Airlift Wing as the 19th Operations Group. Many of the groups and squadron that currently fall under the 314th Airlift Wing will then be reorganized under the 19th Airlift Wing as Air Mobility Command assets. Even though host base responsibilities will transfer from AETC to AMC, we will still continue to deploy and train the world’s best C-130 Combat Airlifters.

No matter what major command we serve under, the men and women at every level here make the Rock the pride of the Combat Airlift mission. Thanks to all of you for working extra hard to make the transition as smooth as possible. Without you, none of this would be possible!

Combat Airlift!

Friday, September 19, 2008

EVENTS >>1-16-09


Current services job openings are as follows: lodging, custodial worker, NA-02, flexible hours, guest servcies manager, NF-III, Regular hours; youth center/CDC, child & youth program asst., CY-03, flexible hours; marketing, commercial sponsorship coordinator, NF-III, flexible hours; bowling center, food service worker, NF-02, flexible hours. All Federal NAF Employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.


A representative from AMU will be on base Wednesday and Thursday. Anyone interested in learning more about AMU’s on-line college degree and certification programs should meet with the representative between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Education Center in Bldg. 840 or call 987-3417.


The 19th Service Squadron has changed the Fitness Center hours to support Team Little Rock's night shift workers. The new hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Call the fitness center at 987-7716 with questions.


The 19th Airlift Wing Staff Judge Advocate office will only be providing emergency legal services through Jan 23. Normal services will resume on Jan. 27. Please call 987-7668 for additional information.


The Community College of the Air Force has a new mailing address. Students requesting their colleges send official transcripts to CCAF need to utilize this address. The new address is:

Community College of the Air Force
100 South Turner Blvd
Gunter Annex, AL 36114

For more information, please call the Education Center at 987-3417.


Second Lt. Ruben Ihuit, Air Force Academy Astronautic Engineering graduate, will meet with Team Little Rock enlisted members at 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 27, at the Education Center. All eligible active duty enlisted who are interested in applying to the AF Academy or AFA Prep School are invited to attend. To be eligible members must be single and less than 23 years of age on July 1 for the Academy or single and less than 22 years of age on July 1 for the Prep School. For more information, please call the 987-3417.


The Protestant Chapel is soliciting bids for the position of Protestant Religious Education Coordinator. Please stop by the chapel, 950 Arnold Drive, to pick up the Statement of Work. Submit sealed bids to Tech. Sgt. Richard Bordelon by Jan. 28.

For more information, call Sergeant Bordelon at 987-6014.

COMMENTARY >> What does your signature mean?

By Chief Master Sgt. Bionca Lindsey
314th Medical Group superintendent

I’ve been in the Air Force now for 23 years and one thing I hold dear is my signature. I remember seeing John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence and how it stood out and left me in awe.

A person has few things in life to represent who they really are, and I feel a few of those are how we treat others and what we stand for. I think the first is pretty simple because it’s not your interpretation of how you treat others that counts. It’s how they view they are treated that really matters. The second is more in-depth because, in my book, it actually covers a vast area of items. First, what we stand for is determined by how we come to conclusions or how we act when faced with a decision. Next, what we stand for is determined by if we hold others accountable for their actions and lead by example. As I relate this to our Air Force, I can’t help but reflect on our first core value, “Integrity First.” Ask yourself these questions: do you look the other way when you see someone doing something wrong? Do you give honest feedback to your subordinate and welcome feedback from them? Do you say yes just because everyone else is saying yes, even when your guts tell you to say no? Do you just sign your name approving or agreeing with an item when you should have taken the time to ask questions? So again I ask, what does your signature mean?

I have battled with myself from time to time when it comes to my signature because I do not give it out freely. I want my signature to exemplify me and my standards. I remember being asked to write a job recommendation letter for an individual who I had recently met. I promptly told the person no and when they asked me why I told them because I didn’t know them. They thought since we had conversed on a few occasions they would ask me to help them. How could I write a letter talking about someone’s work habits, work ethics or character when I hadn’t had the opportunity to observe them in action or the chance to see how they handled themselves when conflict arose?

It’s as simple as signing a credit card receipt at a restaurant without looking at it first. You could have been charged for someone else’s meal, but instead of taking the time to review it you just signed. I would suggest not only reviewing items before you sign them, but also becoming educated on what you are signing. Reviewing an item will not guarantee 100 percent accuracy or eliminate all misunderstandings but it will let others see your signature is not something you give away like candy; it’s something they have the opportunity to earn.

I know of an incident where a member was to undergo a court martial. This individual needed character letters, so they asked everyone they knew. The problem was the person being court martialed did not inform the people why they needed the letters and when the court martial convened the prosecuting attorney summoned some of those people to appear. He then proceeded to ask some pretty relative questions about the person’s character in connection to the act committed. They couldn’t comment. Needless to say, they really did not help the member, but the bad part was their character was now in question because they didn’t ask … they just signed.

If it isn’t clear how much weight your signature carries, regardless of your position, status or rank, let me try to explain it one final way. Have you ever sat down and thought how much time and effort went into your name? Your parents and others took the time to put a lot of thought behind what you would be called once you were born. You may or may not like your given name and unless you’ve changed it, you still go by the name you were given at birth. If you are a parent, or someone who has ever been consulted on a child’s name, you know it was not taken lightly.

I guess what I’m simply trying to say is … if someone took so much time to name you, you should at least take a little time to protect your signature and ensure it’s a true reflection of the who you are.

VIEW FROM THE TOP >> Weathering life’s storms

By Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley
314th Airlift Wing Command Chief

As we are in the process of recovering and supporting others who are recovering from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike a question came to mind. Are you ready for the storms in your life? From a readiness standpoint, isn’t it amazing that you don’t think about the essentials you need until the storm shows up. I asked my wife the other day where was our flashlight and she gave me the universal sign for I don’t know by hunching her shoulders and having her palms facing up.

You see, it’s not a matter of if a storm will come; it’s more a matter of when. Storms can be in forms other than the hurricanes we just encountered. For some, events such as unexpected illnesses, financial setbacks, loss of a loved one or separation due to our call to service can be just as troubling as a hurricane. Storms shake us to the very core of our foundation and we then assess what is really important.

As Team Little Rock helped hurricane evacuees, it was amazing to see how people packed into a couple of bags what they deemed as most important. For some it was their photos of times gone by. For others it was faith that could not be placed in a bag, but tucked in their hearts. Some clutched at the few dollars that represented a life’s worth of saving.

My challenge to you is to make sure that you do have a plan in case of a life-altering event. Whether it is knowing where your essentials are such as a flashlight, or having good contact information for your family, as well as personal documents that can be easily secured. Here at the Rock, our strength is in our ability to pull together, so let’s be good wingmen and ensure that we are all ready for the next storm in life.

Combat Airlift!

VIEW FROM THE TOP >> Ike’s silver lining

By Brig. Gen. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr.
314th Airlift Wing commander

Hurricane Ike changed the lives of many residents in Texas cities such as Galveston and Houston. Lives were lost, homes were destroyed and thousands of people were displaced from their communities. However, thanks to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, the skilled readiness and preparation of city, state, and federal organizations, the casualties caused by Hurricane Ike were minimized. I’m proud to say that Team Little Rock played a major role in this success.

The Rock led the way with hurricane relief assistance when we deployed C-130s from the 314th Airlift Wing, the 463rd Airlift Group and the 189th Airlift Wing to perform aeromedical missions to evacuate Texans before Hurricane Ike made landfall last weekend. Team Little Rock’s active duty, guard, and reserve Airmen teamed up to deploy aeromedical evacuation teams to provide in-flight emergency medical care for patients from the disaster area, and critical care air transport teams – known as “the ICU on an aircraft.”

Not only did we send our Airmen, we served as the hub for all aeromedical operations during Hurricane Ike. There’s no way to tell how many lives were saved because of your preparedness and your skill to execute the mission anytime, anywhere. If there is a silver lining to the dark cloud of Hurricane Ike, it’s that Combat Airlifters proved to the world once again that we are truly the world’s best, and ready to weather any storm that comes our way.

Another way we can look to assist people and organizations is through the 2008 Combined Federal Campaign. I encourage you to support your favorite organizations and team up to make 2008 another successful year! Last year was a record breaking year for the Air Education and Training Command’s CFC. The realization is that our contributions make a difference in the lives of many of our friends and neighbors, and strengthens our community. The CFC is our way to give back and help out each and every Airman – active duty, reserve, guard and civilian. The mission doesn’t get done without our people healthy and happy, and the CFC goes a long way to ensuring those needs are met.

The Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council joined us to celebrate the Air Force’s 61st birthday during their third quarter general membership meeting held Thursday at Hangar 1080. We were thrilled to welcome back Air Force Personnel Center commander Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain to the Rock as the guest speaker for the event. General McClain was the 314th Support Group Commander from April 1997 to June 1998, so it was somewhat of a homecoming as she talked about our Air Force heritage as we celebrated the Air Force’s birthday.

Just like our Airman’s Creed says, “we are faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor and a legacy of valor.” By remembering the pioneers who made our Air Force what it is today, we honor our tradition, and by adapting to new challenges like our support of Hurricane Ike, we build upon that tradition and continue our legacy of serving with courage and valor. We carry the torch passed to us by our predecessors, and we carry it well.

Combat Airlift!

Friday, September 12, 2008

EVENTS >> 9-12-08

Construction at the gates
Harris Road gate and Vandenberg Gate will have construction work taking place today. There will be lane closures and traffic will be rerouted.

Retiree Appreciation Day

Little Rock Air Force Base will host a Retiree Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Conference Center. The event will feature representatives from the Military Personnel Element, 314th Medical Group, Tricare, Veterans Affairs and the legal office. The event is open to anyone who has access to the base. For more information, contact the Retiree Activities Office at 987-6095.

POW/MIA Day Sept. 19

POW/MIA Recognition Day activities at Little Rock AFB will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Hangar 1080. Please be in your seats by 11:15 a.m. for the arrival of the official party. There will be a multi-media presentation recognizing the extraordinary efforts and heroism of seven Arkansas residents who are former POWs. This is your opportunity to honor seven of our military’s finest and show that, “We will not forget.” The buffet style lunch features sliced roast beef, chicken breasts, a variety of side dishes and will only cost $10. Local organizations have donated money to make this a truly memorable event. RSVP to your First Sergeant before Monday for registration or call Capt. Sean Gagnon at 987-5821 or Capt. Alicia Damon at 987-3653 if you need additional information.

DAPS open house Tuesday

Defense Automated Printing Service is having a open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday at Bldg. 460 on the corner of 3rd and D Street. For more information, call 987-6258.

Contracting taking resumes

The 314th Contracting Squadron is taking resumees for a temporary emergency hire for a contracting specialist and a purchasing agent. Positions must be filled as soon as possible. For requirements or to apply, go to and look under the 314th Contracting Squadron for advertising actions for a link to the full details on both jobs. For more information, call 987-3836.

Bass tournament slated

Wounded Warrior Project Team Bass Tournament is set for Sept. 21 at Murray Park in Little Rock. Registration and live well checks begin at 5 a.m. at the ramp. Launch at safelight and weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. There will be $1,000 first prize based on 20 boats). Entry fee is $100 per boat with $10 optional big bass pot. There is a 70 percent payback with all proceeds going to the WWP. Pre-registration can be made at Fish-N-Stuff in Sherwood. The event is sponsored by the Little Rock AFB Bass Club.

Services job openings

Current Services job openings are as follows: Lodging, custodial work, NA-02, flexible hours; Hangar 1080, food services worker, NA-02, flexible hours, laborer, NA-02, flexible hours and club operations assistant, NF-II, flexible hours; Golf Course, recreation aid, NF-I, flexible hours and Bowling Center, cook, NA-04, flexible hours. All Federal NAF Employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.

Customer service forum scheduled for Tuesday

The 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Customer Service Office is holding a supply forum at 9 a.m., Tuesday. This forum will address various supply and logistics issues. The meeting will be held in Bldg. 450, upstairs in the procedures conference room. All supply and logistics representatives are welcome to attend. Contact the 314th LRS Customer Service Office at 987-6201 or 987-7837 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Story and photos by Senior Airman Nathan Allen
314th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Team Little Rock mission of training and equipping world class C-130 combat airlifters extends far beyond the Air Force.
For the past 11 years, the Marine Corps has utilized Little Rock Air Force Base as a training center for their C-130 loadmasters.

As budgets tighten and mission requirements increase, the need for joint force training has not only become necessary, according to Master Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brought, Marine Corps director of loadmaster training, it is ideal.

“I think it has greatly enhanced our loadmaster community in the fact that the training [the Marines] get down here for airland and airdrop creates a foundation for a loadmaster which we’ve never had before because of the depth of training here,” he said. “The ability to train a loadmaster thoroughly for airland and airdrop is great here. It creates that foundation of what a loadmaster is.”

In 1997, desiring to eliminate excess money spent on redundant training and still receive top quality loadmaster training, the loadmaster training centers consolidated from a separate Marine loadmaster training center to two separate locations at the Rock. At this time, the 62nd Airlift Squadron and the 53rd Airlift Squadron housed a Marine detachment, each led by a Gunnery Sergeant. When the 53rd AS deactivated, training further consolidated to the 62nd AS with basic loadmaster courses taught by the Air National Guard.

According to Master Gunnery Sgt. Brought, the process of transforming a young Marine at basic training to a fully qualified combat airlifter is a lengthy one.

“They go through quite a long process. There is recruit training, which every Marine goes through. Then they go through their Marine combat training, which is about a month long follow on where they get their warrior training out of the way. After that they proceed to Pensacola, Fla. where they go through their aircrew candidate school, which is basically all their water survival, first aid and land survival. Then they come to us. Here they receive their basic loadmaster training, and then loadmaster initial qualification and loadmaster mission qualification. Once they’re complete with their mission qualification check ride, we then ship them out to the fleet…I manage the whole loadmaster fleet for the Marine Corps. I deem where they’re going, get their orders cut and out they go. Once they get out to the fleet they have follow on training, which after another check flight out in the fleet, they are fully qualified to fly by themselves,” he said.

There is no difference between the training an Air Force Loadmaster and a Marine Loadmaster receives.

However, because the number of Marine Corps loadmaster positions are few, each Marine is expected to honor the opportunity with their best effort.

“When they’re in training, they receive Air Force instruction just as if they were anybody else here. When they’re not training, that’s where the Marine Corps differences come in,” he said. “We do not like idle time with Marines. We have a classroom across the hallway which, at any given time, you’ll see Marines in there studying. “

“One of the big things we try to enforce with these students is the privilege that they’re getting to have this job in the Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps you’re looking at the total loadmaster community of approximately 150 loadmasters. Only about 150 Marines out of 195,000 are loadmasters, so less than one percent of the Marine Corps have this opportunity. It’s a pretty small community. Because they remember that, we don’t put up with a whole lot. It has definitely paid some dividends because the Marines have been known to be locked on with their knowledge.”

“It comes down to pride. This is an opportunity that they have. They volunteered to be here. This is not a job that I am forced to give them. If they go through here and pass, they get this job. If they come through here and do not take advantage of it, I am not going to sit there and baby them to give them this job. If they come in here and ruin their opportunity at getting this job, I will reclassify them, and send them to the needs of the Marine Corps. I try to use the analogy that you can get to see the city of Ramadi from the air or from the ground. It is your choice.”

According to Master Gunnery Sgt. Brought, the Marine loadmaster training mission is greatly enhanced by the hospitality shown to them by the 62nd AS.

“We are heavily based on tradition in the Marine Corps. We have been fortunate to be attached and operationally controlled by a unit that is very steeped in tradition from their beginnings back in World War II. Of the 6-2 and Lieutenant Colonel Maynard [62nd AS commander], I can’t say enough about how supportive they’ve been of the Marine Corps mission down here, to have facilities like this. I can’t thank the 6-2 enough for helping us accomplish our loadmaster training mission down here.”

COMMENTARY>>Growing leadership at every level

By Master Sgt. Paul H. Grau, Jr.
373rd TRS, Det. 4 superintendent

It is impractical in an organization like the Air Force to have all leadership issues addressed by those at the top of the organizational chart, therefore we must develop leaders at every level to sustain our ongoing mission. As our careers progress our leadership abilities grow, and our responsibilities increase as we accept each promotion.

I believe four steps will aid everyone in growing leadership at every level.

First, what greater responsibility can we ask as Airmen for than the opportunity to develop tomorrow’s leaders in the world’s greatest Air Force? This responsibility begins with leading by example—our airmen learn from watching what we do! You have all heard this statement hundreds of times, but it is worth repeating! Words mean nothing if our actions do not back them up.

Supervisors, peers and subordinates are watching us at all times—they are continuously “learning.”

Are you proud of the behaviors your Airmen display? If not, maybe you should look at the example you are setting.

Another step in growing leadership is accountability. No matter what rank we hold, we must be accountable for our actions and hold others accountable for theirs.

This includes respectfully correcting your peers, subordinates, and supervisors. Correcting others is called leading—it is not always easy! We should learn from these corrections and move on. Another part of accountability that many people forget about is recognizing Airmen for doing well—every time they do well! People never get tired of hearing two simple words—thank you!

Third, discussing the importance of your job is another step in developing leadership—figure out where you fit into the “big picture.” No matter what your job is, I guarantee that it’s crucial to the Air Force mission—you all make the Air Force better every day! If you do not know the importance of your job, sit down with your supervisor and ask.

Lastly, encourage everyone around you to look for opportunities where they can excel. Encourage your peers, subordinates and supervisors to look for learning opportunities—primary job knowledge, additional duties and off-duty education. Delegate tasks and duties when appropriate to expand the knowledge of your co-workers, especially when it develops their leadership skills.

Strive to grow leaders at every level, whether it is the lowest level in the chain, or the highest.

If we lead by example, hold each other accountable, discuss the importance of your jobs, and continually look for learning opportunities, and we will continue growing leaders at every level.

VIEW FROM TOP>>Embracing change

By Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley
314th Airlift Wing Command Chief

I’ve heard it said that it is difficult to live with change, yet impossible to live without it. Change comes in many forms for those of us at Team Little Rock. We have just completed the 101 days of summer, yet there are different hazards associated with the changing season which we need to be aware of.

Our area is still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav and as we speak we are ready to assist those dealing with Hurricane Ike. We must be adaptable to change because like the seasons, our lives will experience change. Are you prepared for the next storm of change in your life?

Currently, the Air Force is in the midst of force shaping; this means many of our Team Little Rock airmen will have to change their primary duties, and that can be stressful.

In less than one month, the major command most people in our wing are assigned to will change. Even our buying power has changed over the years; for those of you who have been driving for a few years, you can see that the price of gas has definitely changed.

I was chatting with Staff Sgt. Stephanie Gaither in regards to change and she’s one of our Airmen who will be cross training to another specialty. Sergeant Gaither put all of this change in perspective for me and I hope as you read this you will be affected in the same way. Her response was that whether our primary jobs change, we are Airmen first and as long as we realize our focus is on being the best Airmen possible then we’ll be O.K. So even as our wing reorganizes, our mission to provide safe and reliable aircraft across the world will not change!

So, our job is to keep our eye on the ball and advocate for resources to best take care of our Airmen and their families.

So I say to the challenges brought on by the storm, come with your best because we here at Team Little Rock will stand the test and succeed. Combat Airlift!

VIEW FROM TOP>>Celebrating our Patriots

By Brig. Gen. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr.
314th Airlift Wing commander

Thursday we celebrated Patriot’s Day in memory of the nearly 3,000 Americans whose lives were lost in the terror attacks the morning of Sept 11. We also celebrated two of our own who died ensuring another Sept. 11 would never happen again. Our own Staff Sgt. Dustin Peters and Staff Sgt. John Self, who along with others in uniform, made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the Global War on Terror.

We can never adequately honor our patriots, but one way we can honor their sacrifice is to continually renew our determination and commitment to winning the Global War on Terror. We do that here at the Rock through our commitment to providing our nation with an unparalleled Combat Airlift capability. We remain the C-130 center of the universe, and with your consistent skill and professionalism, the Combat Airlift mission remains a power to be reckoned with.

On Tuesday, the Save a Life Tour visited our base and provided nearly 300 Airmen from Team Little Rock a virtual tour of the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol. From the feedback I have heard, the presentation was excellent. I challenge all of you who attended to take the information back to your offices and shops and educate your co-workers on what you learned. If only one person makes the right choice not to drink and drive, you will have been successful.

Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 314th Airlift Wing command chief, and I also had the pleasure this week to take nearly 30 of our local civic leaders on a two-day tour of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Arnold AFB, Tenn. The tour was invaluable to increasing community support by sharing with them our Air Force history; showing them our current and future capabilities, our C-130 Combat Airlift training mission; and letting the meet the outstanding men and women who make up our Air Force.

By increasing community support for our mission, we increase our effectiveness and ensure we have the resource we need to train and deploy the world’s best C-130 Combat Airlifters.

On Sept. 19, we will be hosting a POW/MIA Recognition Luncheon at Hangar 1080. This is an incredible opportunity to further your understanding of your military heritage by honoring the military members who sacrificed to make this country great. I highly encourage everyone to attend. For more information, see page 4 of this week’s Drop Zone or contact your first sergeant by Monday.

Thank you for all the great things you’ve done and continue to do for our nation. Through our unyielding determination and our commitment to our heritage, community and mission, we champion the effort to keep America safe.
Combat Airlift!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

TOP STORY > >Weathering Gustav

Personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base played a key role in the evacuation of Hurricane Gustav victims and ensuring the safety of personnel here at home. We were the main air mobility hub for all Air Force support to civil authorities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Over the Labor Day weekend we flew nine C-130 missions moving over 170 passengers and hosted six C-17s from bases such as McGuire AFB, N.J. and McChord AFB, Wash.; and housed over 250 additional Airmen from around the country supporting the movement of patients and evacuees.

The base recovery effort began Wednesday as the 314th Civil Engineering Squadron began displacing water from flooded areas around base, and restored electricity to buildings that had lost power.

The 314th CES also began checking heating, venting, and air conditioning systems for functionality around base as well as assessing the damage of fallen trees and removing downed trees around base.

The 314th Security Forces Squadron teamed with the 314th CES to evacuate approximately 15 personnel from the small base lake “Fam Camp.” Due to the uncertainty regarding the lake’s water level, a broken valve in the camp’s water system, and damage to electrical lines in the area, the area was evacuated.

Along with cautioning vehicles, Security Forces also guided traffic in intersections with de-powered traffic lights and monitored the water levels at various locations around base to avoid letting vehicles become trapped in a potentially dangerous situation.

COMMENTARY>>‘It’s your base ... let’s make it great’

By Lt. Col. Doug Swift
314th Civil Engineer Squadron commander

I bet you are all thinking that it is a pretty arrogant thing for the civil engineer commander to say … “It’s my base,” but it’s your base too, and we all sometimes forget that. I wish everyone drove to work and thought “it’s my base” and thought of ways to make it better.

Improving quality of life doesn’t always require a new facility, a new club or even a pay raise; it is sometimes as easy as picking up after yourself and others. It is through these simple acts that we all improve everyone’s pride about where they live, work and play. With your help, Little Rock Air Force Base will remain the premiere installation of choice for our top-notch Airmen.

Last week I stopped at an intersection and rolled down my window to remind the driver next to me to please use a hands free device with his cell phone. I then drove through the intersection as an approaching driver flicked a lit cigarette butt out in front of me. I parked near clothing sales and witnessed two Airmen walk over the same smashed fast-food cup on the sidewalk just next to the garbage can. After picking it up, I received my inspiration for this article. We’re better than that! It doesn’t matter if you are active duty, a retiree, a dependent or guest of this base, you are better than that!

Most of us clean our house and work in the yard so we can feel good about it, and we are proud to have neighbors and guests see that we care about our things and care about ourselves.

We feel good about being neighbors and hosts. Our base is no different, it is our home. Your pride is reflected everyday in the way we present our base. The grounds and refuse contractors can only do so much, the rest is up to us. If you see someone litter, correct them. If something needs to be picked up, make a call, or if you are able, clean it yourself. Take that positive, inspiring attitude home and do the same there. Picking up your paper each day, bringing your garbage cans in, mowing your lawn and trimming lawns and bushes all have a positive effect on the pride in your community.

I want everyone to think “it’s my base” when you come to work or come home through that gate. I wish everyone could feel the pride I feel calling Little Rock AFB my base and the pride I get every day I am able to improve one little thing. Set your personal standards high. Your actions and words will be infectious to those around you and so that we all will help you build the professional image and pride it takes to be the best installation in the command … no matter what command we are in.

It’s your base, let’s make it great.

VIEW FROM TOP>>Team Little Rock stands ready to assist

By Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley
314th Airlift Wing Command Chief

Over the past Labor Day holiday weekend, many people took time to enjoy the food, family and festivities. Yet, for many here at Team Little Rock this was a time to step up and assist our nation during a challenging period. I personally witnessed the efforts of our medics, aviators, command and control and support personnel to name a few during the evacuation of people from the path of Hurricane Gustav.

We had an opportunity to execute what we practice daily as our nation looked to the Air Force for relief and comfort. You see everything we do directly correlates to our national security and each of you should be able to connect yourself to our robust mission. This was and continues to be a total team effort to include guard, reserve and civilians.

We first had to situate and bed-down our TDY members here to support our tasks; that was done by our mission support group. We also had to coordinate and maintain our in-bound and out-bound air fleet; that was done by our maintenance group. We then launched life-sustaining missions, bringing in hundreds of citizens from around the country here for their safety; that was our operations group. Our medical group was there to receive patients as soon as the aircraft landed and provided critical care and treatment. Our director of staff ensured command and control as well as strategic communication was maintained during this period.

I personally witnessed many of our people working numerous hours to ensure that each evacuee had everything they needed during this stressful time. I cannot tell you how proud I am of how our people freely gave and continue to give when our country calls. Thanks again for being the professionals you are. Combat Airlift!

VIEW FROM TOP>>Adapt and overcome

By Brig. Gen. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr.
314th Airlift Wing commander

Three years ago, Hurricane Katrina, the third strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States, battered the gulf coast mercilessly until 1,800 casualties and $81 billion of damage were left in its wake. In the end, the tragedy brought about major changes in the way our country responds to national emergencies.

Fast forwarding to this past week, we saw another potentially catastrophic hurricane tearing through the Caribbean on course to ravage an area devastated by a similar storm only three years ago. Mandatory evacuations took place to keep people out of harm’s way, the levees were redesigned and the National Guard was activated with ample preparation to prevent Hurricane Gustav from becoming Hurricane Katrina part two.

The results? As of Wednesday, the levee system held strong and held millions of gallons of water at bay, nearly 2 million Louisianans were evacuated, only six deaths were reported due to accidents with falling debris; none were flooding related. In the aftermath of tragedy, our nation learned how to improve. Not all tragedies can be avoided, but when we learn from our mistakes and turn our weaknesses into strengths, we empower ourselves to turn tragedy into triumph.

Our Airmen from Team Little Rock played a key role in our nation’s preparation for Hurricane Gustav’s arrival. We were the main air mobility hub for all Air Force support to civil authorities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Over the Labor Day weekend we flew nine C-130 missions moving over 170 passengers and hosted six C-17s and over 250 additional Airmen from around the country supporting the movement of patients and evacuees out of Hurricane Gustav’s path.

Kim and I will be attending the senior NCO induction banquet tonight in Little Rock to celebrate a significant event in the lives of our senior enlisted Airmen. They attended a three-day seminar this week to refresh and refill their leadership tool kit. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, our own 314th Airlift Wing Command Chief, will be the guest speaker. Please take the opportunity to congratulate any inductees you may know. They are the future enlisted leaders of our Air Force!

The Combined Federal Campaign will be starting next week and will give us a chance to give back a portion of the blessings that we’ve been given. There are countless charities within the CFC that can take donations and it’s important that we, as Airmen, setthe standard for giving to all these great causes. Contact your flight CFC representative with any questions you have about donating. Our goals are 100 percent contact and 50 percent participation. I encourage everyone to give a little -- if everyone on base just gave $1 a month we could make a huge positive impact!

We continue to be postured to support our neighbors on the Carolina coast as Hurricane Hanna approaches this weekend. You continue to show our Air Force leadership why Team Little Rock is the “go to” team when the nation needs Combat Airlift, whether flying combat sorties in Iraq or helping our neighbors avoid a storm. We are the nation’s 911 force. I’m so proud to serve alongside such a great team of professional Airmen!