and Ears of Little Rock AFB
Inside a secure building, surrounded by locked doors and blank walls with no windows, is where the 19th Airlift Wing command post emergency action controllers find themselves. Computer monitors at every desk, a constant ringing of phones, and voices from communication radios are some of the things one can expect to experience while inside the command post.
Duty to Intervene: Social Media
September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide prevention remains a community responsibility 24/7/365, and we all have a duty to intervene. But how does that relate to social media?
19th OSS weather flight:
forecasting the unpredictable
The 19th Operations Support Squadron weather flight plays a stellar part in the mission of Little Rock Air Force Base. The team of eight Airmen is responsible for monitoring weather to protect resources and personnel, as well as providing weather support for anything flying in and out of The Rock. It is no easy task, considering that central Arkansas experiences a gamut of weather extremes. The Natural State experiences freezing rain, extreme heat, tornadic activity, snow and hail. Weather forecasts must be monitored and produced by the 19th OSS weather flight throughout the year. The team has the ability to predict nationwide forecasts. However, areas that are specifically monitored include Little Rock AFB, two drop zones and a landing zone. For their efforts, the team as a whole won 2011 Best Weather Flight in Air Mobility Command and 2010 Best Weather Flight in Air Force. Recently, a 19th OSS weather technician was even awarded 2013’s AMC Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)