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Photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pomeroy Christy Hawking, 10, contributes to Tolleson Elementary School's donation of soccer balls for African children Jan. 31. Christy has already made a donation of 14 soccer balls to the schools collection box. The school hopes to collect at least one soccer ball per student to "Operation Play," donating more than 300 all together.

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Brig. Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander, pins a Bronze Star on Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lipinski, 314th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal, during a ceremony at the base theater Jan. 30. Sergeant Lipinski disarmed more than 60 improvised explosive devices on 170 combat missions during his deployment to Kirkuk, Iraq.

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Brig. Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander, pins a Purple Heart on Staff Sgt. Matthew Patnaude, 314th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal, during a ceremony at the base theater Jan. 31. Sergeant Patnaude has earned two Purple Hearts in the last two years for his work while deployed.

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February 2, 2007

'Operation Play' scoring life-saving goals
The 314th Mission Support Squadron commander wants to make a difference while deployed in support of the Global War on Terror by helping African children get desperately needed vaccinations, but he needs soccer balls to score that goal. read more...

Airmen receive Purple Heart, Bronze Star
Two recently deployed Airmen from the 314th Airlift Wing Civil Engineer Squadron received honors in a ceremony here Jan. 30. read more...

Airmen to see combat medal in April
WASHINGTON Since the Air Force started manning convoy operations in support of the war on terror, more Airmen have had an opportunity to put their rifle training to use in real-world scenarios. read more...

Seminar hones supervisory skills
Little Rock mid-tier NCOs are getting an important refresher course to bridge the gap between professional military education opportunities. read more...

Briefs

February 2, 2007 Issue
This weeks current news briefs and important events happening around LRAFB. read more...

Movies

LRAFB shows movies through AAFES. For more information on this service please call 987-6461. Adults are $3.50, 12 and under are $1.75. To see what movies are playing this week click on this link...

Commentary

AFSA voice of enlisted Airmen
Hes gone head-to-head with some of the most influential people in the country, but for retired Chief Master Sgt. John Doc McCauslin, its just another part of his day. read more...

Relationship stronger now than 10 years ago
Thanks to increased communication via the Labor/Management Partnership Council, the working relationship between military and civilian employees is better now than ever. read more...