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Photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr. Staff Sgt. Dan Maslowski, 777th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepares to release a wind sonde sensor that provides weather analysis of drop zone winds just prior to the first employment of the Joint Precision Airdrop System in combination with the Improved Container Delivery System over Iraq Feb. 16.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.
Capt. Kenny Bierman works with the Joint Precision Airdrop System mission planning software on a specialized laptop while onboard a C-130 Hercules Feb. 16 over Iraq, as he prepares for the first employment of JPADS with the Improved Container Delivery System in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Bierman is deployed from the 61st Airlift Squadron.

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Little Rock Air Force Base

February 23, 2007

First JPADS airdrop over Iraq a success
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNEWS) — Eight aircrew members from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron used the joint precision airdrop system for the first time over Iraq Feb. 16 to deliver six 1,200-pound bundles. read more...

41st AS under new management
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – For 36 years, the 41st Airlift Squadron “Blackcats” have called Pope AFB home, but Friday’s realignment ceremony marked a new beginning as the unit heads to Little Rock AFB, Ark. read more...

Unmatched muscle meets pin-point precision
Air National Guard and Active-duty C-130 airlifters were put through the paces of learning the Joint Precision Airdrop System during follow-on training Feb. 12-16 at the 34th Combat Training Squadron Little Rock AFB. read more...

Air Mobility Command's command chief visits
Air Mobility Command's top enlisted leader visited the "Home of the Herk" Feb. 14 and 15. read more...


February 23, 2007 Issue
This weeks current news briefs and important events happening around LRAFB. read more...


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...


One child can make a huge difference
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNEWS) — I just witnessed something that moved me deeply and I wanted to share this feeling. I hope you do not mind reading this. read more...