U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Steele Britton
On the cover
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Brig. Gen. Wayne Schatz, 314th Airlift Wing commander, and Arkansas State Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR), participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 20 for the opening of the new Child Development Center on base.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Allen
Combat Airlifter of the Week
Tech. Sgt. Stephen Walker, the 314th Communications Squadron unit deployment manager, resizes a gas mask Feb. 25 for Senior Airman Jonathan Lescarbeau, also with the 314th CES, in preparation for a simulated deployment. Sergeant Walker was selected as the combat airlifter of the week for his superior work as a squadron unit deployment manager, dental and physical health assessment monitor, and motorcycle safety monitor.

U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Nathan Allen
Best in AETC once again
Senior Airman Jeremy Epperson, a 314th LRS fuels journeyman, analyzes a fuel sample after draining the bowser at bulk storage Dec. 5, 2007. The Fuels Flight at Little Rock Air Force Base recently won the Roy Bateman award recognizing the best fuels flight in Air Education Training Command.

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Little Rock Air Force Base

February 29, 2008

Last chance to scrimmage, then Championship!
Here it is – ROCKEX, the last chance to get down with a good scrimmage just one more time and practice what we do best before Air Mobility Command and Air Education and Training Command come to inspect our level of mission readiness and response in April. read more...

Staff Sgt. Slaydon: Keeping the faith
Staff Sgt. Christopher Slaydon knows what it is to keep the faith. He answered the call of his nation as an explosive ordinance disposal technician and nearly gave his life in the process. read more...

Transcendent teamwork
Three events conspired this past week to divert me off my list of “Dazzles:” Last Friday, I had lunch with two original Tuskegee Airmen; Saturday, I took my kids to the Central High Museum; Monday, I hosted a missionary from South Africa in my home—he’s a survivor of Apartheid. read more...

New CDC opens its doors
Little Rock Air Force Base’s newest Child Development Center officially opened its doors with a ceremony Feb. 20. read more...


January 15, 2008 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 $4, 12 and under are $2. To see what movies are playing this week click on this link...


Kindergartener teaches life lesson
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) — As anyone with children would attest, little ones tend to surprise you and teach you a life lesson when you least expect it. read more...