U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Steele Britton
On the cover
Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, speaks during the Logistics Professional of the Year awards banquet held May 2 in hangar 276. Gen. Reno was on hand to present awards to the winners of each category.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Clark
Combat Airlifter
of the Week

Col. Mark Vlahos, 314th Airlift Wing vice commander, presents Capt. Kyle Bate, 314th Communications Squadron, a commander's coin for being selected as the Combat Airlifter of the Week during a presentation held April 28. Captain Bate was selected as Combat Airlifter of the Week for his duties as chief of maintenance, squadron deputy commander and for his performance in preparation for the operational readiness inspection.

Courtesy photo
After World War II, the Walnut Ridge Airport was one of several bases used to melt down airplanes for their precious metals. Museum officials estimate that between 10,000 and 11,000 planes were disposed of at Walnut Ridge alone, some leaving directly from production lines to the airport.

Top Stories

Little Rock Air Force Base

May 9, 2008

moms – our biggest fans
Whenever someone introduces me as a guest speaker by reading my bio, typically, the first thing I say is "I wish my mother was here ... she would believe half of that!" This is because our moms ARE our biggest fans. read more...

risk management in all we do
In the past two weeks, Air Education and Training Command has experienced two aircraft accidents with the tragic loss of four lives. Four Airmen lost and the lives of at least four families altered forever. These events remind us that our chosen profession is dangerous and comes with certain inherent risks. read more...

'you complete me' – a tribute to our unsung heroes
At one point in the movie, "Jerry McGuire," Tom Cruise looks at Renée Zellweger and says to her, “You complete me.”
I know that for some people, this line in the movie is extremely tawdry, however, for others it rings true to how they feel about their spouses and children. read more...

WW II-era airport could roar back to life
A North-Central Arkansas airport may soon be alive again with the hum of military aircraft engines, similar to the way it was in the 1940s when Army Air Force pilots trained there. read more...


may 9 , 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...