U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Clark
On the cover
Staff Sgt. Chris Poole, 314th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance inspector, inspects a C-130 engine. Sergeant Poole is newly assigned to quality assurance as an engine specialist inspector.

U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Ethan Morgan
Combat Airlifter
of the Week

Senior Master Sgt. Shane Wardroup, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, C-130J NCO in charge, checks a landing gear selector valve for leaks and loose parts on a C-130 at Little Rock AFB. Aug. 4. Sergeant Wardroup was selected as the Combat Airlifter of the Week for his outstanding governing of 278 maintenance Airmen maintaining 29 C-130E aircraft. His efforts led to an 87 percent mission-capable rate in July, eclipsing the Air Education and Training Command standard of 75 percent. Inset: Col. Mark Vlahos, 314th Airlift Wing vice commander, presents Sergeant Wardroup with a commander’s coin for being selected as the Combat Airlifter of the Week during a presentation held Aug. 4 in Bldg. 266.


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Little Rock Air Force Base

August 15, 2008

Taking care of Airmen: housing update
Greetings, all! One of the most important obligations leaders at all levels have is to ensure the health and welfare of our Airmen. read more...

Second place is not an option
If you don’t think what we do is serious, I would ask you to look around the world and take a hard look at the events that are taking place. read more...

Warriors in our midst…Integrity first
After recently taking command, I found myself preparing for my initial commander’s call to outline my expectations for the squadron. While collecting my thoughts, one general theme continued to come to mind: integrity first. read more...

Retirees helping retirees
The Little Rock Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office serves as the interface between the active and retired communities. It is an official Air Force staffed by volunteers. read more...


AUGUST 08 , 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...