Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

On the cover

The Little Rock Air Force Base fire department is an award-winning unit that leads the way in Air Force accolades. The department, comprised of 49 Airmen and seven civilians, operates on two, 24-hour shifts that respond to nearly 700 emergency calls each year. The department won 66 individual and team awards in 2013, including the Air Force Times Airman of the Year, and boasts a 100-percent pass rate with an average score of 96 percent on career-development course tests for new Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Senior Airman Jordan Main, a 19th Medical Operations Squadron physical-therapy technician, adjusts a patient to improve movement and manage pain Oct. 1 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Main revamped and standardized the section’s job analysis, resulting in her program being benchmarked by 41 safety representatives across the group. As an active booster club member, she also raised $500 in a single day during a car wash fundraiser. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)








Joseph Aikens, a North Pulaski Falcons point guard, has always wanted to play Division I basketball, and after accepting an appointment for the U.S. Air Force Academy, he will finally have a chance. Aikens dreamt of becoming a pilot since he was young and hopes to fulfill his dreams this coming summer after reporting to Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Message from Commander
Airmen of the 19th,
It’s with great sadness that I report Team Little Rock lost an Airman this weekend to a reported suicide. The death of one of our own shocks and sickens us. Our first thoughts must immediately turn to the grieving family and friends, and give them our full support during this senseless tragedy.

Drug Demand Reduction Program is keeping the base clean
Have you ever been called into your first sergeant’s office and received a sheet of paper to report to the Little Rock Air Force Base Drug Demand Reduction office?
The Little Rock AFB Drug Demand Reduction Program selects random individuals for a urinalysis drug test. The test provides the base commander with the results of individuals that tested positive.

North Pulaski Falcon takes flight with U.S. Air Force Academy
In a small high school gym surrounded by his classmates and the humming of C-130 engines overhead, a young man shoots for his dreams of playing Division I basketball. Wearing a white uniform with maroon lettering, gold stripes that run down the side stitching of his shorts and standing in the hallway before entering the gym on game day, Joseph Aikens, a 6-foot-4-inch, 160-pound point guard simply describes the feeling before taking the court as, “breathtaking.”

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