Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

On the cover

Senior Airman Noah TeGrootenhuis, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels-distribution operator, pulls a fuel hose toward a C-130 Jan. 16 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The 19th LRS refuels more than 90 C-130H/J aircraft at Little Rock AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Farnsworth, a 714th Training Squadron military-training leader, performs an open ranks inspection of non-prior service Airmen on Jan. 28 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Farnsworth has been responsible for leading the professional development of 80 Airmen enrolled in C-130 loadmaster qualification training. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)









In order to avoid corrosion, C-130s have to be scrubbed down and washed at least every 180 days. They also must be cleaned before every isochronal inspection. Dirt, grease, grime, exhaust carbon and hydraulic oils can hide cracks or other faults with an aircraft. The aircraft are hand washed with scrubbers in conjunction with aircraft equipment cleaner that is biodegradable and nontoxic. The wash rack is used by the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as well as the 189th Airlift Wing and the 22nd Air Force Detachment 1. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)

Fueling the mission
The 19th Airlift Wing Fuels Management Flight has gone above and beyond this past year. The team of Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen play a vital part in the base’s mission. After all, without this group of 81 Airmen, Little Rock’s C-130s wouldn’t even be able to leave the ground.
Initiatives launched in summer providing better access to care
The 19th Medical Group launched multiple initiatives in the summer and fall of 2013 that enable patients to obtain more timely appointments. “We wanted patients to trust that we’re able to care for them and their families when they need us and that required us to be more available,” said Lt. Col. Johnathan Compton, 19th Medical Group chief of medical staff.

Base Winter Wingman Day scheduled Feb. 7
Little Rock Air Force Base will be participating in Winter Wingman Day on Friday, Feb. 7. The goal of this day is to enable Airmen, Air Force civilians and full-time staff of the Air National Guard and Reserves to develop their resilience through Squadron Commander’s Calls and through courses that encompass the Comprehensive Airman Fitness domains. In order to reach as many Airman and Air Force Civilians as possible, this is a planned no-fly and emergency-only customer service day.

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