Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

On the cover

Marines from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit submerge themselves in water at the base lake Feb. 13 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Each year the Marine detachment holds the morale-boosting event called the Polar Bear Plunge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Airman Kathryn Huston, a 19th Force Support Squadron food-service apprentice, prepares snacks for nighttime operations aircrew Feb 19 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Huston recently trained with an executive chef to launch the new Chopsticks concept at the Hercules Dining Facility, highlighting Mongolian style cooking. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)



A group of Airmen try on the M50 gas mask as part of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear-defense class Feb. 12 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The gas mask is an essential piece of the mission oriented protective posture gear, which is a vital part in CBRN defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

CBRN Defense: From boots to mask
The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight teaches eight CBRN defense classes every month to active-duty Airmen and mission-essential civilians.
Little Rock Central High School 57 years after desegregation
Fifty-seven years ago, nine brave African American high-school students endured crowds yelling, spitting, picketing and threating their lives and the lives of their families day after day, all for the chance to be educated with the same equality as Caucasian students.

Marines take the plunge for morale
Approximately 40 Marines ran to the Little Rock Air Force Base lake and took a rather cold dip for their second annual Polar Bear Plunge Feb. 13.

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