Friday, April 18, 2014

On the cover

Airman 1st Class Ryan Fitzpatrick and Airman 1st Class Bryan Nuno, 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentices, perform routine maintenance on a diesel engine April 8 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The engines that AGE maintains provide critical power to The Rock’s C-130s. (
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Senior Airman Christopher Birch, a Security Forces Squadron evaluations specialist, watches as an Airman performs a weapons practical April 16 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The objective of a weapons practical is to observe an Airman’s efficiency in assembly and disassembly, inspection and function of a weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)









The Leadership Greater Little Rock program has graduated more than 1,300 community leaders from its training program. Each year approximately 50 class members are selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the nine-month program, sponsored by the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. One day a month, October through June, the class meets at a different Central Arkansas venue to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours and group presentations. Last week the group visited Little Rock Air Force Base. The group learned how the base contributes to the economic development and quality of life within the state. The group met for lunch at the Hercules Dining Facility, where they were briefed by Col. Scott Brewer, 314th Airlift Wing commander, about the base and the three wings that call “The Rock” home. The tour consisted of booths set up by security forces, explosive ordinance disposal, survive evasion resistance and escape, aircraft maintenance, a tour of a C-130 as well as demonstrations put on by the fire department and a K-9 unit. excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

No air power without ground power
“Danger is no stranger to an AGE Ranger.” That motto is heard throughout the 19th Airlift Wing aerospace ground equipment support flight. DINSTAAR is a saying that may date back to Vietnam. The story goes that AGE Airmen were under constant fire by the enemy yet they still fearlessly ran to protect their equipment that serviced planes.

SAPR Down Day set for May 2
The second annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Down Day is scheduled for May 2 across Little Rock Air Force Base. The event covers a new module, “Identifying Offenders.”
Get out, get involved: Managing social stress
Leaving the comforts of home behind and arriving at your first duty station can send one’s stress through the roof. You may not know anyone at work or anyone in your living quarters, and you’re still learning where places are around base. You may even get lost on your way to work.
Military spouses PCS too
When permanent change of station orders drop for military members, military spouses do not automatically have a new job assigned to them with a tidy checklist that tells them exactly what to expect during their move.

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