Friday, May 30, 2014

On the cover

Senior Airman Richard Gates, a 19th Maintenance Squadron fuels system repair technician, uses a laptop to diagnose possible malfunctions May 27 at Little Rock Air Force Base. The 19th MXS fuels system repair flight works on fuel, water cell tanks, bladder cells and external tanks.. (
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Staff Sgt. Joseph Cross, a 19th Component Maintenance Squadron unit deployment manager, checks the fitting of a helmet May 27 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Cross managed his squadron’s foreign object debris program and increased flight availability and participation by 50 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)








In observance of Memorial Day, Team Little Rock honored the fallen at a wreath-laying ceremony May 26 within Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base. The three wing commanders laid wreaths at three different memorials: the Global War on Terrorism memorial, the 62nd Airlift Squadron memorial and the Little Rock Air Force Base memorial. This time-honored military tradition commemorates Memorial Day, first known as Decoration Day, and honors the men and women who have died while serving in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)

Base conducted spring Facebook Town Hall

Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing and installation commander, hosted Little Rock Air Force Base’s second-ever Facebook town hall May 20 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. More than 100 Team Little Rock community members attended the event, presenting hard-hitting issues that were addressed by the commander and base leaders.

SAPR: Special victims’ counsel

Being a victim of sexual assault takes its toll on the victim in many different ways. Stress and severe degrees of vulnerability are only two of many effects a victim of sexual assault may face. Recognizing the need for direct support to these service members, the Air Force Special Victim’s Council has been established to assist these victims by providing independent, confidential legal advice and support.

MX in the tank: Aircraft Fuels Systems

There are many dangerous jobs when it comes to keeping planes in the air. Being an aircraft fuel systems specialist is no exception.
As part of their job, fuels system repair Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base immerse themselves in highly flammable fuel tanks to keep C-130s flying.

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