Friday, July 18, 2014

On the cover

Airman 1st Class Brandon Jenkins, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight fuels distribution operator, prepares to disperse fuel July 10 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Fuels distribution operators, named best in the air force, drive servicing units out to the aircraft and either issue or defuel Jet A depending on the mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Senior Master Sgt. Larry Whenrey, the 314th Airlift Wing Inspector General inspections superintendent, discusses an upcoming Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century event with an AFSO21 member and the director of inspections. Whenrey, a Bryant native, organizes meetings for the unit management internal control toolset and self-assessment program managers, conducts wing-wide program inspections and oversees 314th AW units during Team Little Rock exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Regina Agoha)







The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management flight keeps vermin in check. They kill bedbugs, roaches, mice, rats, ants, wasps and more. Raccoons, skunks, opossums and other animals are caught in live traps and then released off base to a wildlife management area. Some wildlife is sent to a veterinarian to be checked for rabies. Pest management picks up and removes dead animals as well. Besides animals and insects, they control weeds in mission essential areas. Weeds can grow in the cracks on the flightline and lift up the concrete, potentially causing major problems. They are responsible for ensuring the pest population is under control for the entire base except base housing. They ensure these critters do not transmit diseases, allowing Airmen to accomplish the mission. Dealing with wild animals is not a game — it can be very dangerous. Animals with rabies, venomous snakes, spiders and other insects roam these parts. If you or your shop has an issue with pests, call the experts at (501) 987-6553. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)

High-octane recognition

The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Fuels Management Flight has been recognized for their high-octane performance by being named the Air Force’s best.

One man’s trash
is another’s intel

Dumpster diving is not just for raccoons and opossums. There are real-world “rats” scurrying through trash cans looking for any information they can use to cause trouble and damage our mission.

Critical Days: Swimming Safety

Summer is here, and you know what that means? It’s time to throw on your swimsuit, then grab a towel, sunblock, and your favorite pair of shades, and hit the pool.

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