Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Full-throttle Airman

Staff Sgt. Joshua Ayers, a 19th Maintenance Squadron unit security manager, accelerates out of a left-hand turn July 27 at Pine Bluff Motocross Racing Facility in Pine Bluff. Ayers has been racing motocross for five years and dreams of qualifying for the Amateur Nationals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Gut check

Did you know that up to 70 percent of your immune system resides in your digestive tract? In addition, an unhealthy digestive tract may play a role in many of the chronic diseases Americans suffer from today.

A Wingman 24/7

Being a wingman is more than providing guidance and encouragement to other Airmen while supporting the Air Force mission. Sometimes an Airman has to be their own wingman to further maintain the Air Force mission.

Combat Airlifter
of the Week

Staff Sgt. Bolin Belles, a 314th Maintenance Group computer support technician, produces trouble tickets for the enterprise service desk to support user accounts Aug. 18 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Belles is actively involved with the local community by volunteering for Air Force Sergeants Association and organizing Habitat for Humanity projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)

Happy 60th Anniversary to the Herk!

The C-130 Hercules reaches a major milestone Aug. 23, marking the 60th anniversary of its first flight at Burbank, Calif., in 1954. According to a Lockheed Martin press release, to date, more than 2,500 C-130s have been ordered and/or delivered to 63 nations. Plus, it has the longest, continuous military aircraft production run in history. At Little Rock Air Force Base, there are approximately 80 C-130H/J models on the flightline, making the base home to more than 20 percent of the total U.S. Air Force C-130 fleet. The Herk is a workhorse for combat airlift, capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. Without the Herk, Team Little Rock would not be able to provide rapid air mobility to answer our Nation’s call. Little Rock AFB is excited to wish the Herk a “Happy Anniversary.”

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