Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

In 1991, he was on top of the world, in the prime of his life and the healthiest he’d ever been. Then 24-year-old “Buck” Sgt. Jimmy Ku, a crew chief stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, was six years into his Air Force career as well as a year into his marriage and new role as stepfather to two daughters. He woke up one October morning with a severe pain on the right side of his groin that changed his life as he knew it.

Visiting a foreign country can be an exciting yet an intimidating experience. Imagine traveling to an unfamiliar country to learn to fly or maintain an aircraft in a second or third language.

Base conducts Innovation and Improvements Facebook Town Hall
Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing and installation commander, hosted Little Rock Air Force Base’s 2015 Innovation and Improvements Facebook Town Hall on Jan. 13 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tim Johnsey)

On Jan. 20, 1941, the 19th Bombardment Group performed an overflight at the third inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The group’s B-17s were among 278 Army and Navy aircraft that crisscrossed the parade route for 45 minutes before the start of the inaugural parade. (Courtesy photo)

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