Friday, April 3, 2015

Running to Remember

The second team of runners pick up the flags and begins their leg of the event March 20 in Altus (Franklin County). Twenty one, four-man teams participated in the event by running and carrying the American flag, the Arkansas state flag, as well as a smaller American flag that had a fallen Arkansas veteran’s biography attached to it.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cliffton Dolezal)

Commemorating Col. Walters
Team Little Rock celebrated the grand opening of a state-of-the-art Commons facility today with a dedication ceremony to honor one of the community’s true champions of quality of life projects.The family of the late Col. Kenneth Walters, former 19th Mission Support Group deputy commander, represented their father and husband at the unveiling of the new Walters Community Support Center

Getting up to speed on tornado safety
It’s 5 a.m. and what starts out as a deep low siren begins to climb higher into a loud three-to-five minute wailing steady tone. For many Arkansas residents, the tornado siren is a familiar sound; some people will ignore it and others will not know what to do.

LRAFB History Fast Fact

Once a bombardment wing, the 308th Strategic Missile Wing reactivated April 1, 1962, with the mission of manning the 18th Titan II silos under construction around Central Arkansas. Components of the 308th Strategic Missile Wingconsisted of the 373rdand 374th Strategic Missile Squadrons. Crews from the 308th SMW held the distinction of being the first and last combat-ready missile crews to fire Titan IIs from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. From 1963 to 1987, crews maintained missiles on 24-hour alert, ready to launch within minutes after receipt of authenticated orders from the National Command Authorities.

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