Friday, April 10, 2015

Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Robert Hite, buried with military honors

Members of the Little Rock Air Force Base Honor Guard carry the casket of Lt. Col. Robert Hite, a World War II Doolittle Raider, April 2 during his funeral in Camden. Hite was a Japanese prisoner of war for 40 months following the bombing raids
until his release Aug. 20, 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Muro)

Blisters for Bataan
The sun slowly showed itself over the horizon and revealed the breathtaking mountains to the west at White Sand Missile Range, New Mexico. More than 5,600 military members, civilians, volunteers and veterans gathered March 22, to take part in the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

Boots to Business
The Boots to Business program is for those who want entrepreneurial education and training for exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities.

LRAFB History Fast Fact

April 1, 1997, the 463rd Airlift Group activated at Little Rock Air Force Base. The group first activated in 1953 as a troop carrier wing at Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee, operating the C-46 and C-119. Three years later when the Air Force accepted the first production of C-130As from Lockheed, crews assigned to the 463rd TCW were the first to operate the slick new aircraft. With the unit’s activation at Little Rock AFB, 463rd AG crews returned to the C-130 with the assignment of the 50th Airlift Squadron and 61st Airlift Squadron. Previous to the reassignment, the squadrons had served as the operational flying units of the 314th Airlift Wing. The 314th AW retained its flying training mission with the 53rd AS and 62nd AS.

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