Friday, May 22, 2015

Welcome home, Black Cats

An excited crowd of family members, friends and fellow Airmen welcomed home deployed members from the 41st Airlift Squadron on May 15 at Little Rock Air Force Base. After more than six months down-range, approximately 20 Airmen were reunited with their families after supporting combat airlift operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Airman stops suicide, saves friend’s life
Intervene. It’s something military members hear all too often. “Be a wingman.” “Step up.” “Do the right thing in the wrong situation.” But when we are faced with that all-or-nothing chance to do so, how many are brave enough to answer the call?

LRAFB History Fast Fact

Team Little Rock History Fact of the Week • 139 days to go until LRAFB turns 60!

In May 1959, workers finished the Capehart Housing project at Little Rock Air Force Base and families began moving in immediately. Work started two years earlier as part of a larger Department of Defense plan to correct inadequacies of housing availability for servicemen. The Capehart Housing project here was the first and largest government housing project constructed under the Capehart Housing Act, named after Sen. Homer Capehart. The 1,535 newly constructed homes cost $16,500 per unit and were built with all of the modern conveniences of the era, including central heating, air conditioning, garbage disposals and laundry facilities. With more than 5,500 personnel assigned to the base, the completion of the construction project relieved severe housing shortages members had endured for almost five years.

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