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  • Ready in a flash: MacDill exercises operational readiness

    From medical, to maintenance, mission support, to operations, every unit plays an important role in the 6th Air Refueling Wing’s mission, and each displayed their capabilities during an operational readiness exercise conducted Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • From practice to play: 19th AMXS Airman saves life

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brett Bibel, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, responded with a sense of urgency to a man showing symptoms of cardiac arrest after his rugby match in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 5, 2019.
  • 19th CES prepares base for ROCKI 20-1

    The 19th Civil Engineer Squadron Pavement and Construction Equipment Flight set up defensive fighting positions and bunkers by the flight line on Oct. 18, 2019, in preparation for the upcoming the semi-annual full-spectrum readiness exercise, ROCKI 20-01, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 4 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th Airlift Wing hosts wing-wide exercises to enhance Airmen’s abilities to provide Rapid Global Mobility within contested environments. In preparation for these exercises, units must stage the exercise area prior to its beginning.
  • KUDOS: having fun with family readiness

    Airmen from across Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, enhanced family readiness with a Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event hosted by the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Oct. 19, 2019.
  • Airman Accounted For From World War II

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. R.L. Tyler, 22, of Denton County, Texas, who was captured and died in captivity during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.
  • 29th WPS: Forging C-130 Tactical Experts

    The 29th Weapons Squadron recently tackled phase three of the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course in Colorado, from October 12 to October 27, 2019. The 29th WPS at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, a detachment from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, is home to the course. The purpose of WIC is to teach C-130 Hercules pilots and navigators how to become tactical experts and leaders in the art of cross-domain battlespace dominance. Top tier instructor pilots and instructor navigators are selected to attend the course and are charged with taking their training back to their respective units, increasing overall combat capability and lethality of the force.
  • Team Fairchild reactivates 97th Air Refueling Squadron

    Fairchild Air Force Base reactivated the 97th Air Refueling Squadron that has been deactivated for 15 years, along with an Assumption of Command ceremony Oct. 18, here.
  • 19th AW invests in trust

    To kick off Phase II of the 19th Airlift Wing’s Resiliency Campaign Plan, the wing hosted a Franklin Covey workshop Oct. 16, 2019, for command teams and key spouses to learn how to be an effective leader by inspiring and extending trust at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
  • The future is now: First of 12 additional KC-135s lands at Fairchild

    Team Fairchild received the first of 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 16, here.
  • MacDill hosts 4-H National Science Youth Day

    The MacDill Youth Center and 4-H team members with Hillsborough County partnered to host their annual 4-H National Youth Science Day, Oct. 9, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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