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  • Celebrating excellence: 189th Airlift Wing wins big at NGAUS

    Showcasing the Air Force’s core value Excellence in All We Do is something that the Airmen of the 189th Airlift Wing take very seriously. The wing was recently recognized for its commitment to excellence at the National Guard Association of the United States’ 140th General Conference and Exhibition held in New Orleans, LA August 24 - 27. Col. Thomas Crimmins, 189th AW commander, was on hand to receive four out of five NGAUS awards won within the Arkansas National Guard. Crimmins provided some perspective about the magnitude of the wing’s wins at NGAUS, explaining that airmen assigned to the 189th only account for about 1,100 personnel of the more than 10,000 members of the Arkansas National Guard.
  • Sink or swim: 189 AW challenges Airmen to innovation

    In February 2018, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons would receive $100,000 to begin investing in innovative ideas presented by airmen. In the spirit of Air Force innovation, the 189th Airlift Wing embarked upon a mission to find and fund the most creative ways to increase overall mission readiness capabilities.
  • Air National Guard student rocks the 154th school house

    A flight engineer, who is an enlisted member of the aircraft’s flight crew, monitors and operates the aircraft’s complex systems. To become a flight engineer, an Airman must first have a feeder Air Force specialty code in one of many maintenance career fields within the Air National Guard. The service member must also be selected over peers to participate in the program. The entire course is approximately 11 months, with six of the months at Little Rock Air Force Base for academic and flying training. From C-130H simulator training to performing on the actual aircraft, Corker broadened her perception and knowledge of the flight engineer career field.
  • 189th, 19th VMO work together to fine-tune the fleet

    If you’re looking for the 189th Vehicle Management Flight, you’ll need to leave the 189th Airlift Wing to find it. The 189th Airlift Wing and the 19th Airlift Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadrons have combined their respective vehicle maintenance shops in support of the Air Force’s Total Force Continuum initiative.
  • Arkansas Air National Guard launches C-130 AMP for final flight

    The final C-130H designed for the avionics modernization program left the 189th Airlift Wing Jan. 3, 2018, from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. to arrive at its final destination at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s “Boneyard,” where it will be reused as parts for other C-130H aircraft
  • Rapid Augmentation Team conducts training

    The 189th Airlift Wing’s Rapid Augmentation Team practiced emergency response techniques during annual emergency responder training Dec. 7, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The team practiced techniques such as the proper use of a chainsaw, Humvee convoy maneuvers, and proper radio communications etiquette to ensure all volunteers are prepared when they are called to state activation.
  • Arkansas National Guard conducts cyber training exercise;

    The 189th Operation Group’s cyber detachment hosted and participated in a joint training exercise event Dec. 5-7, 2017, at Camp Joseph T. Robinson Army National Guard Base, near North Little Rock, Arkansas. The training simulated real-world cyber incident scenarios and prepared the participants to react quickly and accurately to the situations.
  • 189th Airlift Wing attends 49th annual Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium

    Nearly 1,900 Airmen from around the air mobility community attended the 49th annual Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Orlando, Fla. Oct 26 to 29, 2017. Among the attendees were representatives from the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing.
  • Guatemalan Air Force visits 189th MDG, receives patient movement demos

    The 189th Airlift Wing hosted key leaders of the Guatemalan Air Force Thursday, July 27, during a State Partnership Program exchange. The visit, which took the Guatemalan forces on a tour of the 189th Maintenance Group and 189th Logistics Readiness Squadron facilities, provided them with the opportunity to learn best practices and provided an open forum for idea sharing with the country’s U.S. partners.
  • Arkansas Air National Guard trains with local and state partners

    The 189th Security Forces flight along with the 216th Military Police Brigade, Arkansas State Police and several other local law enforcement units, participated in the annual National Guard Response Force Training Exercise, Aug. 5, 2017, at the Robinson Maneuver Training Grounds, Camp Robinson, Ark. The training provided the military service members the opportunity to experience first-hand, working with civilian law enforcement in the event of a state-wide emergency.