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  • Working on the Bush funeral train detail: “It was the chance of a lifetime”

    Having served in the Arkansas Air National Guard as a member of the 189th Services Flight for the past 19 years, a police officer with the North Little Rock police department for more than 16 years, and a Special Agent with Union Pacific for the past 3 years, Master Sgt. Shana Cobbs knows a thing or two about commitment to duty. Recently, her job as a special agent with Union Pacific provided her with a unique opportunity to participate in a special assignment that she says she feels that she was uniquely prepared to handle.
  • Airman fixes medical equipment at local hospital during MEDRETE

    Walking into a dusty neonatal intensive care unit, windows open, at 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Master Sgt. Colton Guilliams, the 189th AW noncommissioned officer in charge of public health, used the skills he learned previously as a biomedical equipment technician to support the local hospital, Hospital Nacional De Retalhuleu, in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. The public hospital used the assistance of Guilliams to fix more than eight pieces of equipment, including 3 ventilators in the NICU.
  • Arkansas National Guard supports Guatemala in State Partnership Program

    The Arkansas National Guard and the Central American country of Guatemala have worked closely for the last 16 years as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program. Whether at home or visiting our partner country, the Airmen and Soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard work hard to ensure relations between the two countries remains one of positivity and resourcefulness.
  • 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.