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  • IG team utilizes LIVE program for immersive training

    A little more than a month ago, Air Education and Training initiated the Leading Inclusively Virtual Experience, or LIVE program, modernizing the way military leaders and Guardsmen train to take care of their Airmen. The sessions help grow inclusive-minded leaders and provide different opportunities

  • Force Support: the face of enlistment

    One of the most behind-the-scenes jobs in the United States Air Force is FSS, better known as the Force Support Squadron. FSS is the backbone of all that we do in the military; it is something that everyone’s career goes through, whether that is initial enlistments, awards, promotions, retirement,

  • C-130J transition on track as Guardsmen prepare for change

    Over the past several years, the Air National Guard’s transition from the C-130H to C-130J has been no small endeavor. As a formal training unit and the Air National Guard’s new C-130J training center, the 189th Operations Group pilots and loadmasters have been tirelessly gaining and maintaining

  • Wing welcomes new honorary commanders

    The 189th Airlift Wing recently welcomed Mr. John Burgess, Dr. Angela Kremers, and Mr. David Valovich, to the wing as the new honorary commanders on July 19, 2022, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The three honorary commanders were presented the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the

  • FITRE breaks through barriers in aircrew training and more

    Training is an essential component to Airmen in all stages of their career. From brand new pipeline students to seasoned veterans, Airmen never stop learning and gaining experience to advance the Air Force. At the 189th Airlift Wing, the 189th Operations Group hosts C-130H instructor aircrew who are

  • Communications to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts

    Eight members of the 189th Communications Squadron were activated Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, to support relief and cleanup efforts after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana. The team, operating the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability, will provide effective and vital communications to

  • Back-to-School Brigade provides school supplies to military families

    The 189th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness office hosted its annual Back-toSchool Brigade Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Working hand-in-hand with Operation Homefront, the Airman and Family Readiness office provided 200 backpacks loaded with school supplies

  • 189th Airlift Wing selected as ANG C-130J training hub

    Recently, the 189th Airlift Wing’s 154th Training Squadron was selected by Air National Guard leaders, to be the official home of the Guard’s C-130J training program. This preliminary decision is a milestone in solidifying the future for the 189 AW. While nothing changes for the foreseeable future

  • Arkansas Air National Guardsmen support presidential inauguration

    From Jan. 17 - 18, 2021, approximately 500 Soldiers from the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade out of Northwest Arkansas, were transported to Washington D.C. to provide support during the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Members of the 189th Operations Group, Logistic Readiness Squadron, Civil Engineer