Little Rock Air Force Base
Little Rock Air Force Base is located in Pulaski County in Central Arkansas. The city of Jacksonville is located just outside the front gate of the base. The warm relationship between Jacksonville and the base dates back to the early 1950s when the local citizens banded together to purchase the land for the base, which they donated to the Air Force. Arkansas’ capital, Little Rock is located 17 miles north of the base. Little Rock AFB is home of the 19th Airlift Wing. Little Rock AFB consists of more than 6,000 acres and one runway.
The Air Force officially transferred to Little Rock AFB from SAC to the Tactical Air Command (TAC) on April 1, 1970. On March 4, 1970, the first C-130 arrived on base and began tactical airlift operations and training. On May 31, 1971, the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing (TAW) transferred to Little Rock AFB. Another major change occurred on base in December 1974, when the Air Force reassigned the 314th TAW from TAC to the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Thus, since its opening in 1955, the base has operated under four major commands – SAC, TAC, MAC and ACC.
There are more than 11,800 active-duty, civilian personnel, and military family members assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base.
Directions from Watertown International Airport:
Get on I-440 E
Follow I-440 E, AR-440 E and US-167 N/US-67 N to T P White Dr. in Jacksonville
Take exit 11 from US-167 N/US-67 N
Drive to Vandenberg Blvd. Destination will be on the right
If you arrive during non-duty hours, on a weekend or holiday and need assistance, you may contact the Lodging Office in Bldg 1024, phone 501-987-6652 or 501-987-6753. When you in-process with the MPS or your CSS, you will be given an appointment to attend the Newcomers Orientation Event, if you are a first term airman you will be signed up to attend the First Term Airman’s Center (FTAC).
All first duty station officers must call or report to the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg 940, to schedule a mandatory Financial Briefing.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Arkansas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Aug. of the school year. Check with the school for requirements
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Arkansas State Department of Child & Family Services (501) 682-8770
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Arkansas State Department of Health (501) 661-2000
Little Rock Animal Services (501) 376-3067
Arkansas State Police (501) 618-8800
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) (501) 987-6801
Airman and Family Readiness Center-EFMP Support (501) 987-6801
BCAC Health Benefits Advisor-TRICARE (800) 444-5445
Base Chapel (501) 987-6014
Child Care, Family Day Care (501) 987-3156
Dental Clinic (501) 987-7304
Consolidated Dorm Management Office (501) 987-1011
Family Advocacy Program (FAP) (501) 987-7377
Force Support Squadron (501) 987-6493
Housing Office (501) 987-6429
ID Cards (501) 987-6831
Legal Office (501) 987-7886
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
School Liaison Office (501) 987-8941
Welcome Center (501) 987-6753
6.6 miles from base
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The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 28 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 93°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 32°Fand high of 50°F.
Everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Little Rock, AR, the city’s goods and services are 8% higher than the Arkansas average and even with the U.S. average.
The residents of Pulaski and Lonoke counties have dozens of annual events, festivals and community gatherings at their fingertips.
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