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Navy captain to speak at UALR

Navy captain to speak at UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Capt. David C. Iglesias, JAGC, U.S. Navy, who served as partial inspiration from the hit film “A Few Good Men,” will speak at the upcoming Arnold Lecture planned for 4:30 p.m. April 26 in the Friday Courtroom at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

Iglesias will discuss “U.S. Military Commissions, Past, Present and Future.” The current team leader and spokesman with the Office of Military Commissions prosecutes Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, war crimes and terrorism cases.

The Arnold Lecture was established by the Bowen School of Law to honor Judge Richard S. Arnold and Judge Morris S. Arnold. Iglesias will be the third lecturer in this series.

Civic leader garners Air Force award

Civic leader garners Air Force award

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mr. Phil Davis, 19th Airlift Wing honorary commander from North Little Rock, received the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award during a ceremony Feb. 4 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

The award, which is the highest honorary civilian award the secretary of the Air Force may grant to a private citizen, was earned for his advocacy of Air Force issues and for his dedicated support of Airmen and their families while serving as a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program.

As an Air Force Civic Leader, Mr.

Pimp my Herc: Refurb crew brings C-130s back to life

Pimp my Herc: Refurb crew brings C-130s back to life

The aircraft sits in the hangar waiting for its facelift. Inside and out, there are signs of wear and tear: chipped paint, dented metal, torn insulation and peeling decals are a few examples this aircraft has been around.

Airmen from the 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron's C-130 refurbishment section are in the business of reviving Air Mobility Command's aging fleet of Hercs.

"We take an older plane that's been beat up and used and make it look brand-new again," said Senior Airman Aaron McCormick, a 19th EMS crew chief.

The refurbishment team starts the process by taking out all removable equipment from the aircraft including storage bins, escape hatches, galley equipment, floorboards and seats. The aircraft interior is then sanded, bead-blasted and painted while another section works on the plane's exterior.

"It's like [the TV show] 'This Old House'," said Tech. Sgt. Arthur Billings, a 19th EMS section chief.

LRAFB Comabat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Francis 'Elwyn' Dunn

LRAFB Comabat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Francis 'Elwyn' Dunn

Col. Mike Minihan, 19th Airlift Wing commander, presents a coin Monday  to Senior Airman Francis “Elwyn” Dunn, a 19th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, for his selection as the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Dunn was awarded approximately $750,000 in furniture and classroom information technology equipment purchase, which furnished the first-of-its-kind Joint Education Center, partially funded by a $5 million gift from the citizens of Jacksonville.