About Little Rock AFB, AR
Located approximately 17 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas, the Little Rock Airforce Base is the primary C-130 Hercules training center for every branch of the US military. This base was authorized by the government in 1953, and opened January 24th, 1955.
The Air Force's 19th Airlift Wing, which provides the DoD with the largest C-130 Hercules transport fleet known globally, is the host unit at Little Rock AFB. They airdrop troops and supplies into the heart of operations taking place in hostile territory, as well as providing airlift humanitarian aid to victims of acute disasters.
As the fourth-largest employer in Arkansas, the hiring atmosphere on Little Rock AFB is high. A report in 2014 declared unemployment percentages in the area down to 4.9%, lower than the national average. According to this same report, this base is estimated to have an economic impact of more than $813 million per year.