Updated On: 10/8/2012 3:47:45 PM
Welcome to Team Little Rock, the Home of C-130 Combat Airlift. Your assignment to Little Rock Air Force Base will likely be one of the highlights of your Air Force career. Extensive planning will make your transition to this assignment as smooth as possible and it all begins the moment you drive through the front gate. read more...
Getting to Little Rock, AFB
Little Rock, Ark., about 15 miles south of the main gate of Little Rock Air Force Base, is a few hundred miles southeast of the geographic center of the contiguous 48 states. In driving terms, it’s 140 miles west of Memphis, Tenn., on I-40; 655 miles south of Chicago, Ill., via I-55 and I-40; 315 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas, on I-30; 441 miles north of New Orleans, La., via I-55 and I-40; and 332 miles east of Oklahoma City, Okla., on I-40.
From Little Rock, proceed north on U.S. 67/167, a combined limited-access, multilane highway. The exits for this route are well marked on both I-30 and I-40 near where the two highways intersect a few miles north of the city. Be alert on 67/167 to some of the on- and off-ramps, which are a little tricky. From U.S. 67/167, take Exit 11 for Little Rock AFB. At the end of the off-ramp, turn left at the stoplight and drive under the freeway toward the base on the west side of the highway. Frequent and easily spotted greenand- white road signs point the way to the base.
At the main gate, stop by the visitor’s center and register your ID and family member IDs with DBIDS. A photo ID is required for all adults in your vehicle. Traveling with a copy of each child’s birth certificate is always a good idea in case of questions from security.
Other Means of Transportation
Several major airlines offer daily service to Little Rock National Airport from anywhere in the country and a handful of foreign cities. AMTRAK is also available, as is commercial bus service. If you arrive via one of these, advise your sponsor of your time of arrival and keep them informed of any delays. Your sponsor will probably pick you up or arrange transportation to the base.
Razorback Inn, Bldg. 1024
The best place to stay on your first night is the on-base guesthouse, the Razorback Inn, DSN 731-6652 or (501) 987-6652. Once through the main gate, take the first left on Arnold Drive, drive a short distance and turn left at the stoplight. The inn is on your left but because the parking lot is laid out with one-way streets, you'll drive past the inn, turn left and circle back to the left toward the front door.
Pets are only allowed in available TLF “pet-friendly rooms.” If there are none available, expect either to be directed off base or to board your pet(s) until you can arrange for permanent housing. The Razorback Inn staff will assist with these and any other concerns, and provide a statement of nonavailability, should space be unavailable, to spend the night in temporary lodging off base.
Once you’ve arranged for billeting, notify your sponsor and, if during duty hours, call the orderly room of your receiving unit. You will probably be invited to sign in, a formality that places you back in a duty status from a leave or travel status. If you arrive after duty hours, call the orderly room first thing in the morning of the next duty day, though signing in upon arrival is always better.
Calls to your sponsor and your new unit will help determine your immediate schedule at Little Rock AFB. Generally, you will be given several days to arrange for permanent housing, whether on base or in the local area. A later chapter details on-base housing options and opportunities for off-base housing.
A mandatory event during your first days at Little Rock AFB is the one-stop in-processing at the Newcomers Joint Introduction from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday.
To register, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (501) 987-6801 or stop by the center’s office in Bldg. 688.
Base leaders and community representatives will welcome you to your new assignment as well as highlight local attractions. If you’re married, bring your spouse to learn about the many family programs and opportunities. The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free PCS childcare for all ranks. Visit or call DSN 731-6801 or (501) 987-6801 to make arrangements. You’ll also turn in your personnel records and file your travel voucher as part of the one-stop in-processing.
Because decals are no longer required for entering Little Rock AFB, personnel do not need to register personal vehicles on base. The mandatory ID check made the decals redundant.
Personnel living in the dorms or billeted in the Razorback Inn must turn in firearms to the 19th Security Forces Squadron in Bldg. 480. Service members can then sign out these arms from a secure locked arms room whenever he or she wishes to use the firearm. When transporting firearms on base, all weapons must be unloaded and stored in the vehicle separately from ammunition.
Personnel living in family housing or off base are not required to register their personal firearms on Little Rock AFB.
Consolidated Support Facility
Location: Bldg. 1255
Offices in this building handle personnel, finance and household goods shipments. You can also pick up ID cards (you will need a letter from your first sergeant to replace a lost card), arrange to have your household goods delivered — or shipped — and check personnel records. Sign in and ask for directions at the information desk just inside the front door.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday
The 911 emergency system is used at Little Rock AFB and in the surrounding area just as it is within the rest of the United States and Canada. Dialing 911 from an onbase or off-base phone connects to an operator who can immediately arrange for police, fire or medical service to respond appropriately to an emergency.
Dialing a call from office to office on base or making a call to base housing requires dialing seven digits. To call off base froman official phone, first dial 99, then the seven-digit number for numbers within the 501 area code. Calls to other area codes require a PIN and can be obtained from your unit telephone control officer. From base housing, dial the seven-digit number for calls within the 501 area code, or 1, area code and number for calls outside the 501 area code.
DSN service is available from official phones on base. To call, first dial 94, then the seven-digit number.