On Base Community
Updated On: 12/4/2012 8:01:22 PM
Little Rock Air Force Base is in many respects a self-contained community centered on the mission of training C-130 aircrews and operating the aircraft on far-flung missions around the world. However, since no one can spend all of their time at work, there are many varied activities and facilities. read more...
Location: Bldg. 656 • Phone: (501) 987-6803
This facility offers a wide variety of programs and services to instruct and assist customers in performing selfmaintenance on their vehicles. Auto Hobby offers instruction in a group environment or one-on-one to patrons requiring assistance with repairs and maintenance. Instruction classes can include oil changing, tire rotation, tune-ups and various minor maintenance requirements. Additionally, an automotive reference library, ALLDATA, is available. Fee services by our ASE Certified technicians can include complete servicing, tire balancing, minor vehicle repairs such as brake changing, engine diagnostics and balancing and A/C service and repair. Major parts can be obtained through a special-order program and will often be available the same day.
After getting your vehicle repaired, you can detail and wash it for a small fee at the car wash. Hobby hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last Friday of every month, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays
Base Exchange and Shopping Mall
Location: Bldg. 787 • Phone: (501) 988-2337
The new Base Exchange Shopping Mall, which opened in February 2010 at 787 Sixth St., is next to the base commissary. The BX includes a Food Court with Anthony’s Pizza, Charley’s Steakery, Robin Hood, Starbucks and Taco Bell; Military Clothing Sales; Alterations; Barber Shop; Beauty Shop; Game Stop; Floral Shop; Laundry/Dry Cleaning; Sports Shop; and Home Décor Store.
BX hours are:
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 956 • Phone: (501) 987-3338
The bowling center offers customer services including family fun day, extreme bowling, leagues, a game arcade, bowling merchandise, a great snack bar, instructional programs and bowling shoe rental. The Air Force bowling program’s focus for the future is to offer expanded family recreation opportunities to meet the needs and desires of customers.
Strike Zone Bowling Center hours:
Winter Hours (Sept.-April):
Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, noon to midnight
Summer Hours (May-July):
Sunday through Wednesday, closed
Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, noon to midnight
Ten Pin Snack Bar
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Location: Bldg. 950 • Phone: (501) 987-6014
Located on Arnold Drive, Little Rock AFB’s chapel serves the spiritual needs of the base’s Airmen as well as their family members. Fully staffed, it offers four Protestant worship services on Sundays: 8 a.m. Liturgical Service • 11 a.m. Traditional Service 12:30 p.m. Gospel Service • 6 p.m. Praise Service Catholic Mass is held Saturdays at 5 p.m. • Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. In addition, daily Mass is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. For those who practice other faiths, contact information is available through the Chapel Support office next door to the chapel or via phone at the number above. In addition to scheduled church services, chaplains are available at any time and offer confidential counseling in areas such as spiritual direction, marriage and family and ethical guidance to those seeking assistance.
Child Development Center
Location: Bldg. 1990
Phone: (501) 987-6130
CDC Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CDC Annex (Infant and Toddler Center)
Location: Bldg. 1257
Phone: (501) 987-6070
CDC Annex Hours are:
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The center provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language and physical development of young children. Its goal is to support each child’s needs and abilities and challenge them to reach their individual potential. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and follows standards set by the Air Force Services Agency. Children of active-duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty and DoD contractors are eligible. Priority is given to families with either a single parent or a spouse who is employed full time or a full-time student. Fees are based on total family income as set by the Department of the Air Force. Let the CDC staff enhance the educational development of your child in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere.
Location: Bldg. 1988
Phone: (501) 987-3156
FCC Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Want a chance to meet new friends and run your own business? Licensed providers are needed in base housing. Training is free and includes CPR/first aid, nutrition, child abuse prevention, child development, diversity, record keeping and much more. A resource center is available to all licensed providers free of charge. Anyone providing child care on a regular basis or more than 10 hours a week in base housing must be licensed.
Dependents of active-duty members residing off base can be licensed. You must first be licensed with the State of Arkansas and complete the FCC certification training and process. As an affiliated licensed provider with the Little Rock AFB Family Child Care Program, you have access to a large resource center, child development training, USDA food program and much more.
Other available program services consist of expanded child care, including Extended Duty Child Care, Child Care for Volunteers, Returning Home Family Child Care, Home Community Care & Subsidy and Child Care for PCS. Please see below or call the FCC office for further information on each of these programs.
Extended Duty Childcare
The purpose of the Extended Duty Care Program is to assist families in obtaining high-quality child care from licensed or affiliated providers at or near the base when weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the 50 hours of care that families are already purchasing in child care programs on or off base. Families should establish a plan to meet all their child care needs, e.g., short-term TDYs, shift-work care where shift work is typical, etc. The EDC program should be considered the “back-up plan.” This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for this program, at least one parent must be a member of the U.S. military: active duty, reserve or guard member in activated status; dual employed (military married to civilian) or DoD civilian employee (single or dual employed) assigned to or working on the installation. Being provided care is a privilege, not a right, and the Family Child Care program will retain final approval authority on whether or not a child is accepted for care.
• First priority is given to parents whose children are currently enrolled in the Air Force Child Development, School-Age and/or FCC programs.
• Parents must complete all appropriate forms including Air Force Forms 1181, 357 (if applicable) and 1055 (if applicable).
Extended Duty Care Used for:
• On-base mission-related duty
• Extended duty days
• Temporary shift changes (not to exceed three days for each occurrence)
• Rapid mobilization
• Dual military or single parent deployment until alternate child care can be arranged or children are picked up by AF Form 357 designee (not to exceed three working days for each occurrence)
• No notice/short-notice TDY (not to exceed three working days per occurrence and a total of 12 days per calendar year)
• With less than one-week notice • If no other family member is available
• If verified with supervisor
• Provides temporary assistance until other arrangements can be found
• Spouse of deployed or TDY member who is experiencing a short-term child care emergency created in part by the duty-related absence of a spouse
• On federal holidays when AF child care programs (CDC, SAP, subsidized space in licensed/affiliated FCC home) are closed/unavailable and parents are required to work to meet mission requirements Requests to exceed time limits are sent to the major command in advance for approval. Confirmation of approval is sent from the major command to flight chief, FCC coordinator and Headquarters United States Air Force simultaneously.
Extended Duty Care Cannot be used:
• On a regular, recurring basis
• To meet parents’ regular child care requirements • To provide shift work care where shift work is a typical assignment
• For mandatory PT
• To provide hourly care for non-duty-related reasons
• For off-duty education and employment on a recurring basis
• For holidays, family days or CDC/SAP/FCC home closures, to attend/watch air shows, etc.
• For FCC providers who have medical appointments, child care emergencies that affect their ability to provide child care or need substitute care (except when approved by MAJCOM and if EDC provider has unused hours)
• Airman and Family Services staff who have medical appointments and other child care emergencies that affect their ability to provide child care (except when approved by MAJCOM and if EDC provider has unused hours)
• Airman and Family Services staff and FCC provider training (except when approved by MAJCOM and if EDC provider has unused hours)
The EDC program is administered through the Airman and Family Services Flight and is currently provided at no cost to families. For more information, to obtain a copy of the EDC parent statement (required for each EDC request) or to find out your qualifying status, contact the FCC coordinator at (501) 987-3156 or 7162.
Child Care for Volunteers
Recognizing the importance of volunteers to the base community, the AFAS provides funding for the Child Care for Volunteers program. Licensed or affiliated FCC homes will provide care for volunteers who are engaged in supporting programs that benefit the Air Force community. This program is not meant to pay for child care for volunteers in resale (Thrift Shop), fundraising or social activities.
For volunteer information or to see if you qualify for the free child care, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (501) 987-6801 or the FCC office at (501) 987-3156/7162.
Returning Home Family Childcare
The Returning Home Child Care program provides child care for children ages 12 and under. Up to 16 hours of care per child per occurrence during a sixmonth period is available to those active-duty members, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members returning to their home stations after deployments of a minimum of 30 calendar days, or to personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a six-month period) in support of contingency operations, and members for a two-week rest-and-relaxation leave. Care for the RHC Program is provided by an EDC FCC home. The 16 hours are to be used within six months of returning to their home station. For more information, call (501) 987-3156.
Childcare for PCS
The Child Care for PCS Program is intended to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. The Air Force Aid Society will pay for up to 20 hours of child care per child in licensed FCC homes, based on availability, on base or in Air Force affiliated homes off base. Air Force Families with PCS orders can obtain a Child Care for PCS certificate at the base relocation office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Families can receive a certificate at both the base from which they are departing and at their new base. Certificates are good only at the base at which they are issued; unused hours do not transfer from one base to another. Families may use the 20 hours of child care within 60 days before the family's departure from a base, and 60 days after arriving at the new base. This program is open to all ranks unless there is a shortage of child care providers at the base, in which case priority would be given to junior ranking personnel.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Location: Bldg 668 • Phone: (501) 987-8480
EFMP Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The EFMP Coordinator can assist you with information, referrals, respite care and financial and educational resources. This program is exclusively for those with family members with special needs.
Location: Bldg. 790
Phone: (501) 987-6990
Surveys over the years indicate commissary privileges are among the top three benefits to military personnel in all of the services, and the Little Rock AFB commissary strives to maintain this high regard. There is plenty of parking and often large tent sales in the parking lot.
Monday, closed Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early bird hours: Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 to 9 a.m
Deer Run Golf Course
Location: Bldg. 1075
Phone: (501) 987-6825
Deer Run is a regulation 18-hole course measuring 6,800 yards from the championship tees. The course also features a driving range, pitching and putting greens for practice and a full line Pro Shop, as well as golf lessons upon request. Deer Run Golf Course averages 31,000 rounds of golf a year. The course invites guests and VIPs on a regular basis and plays host to both military and civilian tournaments throughout the year.
Deer Run Golf Course Hours are: Summer Hours: March through October – Every Day: 7 a.m. to dusk Winter Hours: November through February – Every Day: 8 a.m. to dusk Pro Shop Hours: Summer: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Fitness & Sports Center
Location: Bldg. 827
Phone: (501) 987-7716
The overall objective of the fitness program is to maintain the highest possible morale and promote the physical fitness of Air Force personnel, dependents and civilians, with facilities and programs providing a healthy lifestyle change for you and members of your family. The Center challenges its patrons to take part in sports programs to the fullest extent possible. It offers a variety of different aerobic and fitness classes that might help you pass your next Air Force fitness test. A staff of personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. Massage therapy is also available.
Fitness & Sports Center hours are: Monday through Thursday: 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 656
(inside the Arts & Crafts building)
Phone: (501) 987-6504
Visit the on-base Frame Shop for all your framing needs. The Frame Shop offers a wide variety of quality molding, mats and glass, and no mat job is too difficult: The shop’s computerized mat-cutter and experienced staff make any job look easy and professional. Framing classes and a selfhelp framing area are available, and customers can use their equipment and purchase supplies here.
Frame Shop hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 1080
Phone: (501) 987-5555
Little Rock AFB’s all-ranks club offers a lounge and restaurant and provides a great place for getting together after work or for lunch during the duty day.
Hangar 1080 Hours: Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Open for special events/catering functions
Location: Bldg. 1453
Phone: (501) 987-6317
“To provide military honors for deserving veterans, retirees and active-duty members on behalf of the president, Department of the Air Force and a grateful nation in a dignified and professional manner reflecting the dedicated and faithful service rendered by our comrades who have left our side.”
The Honor Guard performs:
• Changes of Command
• Base Retreat Ceremonies
• Induction Ceremonies
• Special Events, Grand Openings
• Repatriation Ceremonies
Information, Tickets & Travel
Location: Bldg. 656 (inside the Arts & Crafts building)
Phone: (501) 987-5105
ITT offers a wide variety of leisure travel services and entertainment/amusement options. Discounted tickets to major theme parks such as Disney World, Six Flags and Universal Studios are available for purchase. There are local area tours, travel information and total travel assistance available for attractions such as the Memphis Zoo, Wild River Country, Magic Springs, Silver Dollar City and more.
IIT hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 656 (inside the Arts & Crafts building)
Phone: (501) 987-5796
The Rockin’ Graffix shop can take care of all of your engraving needs. They offer a large assortment of plates and plaques, acrylic and gift sets from pens to key rings, mugs, cups and quarterly awards. Rockin’ Graffix has a wide variety of squadron logos, patches and other military graphics. In addition, they offer banners, posters, photographs and other graphics services. Design work is available from the experienced staff. Personalized gifts are made easy at Rockin’ Graffix.
Rockin’ Graffix hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 976
Phone: (501) 987-6979
The Base Library’s collection consists of 30 Internetconnected computers, Wi-Fi access for personal laptops, 20,000 books (25 percent are children’s books), more than 4,000 DVDs (movies, fitness, documentary/nonfiction selections), 1,250 music CDs, 1,000 audio books on CD, MP3 or Playaway, CD-ROM, Xbox & Wii games, and more than 150 periodical and/or newspaper subscriptions. The library offers access to the most current selections with new selections arriving monthly! The children’s library has easy books, juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, as well as DVDs, audio books and four children’s computers with CD-ROM applications.
Library hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 1090
Appointment line: (501) 987-8811
Nurse call line during duty hours: (501) 987-8811
Nurse call line after hours: (501) 987-8811
The 19th Medical Group is not a full-service hospital; however, it is staffed with professionals who are able to cover virtually all routine medical situations for active-duty members, their families and military retirees living in the area. For those whose conditions are beyond the capabilities of the base facility, the Air Force works closely with local hospitals just outside the gate in the surrounding communities.
There is no emergency room on Little Rock Air Force Base. If you require ambulance service for a medical emergency, you will be taken to the North Metro or closest available emergency room.
The Little Rock AFB clinic is staffed with medical personnel holding a variety of specialties. The following list provides services offered at or run by the clinic:
Note: Appointments are made through the appointment line at (501) 987-8811. For other needs, you may contact specific clinics at the below numbers.
Immunization Clinic: ...............................(501) 987-7312
Bioenvironmental Engineering:.............(501) 987-7398
Dental Clinic:............................................(501) 987-7304
Diabetes Clinic: .......................................(501) 987-7302
Diagnostic Imaging:................................(501) 987-7467
Family Advocacy Programs: .................(501) 987-7377
Family Health Clinic: ..............................(501) 987-3080
Flight Medicine Clinic:............................(501) 987-7319
Healthcare Services/TRICARE: .............(800) 444-5445
Gynecology/Specialty Clinic:.................(501) 987-7366
Health and Wellness Center:.................(501) 987-7288
Laboratory Services:...............................(501) 987-7281
Life Skills Support Center:.....................(501) 987-7338
Optometry Clinic: ....................................(501) 987-8702
Pediatric Clinic: .......................................(501) 987-7245
Pharmacy: ...............................................(501) 987-7446
Refill call-in:..............................................(501) 987-7457
Physical Therapy:....................................(501) 987-7466
Physiological Training: ...........................(501) 987-7389
(Altitude Chamber, Bldg. 1240)
Assessment Program:............................(501) 987-2932
Public Health Clinic: ...............................(501) 987-7209
TRICARE Ops/Patient Admin Flight: ....(501) 987-1285
Veterinary Clinic: .....................................(501) 987-2714
Special Needs Coordinator
19th Medical Group
Location: 1090 Arnold Drive, Room C105
Phone: (501) 987-1256 • Fax: (501) 987-7242
Family Member Relocation Coordinator
19th Medical Group
1090 Arnold Drive, Room C104
Phone: (501) 987-2061 • Fax: (501) 987-7242
Special Needs Support Group
189th Airlift Wing, Location: Building 101
Time: Meets the second Thursday of each month
NAF Human Resource Office
NAF Human Resource Office
Location: Bldg. 1255
Phone: (501) 987-6440 • Fax: (501) 987-8198
The Non-Appropriated Funds Human Resource Office provides personnel opportunities and services for the 19th Force Support Squadron facilities. These facilities include the golf course, lodging, Hangar 1080, the Bowling Center, Outdoor Recreation, the Arts & Crafts Center, the Child Development Centers, the Youth Center, Thomas Community Center, the Veterinary Clinic and a few positions at the swimming pool. They assist approximately 250-300 NAF employees. Summer positions are announced at the beginning of March, and the positions are filled by Memorial Day weekend. NAF jobs must be applied for at NAFjobs.org.
Eligibilities and Restrictions
Any individual who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident may apply for employment. You must provide original forms such as a Social Security card, birth certificate, picture ID, permanent resident alien card and authorization to work. Applicants must be 18 years old to operate machinery or to work with children, 21 years old to serve alcoholic beverages or 16 years old for other jobs.
Applicants can complete an application Form OF612 and OF306 for each position that they are interested in either by coming into the office or logging onto www.19fss.com/Employment.htm. Applicants selected for positions will be subject to a background check. Positions dealing with children are subject to a state criminal history repository check as well as installation records checks and a national agency check. Qualified military spouses and veterans will receive preference for NAF positions upon verification of eligibility. All federal NAF employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.
Updating Your Application
Applications are accepted at all times for all positions and are held for 90 days from the date they are received. If you would like to update your application, call the NAF personnel office before the expiration date, which is 90 days from the date that it is submitted, and we will update it for you for a second 90 days.
Current NAF employees must submit an AF Form 2550 for promotions or position changes. A résumé or separate sheet may be attached to the AF Form 2550 outlining additional experience or training.
Military Spouse Preference Applicants
An application packet, military spouse preference letter and a copy of the spouse’s permanent change of station orders (applicant’s name must be on orders) should be submitted to be considered for military spouse preference. Eligibility for spouse preference is lost upon accepting or declining any regular position with NAF, civil service or AAFES on Little Rock AFB.
Veteran Preference Applicants
A copy of the veteran’s DD-214 (member copy 4) must be submitted with the application packet to be considered for veteran’s preference.
Equal Employment Opportunity
All applications will receive consideration and selection will be made based on merit without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical/mental handicap or any other nonmerit factor.
NAF Human Resource Office hours are: Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (501) 987-7783
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Bldg. 656 (inside the Arts & Crafts building)
Phone: (501) 987-3365
The outdoor adventure program offers many fun and exciting trips. Trips include but are not limited to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, dinner cruises, pontoon boat rides, rock climbing and mountain biking for the outdoor enthusiast. They offer equipment rental, an RV storage lot, a resale lot, stables, FAM Camp, swimming pool and a nature trail. The Outdoor Adventure Programs offer a variety of activities including mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, campouts and the famous dinner cruises.
Recreation Checkout offers outdoor and recreation equipment for checkout, including everything from lawn and garden equipment to pontoon boats. Available at the base lake is the family camping facility, offering RV spaces to traveling members of the Armed Forces. The base pools are also managed by ODR during the season they’re opened. This program starts in April.
Hours: Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Bldg. 586
Phone: (501) 987-3366
Directions: Follow U.S. 67 north from Little Rock to Jacksonville. Exit at the Little Rock AFB exit (Exit 11) and follow signs through gate. Go straight ahead on Vandenberg Drive to Arnold Drive (first junction), turn left and follow Arnold Drive about 1.5 miles to Second Street. A “Family Camp” sign will be on your right. Turn right on Second Street, then turn left at the first road into FAM Camp. Check-in is at Building 640, but you can find an empty space and can call to tell them you’re there and leave your money in an envelope at the bulletin board at the camp. Look for tags on posts at each site to determine unoccupied spaces.
• RV pads (Daily Price $12): 10 spaces; W/E/S
• Tent sites (Daily Price $10): 6 spaces, W/E
• RV and tent sites can be rented by military members
for a monthly fee of $300 if on military TDY orders.
Hercules Dining Facility
Location: Bldg. 834
Phone: (501) 987-6268
Fax: (501) 987-6386
The mission of the Hercules Dining Facility staff is to provide high quality, nutritious meals that enhance physical fitness, well-being and quality of life for Little Rock AFB personnel, with a primary focus on dormitory residents. Retirees, family members, civil service, onbase contractors and federal civilian police are welcome for all meals; however, active-duty members have priority.
Flight Meal Orders
Phone: (501) 987-3630 or (501) 987-6483
Fax: (501) 987-7598
Call two hours before takeoff time to place your order. This will ensure that we are able to prepare specific meals requested.
Ground Support Meal Orders,
Phone: (501) 987-3630 or (501) 987-6483.
Flight meal orders take precedence over ground support meal orders. Keep this in mind when flight personnel relay pickup time for meals. In most cases, maximum wait time is two hours.
Hercules Dining Facility hours: Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Bldg. 1024
Phone: (501) 988-1141
Fax: (501) 987-6200
The Razorback Inn staff’s main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and clean living environment for activeduty military members and their families and to retired military personnel who may be traveling through Arkansas or are being assigned to Little Rock AFB.
Hours: Monday through Sunday: 24 hours
Room Rates: *Prices accurate at time of publication.
• Visiting Quarters (VQ): $39
• Enlisted Distinguished Visitors (EDV): $42.50
• Officer Distinguished Visitors (ODV): $48.25
• Officers General Quarters (06 and above) (OGN): $53.25
• Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF): $41.50
Normal check-in time is 2 p.m. Checkout time is 11 a.m. Late checkout will be charged as an additional night’s stay. Students need to review class schedules to ensure they will be out of class prior to checkout time, or check out before going to class. If a guest who has paid by check or cash checks out early and is due a refund, it will be paid by cash (if funds are available), or a mailing address will be obtained to mail a refund check to the guest. Full refunds will be given immediately at checkout for credit card payments by processing a “credit” to the credit card. Guests must submit a valid credit card number to hold a room past 6 p.m. Space-available reservations (nonofficial duty status) can be made up to 72 hours in advance of arrival.
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard for payment. These payments are for the exact amount due for lodging services only. For check-cashing services, please contact the Base Exchange or base clubs. Space-available guests must pay in advance regardless of payment method. Priority One guests, with valid credit card on file, must make payments on the room every 15 days. A guest paying by check/cash must pay in advance for the first 30 days if the stay exceeds 30 days, or for the entire stay if less than 30 days.
Room and Facility Information
Assorted sundries are available at the front desk. Guests must be of legal age (21 years old) to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Our Visiting General (OGN) suites are stocked daily with assorted snacks, beverages and liquor. There are price listings in all suites.
Temporary Lodging Facilities rooms are available for personnel PCS-ing in an accompanied status. These facilities feature one- or two-bedroom suites complete with washer and dryer and cooking facilities. The couch and chair pull out for additional sleeping arrangements. A crib and high chair are also available in the TLFs. Two of these rooms are also able to accommodate people with disabilities.
Laundry rooms are located on the first floor of each building and authorized guests may use the laundry rooms without cost. There are vending machines for detergents. Ice machines are located in each of the laundry rooms.
Wake-up service is available 24 hours a day. Every room is equipped with clock radio, microwave, television, phone, refrigerator and ironing board and irons. There is a directory in each room with base and local area information along with phone numbers and lodging policies.
Bike lockers are available for rent. Bikes are not allowed in the rooms at any time.
Lost-and-found items are held for 30 days and then disposed of according to applicable directives. If you lose items during your stay, please contact housekeeping at extension 1332 or the front desk at “0.”
Boats, trailers and oversized vehicles are not to be parked in lodging lots overnight. Contact Outdoor Recreation at extension (501) 987-6766 for storage of vehicles.
All lodging facilities are non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the room, a $150 cleaning fee will be assessed.
Pets are only allowed in the seven available TLF “pet rooms.” If a pet is found in a room other than a pet room, a cleaning fee of up to $150 will apply.
Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Fax service is available at the front desk; charges are 25 cents per sheet, in addition to any telephone charges.
There are two TLF rooms that are handicap-accessible, available to request at the time of reservation. Guests with handicaps may also be offered unmodified standard ground-floor rooms.
Thomas Community Activities Center
Location: Bldg. 868
Phone: (501) 987-7588/6720
This center offers a self-supervised game room for adults and youth, with pool tables, Ping-Pong, air hockey, foosball and a big-screen TV. The party room has an indoor play structure for children ages 12 and under. Children’s birthday parties can be booked in the party room at a reasonable price. A large ballroom is available for parties, receptions, retirements and holiday functions. Additionally, the center offers classes in violin, piano, voice, dance and martial arts, among others. Instructors are needed to teach classes in foreign languages, various dance forms and instruments. The Thomas Community Activity Center is staffed for events/reservations only.
Location: Bldg. 648
Phone: (501) 987-7249
The Veterinary Treatment Facility runs clinics by appointment only. Fees are charged for all vaccinations and medications at reduced rates compared with the civilian community. Services provided to privately owned animals are vaccinations, parasite control (including heartworm) and treatment for zoonotic diseases (those considered communicable to people).
Active-duty and retired military personnel may make use of the veterinary clinic. All individuals who live on base and have pets must register their pets at the veterinary clinic.
Location: Bldg. 1992
Phone: (501) 987-6355
The Youth Center is looking for kids ages 9 to 18 who want to make new friends, discover new interests, develop into productive citizens and have fun! Membership is only $25 a year. Youth Programs members are rewarded with discounted participation fees for instructional classes, field trips and special events. The Youth Center has a wide variety of activities planned for every day that will fulfill the needs of anyone who walks through the doors. We focus on five main categories when planning the programs: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, informal youth sports and fitness and recreation.
School Year Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Building 1995
Phone: (501) 987-1510
The Teen Center offers a wide variety of social activities for youth in grades 7-12. We offer a music room/lounge with iPod docks, computer lab with Internet access, reading materials and video game consoles (Xbox 360 and Wii) with a wide variety of all the most current video games. Our entertainment center provides youths the opportunity to view the latest movies on a big screen television or listen to their favorite music on a high quality sound system. The center features a game room area with pool tables, foosball, pinball machines and a Ping-Pong table.
Teen Center hours are:
Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 2 to 11 p.m.
Location: Bldg. 1992
Phone: (501) 987-6355
The Youth Sports Program offers a wide array of organized and informal sports activities to help children develop desired physical skills, to mature emotionally and socially and learn the importance of teamwork. Team sports offered during the year are soccer, basketball and t-ball/baseball. Youth Sports also provides a program called Smart Start, which teaches sports to children 3 to 5 years of age. Start Smart is a parent participation program that offers sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball and golf. Call the Youth Center for details. The Youth Sports Program is community oriented and developed to provide an opportunity for youth, regardless of ability to play, to learn and enjoy each sport. Adults participate in this perspective in order to achieve our mutual objective: kids learning to play sports and enjoying the experience.
Location: Bldg. 1992
Phone: (501) 987-6355 for information or to register
The School-Age Program offers top-quality childcare for children in grades K-6. The program consists of beforeschool care, after-school care and a full-time vacation program as well. The program is accredited by the National After-School Association and certified annually by the Department of Defense. The staff has an extensive training process that gives them the knowledge and skills to provide children the highest quality out-of-school experience. This program supports your children’s development, allows them to explore and build on their interests, promotes freedom of choice and helps them to grow into independent and productive citizens. We are dedicated to providing a child the very best out-of-school experience possible.
Youth Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ongoing Special Youth Center Programs
Start Smart for 3-5 year olds, Fit Factor, Batting Cages, Skateboard Park, Read by Mail, Keystone Club, 4-H activities (for youth ages 9-18), Club Zoom, Torch Club and Keystone Club are available at the Youth or Teen Center.
Start Smart is a program that involves parents and children ages 3-5 years old, side by side, in a learning environment for various sports. The program emphasizes fun, fundamentals and keeping competition in a healthy perspective.
Phone: (501) 987-6355
Fit Factor Hours: 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
The purpose of this program is to promote youth fitness and health, inspire youth to enjoy physical activity and to stay involved in life-long activities. If you would like your child to develop a more active and healthy lifestyle, bring him or her to the Youth Center for this new and exciting fitness program. Children will receive prizes for each level of fitness they achieve in this program.
One Page at a Time
Phone: (501) 987-6355 to register
A free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book list from thousands of recommended book titles and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
Youth Programs Clubs
Phone: (501) 987-6355 for more information and next meeting time
Interested in joining a 4-H club? Learn about cooking and the arts. We are a program that offers 4-H club activities for ages 9-18.
Phone: (501) 987-6355 for more information
Hours: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
This is offered to members ages 11-13. The Torch Club, a Boys & Girls Club program, brings young people together to participate in activities geared toward recreation and community service. The club is free with a Youth Center membership ($20 year). Passport to Manhood is a new program geared toward young men ages 11-14 to promote positive values and responsible behavior. You must be a YC member to participate.
Keystone Club This club is designed for teens ages 14-18 to develop character and leadership skills through community involvement, electing club officials, attending regional and national conferences, holding fundraisers, and planning and implementing events for the local community. Come and be a part of the nation’s first Gold Level Keystone Club.
Phone: (501) 987-8941
If you have children, schools will be a big concern for your family. All parents research schools and desire to find the best fit for their children. Every state has different requirements for schools and LRAFB has a School Liaison Officer available to individually assist you with any school questions.
School districts where military students attend are Pulaski County, North Little Rock, Cabot, Vilonia, Beebe and Little Rock. Specialty magnet and charter schools are available to attend at no cost. Private and parochial schools are also located near the base area. There is an on-base Flightline Academy Charter School for grades 5-8 and other charter schools in the area. Maps with specific streets are on the district websites and it is very important before renting or purchasing a home that parents call the school district office with the exact address and verify the school assignment.
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Bldg. 668 • (501) 987-6801
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A&FRC is your home away from home! We are here for you and your family to assist you with most of your needs during your transition. We do it all: Just ask us — and if we don’t, we know where to send you. We at the A&FRC are here to serve the whole family. The A&FRC mission is to offer services that provide information, improve skills and offer short-term support and assistance that will help military and DoD civilian members and their families deal with the competing demands of the military mission and their family responsibilities.
Information and Referral
An A&FRC consultant can assist you with coordination of local activities and provide a data bank of referable agencies.
Family Life Center
There is a strong correlation between a military member's ability to accomplish the mission successfully and the quality of his or her family experience. Because of this, A&FRC offers activities to promote a healthy family life. We also have informational books and printed material on a variety of topics regarding family life issues.
The Transition Assistance Program
The Transition Assistance Program includes an extensive array of services and benefits designed to equip service members with the basic job-hunting skills, tools and self confidence necessary to secure successful employment in the civilian sector. The program consists of two major components: the mandatory pre-separation benefits brief and the three-day TAP workshop.
This is congressionally mandated for all separating or retiring military members. All members separating with more than 180 days of continuous active-duty service must receive a DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling, before participation in any other transition activities. Pre-separation classes cover employment; relocation; education and training assistance; health and life insurance; finances; reserve/guard affiliation; veterans’ benefits; effects of career change; and assistance in developing an individual transition plan to meet your education, training, and/or employment objectives. Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend.
Employment Focus supports family members seeking employment. Classes and information available include employment focus, resume writing classes and career information concerning federal employment. A&FRC consultants offer the AF military member and family members the advantage of numerous job-hunting skills such as interviewing, resume writing and points of contact. For more information please contact the A&FRC at (501) 987-6801.
The Discovery Center is the A&FRC’s one-stop shop to assist military ID card holders and their families with the latest techniques on computers, resume/cover letter writing and reviews, job searches and more. The Discovery Center also provides educational information and check-out material for a variety of needs.
Mandatory pre-deployment briefings are offered every Wednesday for any active-duty member who will be deployed or TDY 30 days or longer. Attendance is mandatory for active-duty service members. Spouses and family members are welcome to attend. Pre-deployment is held at 9 a.m. Contact the A&FRC at (501) 987-6801.
Air Force members must maintain a continuous state of readiness. Being prepared to carry out the mission is everyone’s responsibility. It takes time and great effort to ensure that an Airman is prepared to carry out his or her military commitment and family obligations as well. At the A&FRC, we try to offset some of the stressors that may occur during separation due to a deployment or remote assignment. Regardless of a member’s status, the information and programs offered through our services can better prepare you for those situations.
Deployment/remote assignments can be especially difficult for family members left behind. The A&FRC offers a variety of support programs and resources to help offset some of the stressors that families may encounter during separation. Morale calls, free oil change and child care vouchers, video phone links, emergency relief assistance and a resource room are just a few of the services available. Contact A&FRC for details.
Post Deployment Support
Although separation is often stressful and emotionally challenging, reintegration and reunion can be just as challenging. The A&FRC offers information and referral services to aid members and their families deal with the strains and stresses of reintegration and reunion … transitioning back to as joyful and stress-free lifestyle as possible.
Personal Financial Readiness
The Personal Financial Readiness consultant affords Air Force family members the opportunity to take advantage of financial management consultation if the need arises. The consultant also offers a variety of workshops that enhance the member’s knowledge of budgeting, investments and other programs to build toward a strong financial foundation.
Mandated Personal Financial Readiness Brief
A four-hour briefing for members arriving at their first duty station (all E-3 and below and first-term duty station officers). This briefing covers financial planning and readiness.
Air Force Aid Society
The Air Force Aid Society is an internal financial support program funded by AF members for AF members. It assists members with emergency loans for travel home in the event of a family death, emergency car care, calling cards distributed by A&FRC and Bundles for Baby (blankets, sheets, diapers, first-year book). The AFAS can offer assistance as a loan or grant, if the matter so warrants, per the discretion of the AFAS Headquarters. AFAS also sponsors community enhancement programs such as car care certificates and free childcare.
Military and Family Life Consultants
MFLC is a Department of Defense initiative to support military members and families. It includes solution focused consultation, and members and families may have up to 12 visits. MFLCs are licensed clinical counselors assigned to Little Rock AFB to work with families, individuals, couples and children to provide nonmedical problem-identification counseling services. Nonmedical counseling services include anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, relationship issues, homesickness, deployment stress and decision making skills.
Military One Source
This DoD-funded service provides personal support, private consultations, referrals to military and community resources and free booklets and audio recordings. No questions are too small and no issue is too big, and they are available 24/7. Base installation information and “Plan My Move” are excellent tools for our mobile Air Force. For more information on base activities and events, log on to www.rockinattherock.com.
Retiree Activities Office
Phone: (501) 987-6095, (501) 987-5254, (877) 815-3111
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 pm.
The purpose of the Retiree Activities Office at Little Rock AFB is to assist retirees of all services with whatever their needs might be. It applies to retirees, their family members and their surviving spouses. The Retiree Activities Office can assist active-duty personnel and veterans in applying for VA disability and assist retirees with pay, TRICARE or just about any other issues that might arise. The Retiree Activities Office also has volunteers working at the base clinic and the pharmacy call-in. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office.
The Retiree Activities Office can issue a shopping card to an individual who is going to shop at the base exchange, commissary or pharmacy so that he or she can shop for a retiree who is handicapped, validated by a letter from their doctor. This card will allow the shopper to shop with the card and member’s ID card. In the past, the member would have to go to the base exchange and commissary to get a letter. This office also furnishes retirement flags to the retiring member at no cost to the retiree.
Other services by the RAO:
Monthly Retiree Breakfast
Annual Retiree Luncheon (by reservation only)
Annual Retiree Appreciation Day
For other Veterans Affairs issues, please contact Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs at (501) 370-3820.
Base Phone Numbers:
All Base phone numbers are subject to change. For more information, call directory assistance (501) 987-1110.