Little Rock Air Force Base, AR

By Staff Writer

THE 19th AIRLIFT WING (19 AW) RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICE, Little Rock Air Force Base, AR, has earned the 2022 Air Mobility Command (AMC) Risk Management Achievement Award, not only for its thriving Risk Management (RM) programs but also the many other ways they go above and beyond to ensure safety.

The team coached multiple points of contact through 32 assessments and weapons licenses, and set safety standards for 221 critical tasks with a .01-percent mishap rate for 20,000 personnel. They delivered 49 RM briefs, trained 93 supervisors, 54 safety representatives, and 306 facility managers, which instilled risk planning skills in 28 squadrons. The team also led Stuttgart, North Little Rock, and Benton Mid-Air Collision Avoidance visits and reinforced RM skills in seven agencies and 220 local aviators with zero Hazardous Air Traffic Reports or near mid-air collisions in fiscal year 2022.

The RM office teamed with the violence prevention integrator to educate Airmen on gun violence and suicide awareness and distributed 200 gun safety locks. They were embedded as members of the Security Forces Resiliency Day, coordinated three safety offices, delivered the mission brief, and supplied 67 defenders with RM and welfare resources.

The team is responsible for 12 published RM articles. These articles joined flight, weapons, and occupational perspectives and distributed analysis and trends to heighten safety for 28 squadrons and 6,000 personnel.

Also, RM personnel ensured tireless oversight for five major accident response and readiness exercises, and safely executed 54 tasks for 593 personnel. They prioritized RM culture by advancing eight Headquarters Air Force safety focus items, and processed seven Well Done Awards, which enabled AMC Safety recognition for 28 members. They also aided in the AMC in-flight harness investigation, which identified a fatal root cause, developed a technical order change, and affected procedures for 428 C-130J aircraft and crews.