Iraqis Trained at Little Rock Air Force Base

March 4, 2006 - Posted at 1:00 p.m. CST

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ When the U.S. government gave three

C-130 cargo planes to the new Iraqi air force, Iraqi airmen were

taught how to use the planes at the Little Rock Air Force Base in

Jacksonville. In January of last year, the first group of pilots,

navigators, flight engineers and loading specialists came to

Arkansas. They received classroom training, flight-simulator

training, and one flight in a C-130 before returning to Iraq. They

also have been trained in Jordan. More than 28 people from the

Arkansas base trained the Iraqi airmen. And more than 55 Iraqis

came to Arkansas for training in loading and flying the C-130s.

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