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18th Air Force command chief visits LRAFB

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks to 19th Security Forces Squadron Defenders on the importance of their role at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 29, 2021. Bickley was a Defender for the first 17 years of his career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, fist-bumps Master Sgt. Joshua Motzer, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron specialist flight chief, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. During this portion of Bickley's visit, he spoke to Airmen about their outstanding performance in advancing Agile Combat Employment and lead wing experimentation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

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Capt. Christian Maude, 41st Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, briefs Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, on the Block 8.1 upgrade for the C-130J Super Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. The Block 8.1 upgrade boosts navigation and inter-communication systems, updates friend-or-foe identification and standardizes aviation systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

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Staff Sgt. Dustin Cournover, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron, briefs Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, on the C-130J Super Hercules Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. The ABFDS is used to deliver fuel to austere locations where it may not otherwise be accessible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks with loadmasters from the 62d Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. During this portion of his visit, Bickley experienced firsthand some of the training first-term students go through to become qualified on the C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariam K. Springs)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks with Staff Sgt. Alexander Moore, Base Honor Guard noncommissioned officer-in-charge, during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. During this portion of Bickley's visit, he toured the honor guard facility and spoke with Airmen attending Airman Leadership School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks with Airmen attending Airman Leadership School during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. Bickley spoke with the Airmen about his career and how to be an effective leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, is greeted by Maj. Rachel Weiler, 19th Maintenance Squadron commander, during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. Bickley toured the 19th MXS’s main hangar and spoke with Airmen in various maintenance career fields within the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

A group of people examine a C-130J tire

Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, examines the tires of a C-130J Super Hercules during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. Bickley toured the 19th Maintenance Squadron’s main hangar and spoke with Airmen in various maintenance career fields within the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, takes part in a virtual reality aircraft maintenance training during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. In total, the installation boasts 10 VR training stations that afford maintenance Airmen the ability to become more proficient on mission-essential tasks; all within a controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks with Marcus Meeks, Herk Werks innovation officer, during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 30, 2021. Herk Werks is the installation’s new innovation lab, which was designed to create a space and opportunity for Airmen to come together and collaborate with one another while exploring new technologies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jayden Ford)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, speaks with members of the 19th Medical Group during his visit to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 1, 2021. Bickley was briefed on how the medical group overcame challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariam K. Springs)

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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, receives a briefing from Joshua Barry, True North lead social worker, at the Walters Community Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Oct. 1, 2021. Barry briefed Bickley on how LRAFB's True North program enables members from the community center to embed with units across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Irvin)