Arkansas Military Bases
Military Bases in Arkansas
Arkansas hosts three military installations. Fort Chaffee is a training base for the Army Reserve and National Guard. Pine Bluff Arsenal is unique in that it stores chemical weapons. Little Rock is home to the 19th Airlift Wing. Unemployment is 7.1% and most of the employment is near Little Rock.
Little Rock Air Force Base is located in central Arkansas. The installation opened to air traffic in 1955 on a limited basis but the base was not fully functional until January 1957. The Air Education Training Command is part of the installation. Little Rock AFB is home to the 19th Airlift Wing as well as an Air National Guard Wing. The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock, is a short drive away from the post.
PCS Guide to Arkansas
Pine Buff Arsenal, Fort Chaffee, and Little Rock Air Force Base are the three military installations which are located in the state of Arkansas. The capital of Arkansas is Little Rock, the state income taxes range between 1 to 7 percent depending on how much income you make, and the sales taxes are 6 percent.
Water, Water Everywhere
There are over 9,740 miles of creeks, streams and rivers in Arkansas. Of course all of this water is what makes it such a good place for producing agricultural products such as soybeans, cotton, rice, chickens, eggs, cows and milk.
Famous Sons of Arkansas
The state of Arkansas is the birth state of several famous people such as astronaut Scott Edward Parazynski, General Douglas MacArthur, as well as country music legends Johnny Cash and Glenn Campbell. However, it is best known for Bill Clinton, who was born in Hope Arkansas in 1946, which became the Governor of Arkansas in 1978, and was then elected the forty-second President of the United States of America in 1993.
Visit the Park
The Hot Springs National Park located in Arkansas got its name from the city which it is located next to and it is known for its many pools of hot water which have medicinal properties, even though it is the smallest National Park in the United States encompassing only 5,500 acres.
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