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2024 Arkansas Wing Encampment

Arkansas Encampment Information

Operation Diamond Forge - Summer 2024

The Arkansas Wing Summer Encampment, Operation DIAMOND FORGE (ODF), is scheduled for June 26th - July 5th at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We will be touring the Little Rock Air Force Base and Camp Robinson during the encampment week, and we have some exciting tours and activities at both military installations. 

Location: Camp Robinson (North Little Rock), Arkansas

Dates: June 26th - July 5th, 2024

  • June 26: Command Staff (Cadet, Senior, and Critical) will need to report Wednesday, 26 June for ADVON and Setup   

  • June 27: All staff will report on Thursday, 27 June, for Required Staff Training (RST) 

  • June 28: Students will report on Friday, 28 June for Reception 

  • July 5: Encampment Graduation will be Friday, 30 June 2023 


Student: $275
Cadet Staff: $150
Seniors: No Fee

Cadet Encampment Assistance Program Link

Registration: (Due at 10:00 pm on deadline date) 

Please Note: The Encampment Reporting Location and Reporting Times for Cadre and Students will be posted once available. 


  • Encampment Commander: Maj Garrick St. Pierre, AR Wing 

  • Encampment Deputy Commander of Support: Maj. Janice Podgurski, AR Wing 

  • Encampment Commandant of Cadets: Capt. Robert Melgosa, AR Wing 

  • Cadet Commander: C/Maj. Svetlana Ehlers, MO Wing 

  • Cadet Deputy Commander of Operations: C/Capt. Aiden Franics, AR Wing 

  • Cadet Deputy Commander for Support: C/1st Lt.  Dylan Prins, AR Wing 

From the Encampment Commander: 

We are looking forward to having a great encampment this year.  The Senior and Cadet Executive Staff have listened to feedback from previous years and are working hard to include suggestions you guys provided to make 2024 ODF outstanding.  I know that you will be with us on the 4th of July so we have some fun activities planned for that day.  We are working hard to make sure everyone gets to learn leadership, see new things, and meet new people.  We welcome cadets from all wings to come join in the fun as we go into our 4th Operation Diamond Forge.  I encourage everyone – cadre and students, to start working on resilience and perseverance techniques now.  The days are going to be long but packed full of activities so you won’t be bored.  

Maj. St. Pierre 

Please check back for more information as we get closer to the 2024 Arkansas Wing Summer Encampment, Operation Diamond Forge!


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Updated 17 JAN 2024
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