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Mobility Guardian Photo Combat camera validates total force initiative
Members of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, recently returned from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. after supporting exercise Mobility Guardian. The exercise served as a milestone event for the squadron which activated earlier in the year in a total force initiative construct with the active duty 1st CTCS, which they are currently co-located with.
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2017
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons transported a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12. C-17 conducts historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12. The mobile ATC tower was sent in response following Hurricane Irma to assist St. Thomas officials in conducting 24 hour airfield operations for civilian and military aircraft.
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2017
Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karen Kutkiewicz and Federal
Emergency Management Agency reservist Matt Proietti work on a writing plan Sept. 6, 2017, at the Hurricane Harvey Joint Field Office in Austin, Texas. Proietti, a Penn Valley, California, resident, is superintendent of 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Kutkiewicz is a public affairs officer at the Coast Guard's 1st District Headquarters in Boston. Both are graduates of the military's Defense Information School. (courtesy photo) Twice a Reservist, Combat Camera Chief Serving as FEMA Reservist
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and landed in Houston, Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti, 4th Combat Camera Squadron superintendent, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. knew the distinct possibility existed that Citizen Airmen from his unit may be tasked to document rescue and recovery operations, and he was right. The Chief also knew that he was very likely to be recalled by his other “reserve unit,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and he was right again.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AROWS change improves visibility of operational requirements
Beginning Oct. 1, a new data field will be added to the Air Reserve Orders Writing System that will
0 9/13
2017
Reservists, Guardsmen provide surge support to Great Basin fires with MAFFS C-130s Earth Wind and Fire: Reservists own the skies
For the first time in the nearly 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have effected wide swaths of the U.S. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country are conducting weather reconnaissance, aerial spray and airborne firefighting missions concurrently at different geographic locations. Air Force Reserve Command contributes 100 percent of the weather reconnaissance and aerial spray capabilities and 25 percent of the Modular Airborne Firefighting System capabilities for the Department of Defense. All three capabilities provide significant contributions to our nation's Defense Support to Civil Authorities missions.
0 9/12
2017
Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Combat Camera flies with Hurricane Hunters
It’s not often that Air Force Reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill” and in short order find themselves flying into an eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier and Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
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2017
Coast Guard and Air Force personnel offload supplies and gear from an Air Force HC-130 aircraft Northcom Positions Military Assets to Support Irma Relief Missions
U.S. Northern Command is working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support authorities in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining relief to those in affected areas.
0 9/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: Computers
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – This episode of Yesterday's Air Force looks at the history of the Air Force’s use of computers and how they have influenced the Air Force. Computers were originally developed to be problem solvers, but their vulnerabilities soon created a new era of problems, leading to the inception of cyber security and the cyber career field.
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308th RQS welcomes new commander 308th welcomes new commander
The 308th Rescue Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony Nov. 4, at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.
0 11/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Board offers perspective on STEP II promotions
More than 250 Reserve Citizen Airmen tacked on another stripe Oct. 1 after being selected by the Stripes for Exceptional Performers II board.
0 11/06
2017
An 815th Airlift Squadron aircrew lands a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,  Nov. 3, 2017. The flight marked the squadron's return to a full operational capability status meaning they are ready to deploy and conduct the combat airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes.
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2017
304th RQS Citizen Airmen return from deployment Rescue Citizen Airmen redeploy to Portland
After a roughly four-and-a-half month deployment, 89 Citizen Airmen with the 304th Rescue Squadron were welcomed home by family, friends and co-workers in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 7 through 16.
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2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron shield a patient strapped to a litter as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter kicks up dust while landing at Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil training area during a joint  exercise in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 14, 2017. Exercise tests reservists’ mass casualty response
Reserve Citizen Airmen, litters in tow, rush into a smoke-filled building amid the screams and shouts of the wounded. Strapping the injured onto litters, one by one, they carry them to safety before returning to the smoke-filled building to search for others.
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