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Despite Continuing Resolution, It’s Business as Usual for Reservists
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Hurricane Hunters fly last mission into Ian
The 459th AES holds innovative medical exercise with medical squadrons, SFS
Reserve Citizen Airmen participate in NATO Days air show
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The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,
The 459th AES recently held an innovative exercise with its sister medical organizations, AMDS and ASTS, and the 459th SFS to practice organizational interface, exercise unregulated patient movement, and utilize member Tactical Combat Casualty Care skills on Aug. 31, 2022.
Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing’s 68th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron – 773, Det. Alpha, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, participated in the 22nd annual NATO Days and 13th Czech
The 908th Airlift Wing's Development and Training Flight has partnered with U.S. Air Force Officer Training School Military Training Instructors to prepare Airman for Basic Military Training.
Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first iteration of the inaugural SKIES exercise series aimed at improving the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.The exercise, BLACK SKIES 22, which ran from Sept. 19-23, was a live simulation exercise designed to rehearse the
A Reserve aircrew from the 301st Airlift Squadron performed a three-day mission Sept. 23 – 25, to move humanitarian cargo to Haiti. Through the Denton Program, three school buses donated from San Diego Unified School District were transported from March Air Reserve Base, California, to Haiti.
While the Air Force will be operating under a continuing resolution again for the start of fiscal year 2023, Lt. Gen. John Healy wants Reserve Citizen Airmen to know the CR will not slow down Air Force Reserve Command.“Although we are facing another continuing resolution for at least the first part
U.S. servicemembers, civilians and military foreign nationals from several South American countries met earlier this month in Tucson, Arizona, to make plans for Resolute Sentinel and Patriot Fury 2023.
The 433rd Security Forces Squadron hosted a combat dining-in for the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas, Sept.10.
The new chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command highlighted his two strategic priorities – Ready Now and Transforming for the Future – during the fall 2022 Air Force Association National Convention here Sept. 19.Lt. Gen. John Healy joined Lt. Gen. Michael Loh,
The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters continue to fly the storm while it remains a threat to land.The squadron began flying the storm after moving to their forward operating location in Curacao, Sept. 15, when the system was just a tropical storm.
Air Force Reserve Command hosted the 26th annual International Air Reserve Symposium at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, September 13 to 16.The symposium gives Air Reserve senior military leaders the opportunity to discuss important topics and issues with their international counterparts.Col. S.
Master Sgt. Jimmie Wilbourn, who manages the 315th Airlift Wing Yellow Ribbon Program at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., recently had the opportunity to lead the Air Force Reserve Command team in the 26th Annual Air Force Marathon.
Once a month, when Master Sgt. Miguel Manibusan closes out a UTA weekend with the 44th Aerial Port Squadron on a Sunday afternoon, he heads home, hangs up his OCPs, and trades them in for a different uniform: black pants and a black polo; the uniform he wears while serving with Andersen Air Force
The 908th Security Forces Squadron conducted a “Shoot, Move, and Communicate” drill during the September Unit Training Assembly at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.The purpose of the training was to simulate a combat situation in which defenders need to move from one position to another while
The military Tattoo is an historic tradition held worldwide, showcasing the excellence and readiness of service members
In the dark hours before sunrise on Sept. 10, Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano, Public Affairs Specialist, was driving to the 482nd Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, when the unexpected happened.“I was driving south on State Road 874 and a car accident
The 908th Airlift Wing had a Unit Effectiveness Inspection performed by the Air Force Reserve Command’s Headquarters Inspector General Inspection Team from Sept. 8, 2022, to Sept. 13, 2022, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Two B-1B Lancers and approximately 50 Airmen assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, engaged in an Agile Combat Employment exercise, Baked Alaskan, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 9-10, 2022.
Exercise Mountain Medic 22 wrapped up a few weeks ago after successfully incorporating multiple branches of military, several key players and both Army and Air Force aircraft in Colorado Springs, Aug. 16-26, 2022.
Members from the 419th Maintenance Squadron participated in a one-day joint exercise at the Dugway Proving Ground with the focus of of Agile Combat Employment, or ACE.
Brig. Gen. Derin S. Durham assumed command of Fourth Air Force during a ceremony here September 10.
Garbage and signs of carnage lined the runway of Kabul International Airport days after the Afghani government’s collapse. American forces and their allies were dispersed across the airfield attempting to maintain security as the remaining troops make their way back home. Intermittent gunfire
The B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit , operated by the 93rd and 11th Bomb Squadrons here, is scheduled to graduate its first class of air crew this fall using the new curriculum designed to fly the B-52 with four people instead of five.
Rep. Kaiali'i Kahele visits with 624 RSG leadership.
B-1Bs conduct CONUS to CONUS Bomber Task Force Mission in support of SOUTHCOM
The 482nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to perform a flyover with two of its F-16 Fighting Falcons for the Miami Dolphins’ first game of the NFL regular season this Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. EST.The two pilots who are scheduled to perform the flyover are Maj. Evan Erickson and 1st Lt. Joshua Brigham
Members from the 317th Airlift Wing sent four C-130J Super Hercules in support of the wing’s ninth Agile Combat Employment exercise during Patriot Fury from Aug. 26 - Sept. 1, 2022.
The MET shop have upgrades to install on the WC-130J Super Hercules even during the peak of hurricane season.
Air Force Reserve Command’s Professional Development Center here recently hosted its first iteration of the newly revised NCO Leadership Development Course designed to align what students learn with the current priorities of the Air Force and Department of Defense.
Regular Air Force, Reserve and Guard senior leaders meet to discuss the strategic and tactical way ahead for the KC-135 Stratotanker at the first ever Total Force KC-135 Weapons System Council.
In line with Lt. Gen. John Healy’s strategic priorities of “Ready Now!” and “Transforming for the Future,” Air Force Reserve Command is instituting changes to the Active Guard and Reserve program effective Oct. 1.
August, 2022 was a busy month for the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.It started with the 30-year anniversary of the 908th Operation Support Squadron, constituted on August 1, 1992.
The 20th Air Force and the Mighty Ninety hosted members of Air Force Reserve Command, offering an inside look to the wing’s daily nuclear deterrence mission with a tour of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, and its missile field, Aug. 22, 2022.
Resolute Sentinel is a new 12th Air Force (Air Force Southern)-led U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) exercise first held in 2021. Resolute Sentinel evolved from the longstanding New Horizons and Beyond the Horizons, annual joint humanitarian assistance exercises in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The 459th Air Refueling Wing holds first ever South Pacific Air Force Multi-mission exercise planned to assess capabilities to deploy Airmen, and their ability to survive and operate in a challenging, degraded, and operationally limited environment.
Brig. Gen. Stacey Scarisbrick relinquished command of the Force Generation Center to Col. Christopher Zidek with Lt. Gen. John Healy, commander of Air Force Reserve Command and Chief of the Air Force Reserve, presiding over the ceremony.
Built in 1942, Homestead Army Airfield was destroyed three years later, on Sept. 15, 1945, by a hurricane with winds of 145 miles per hour.HAAF was officially abandoned three months later. In the three years it was open, the airfield trained hundreds of Air Force pilots who then went on to fly the
The 908th Civil Engineer Squadron collaborated with the Fort Benning Fire Department Aug. 4, 2022, and Maxwell Fire Department, Aug. 5, 2022, in a two-part live fire training exercise to prepare for real-world scenarios and ensure mission readiness.In anticipation of the 908th Airlift Wing’s
Members of the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, trained on the newest airframe available to them, the KC-46A Pegasus, an air refueling tanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
A group of 14 civic leaders from the local area gathered at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday for an educational tour to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Civic leader tours are designed to inform community members of the Air Force Reserve mission, and to highlight the importance of the
The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows for more Airmen and Guardians at higher risk for transmission to access preventive measures to keep themselves safe.
Senior Master Sgt. Rhonda Rooney received notification in October 2021 she was selected as an alternate for the Military Reserve Exchange Program. Rooney didn’t really think it would work out for her. But two months later in December, the 349th Operations Security Squadron first sergeant received an
Reserve philanthropist develops e-course to help others fly
The 445th Airlift Wing hosted the Air Force Reserve Command Developing Resilient Leaders 4N0 (aerospace medical service career field) scenario build workshop July 26-28, 2022.
Those that live in a hot and humid climate they how important it is to try and stay cool. Here in Alabama, summertime temperatures can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit before 10 a.m. One of the first things someone might express relief about when they walk into a building is that the air conditioning
The 705th Combat Training Squadron recently hosted the second virtual Tactical Operations Center – Light experiment iteration in their Distributed Mission Operations Center, or DMOC, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
The 482nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to perform a flyover with two of its F-16 Fighting Falcons during the opening ceremony of the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, August 19.The Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication
More than 140 sustainment and operations Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing established a temporary contingency location (TCL) in less than 24 hours here Aug. 1-10, 2022 to conduct the wing’s Distant Horizon exercise, which validated the multi-capable sustainment abilities of a Personnel Recovery
Members of the 908th Security Forces Squadron traveled to Fort Rucker, Alabama, Aug. 6, 2022, to receive their heavy weapons training and qualifications. Before they could hit the road to Fort Rucker, the defenders had to receive safety and handling briefings during the July Unit Training Assembly.
Last Thursday’s fly-off competition at STRIKEWERX here brought together hardware and software vendors competing to provide the Air Force a training solution for in-air refueling, arguably one of the most challenging aspects of flying the B-52.
Twenty-four civic leaders from Mississippi joined 403rd Wing leaders on a community relations tour, commonly referred to as a Civic Leader Tour, April 11-12, to Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.Civic leader tours provide members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community an opportunity to visit
Maj. Matthew R. Jones, 70th Aerial Port Squadron Commander, was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, August 6.The Bronze Star Medal, awarded to military members since 1944, is the fourth highest achievable medal. The Bronze Star is given for
Members of the 433rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron performed ground patient movement training Aug. 7, using simulated patients and a C-124 Globemaster II aircraft static display. The exercise was the first for the squadron since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In celebration of the Air Force’s 75th anniversary, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command partnered with the Southeast Region Little League during its annual youth baseball tournament here Aug. 3-9.
When United States military personnel are trapped in enemy territory every minute counts as danger approaches and when the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s weapons specialists were tasked to find a way to use the wing’s HH-60G Pave Hawk weapons systems as a way to defend a contingency location
Col. Bryan M. Bailey took the helm of the 911th Airlift Wing during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7, 2022.Bailey was previously the 911th Operations Group commander, a position he took on in April 2021. He graduated
The symposium was open to all enlisted members and was comprised of a variety of guest speakers and informational sessions for Airmen to be inspired, learn, and grow from the presenters and each other.
TINKER AFB, Ok. – Tucked away in a rural town of Nigeria, lies a small mission hospital where a young Ifiok Idem and Emem Idem worked together as local doctors. One day, someone was in dire need of surgery and a blood transfusion, yet there was not enough blood in the blood bank.
Sharing deployment stories can be an essential way for young Airmen to get a feel for what deployments will be like. The 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron set up several presentations over Unit Training Assemblies for recently deployed Airmen to share their deployment stories. Some were done
The current outbreak of monkeypox continues to spread, with more than 6,600 active cases in the United States mostly occurring among gay and bisexual men. The White House declared on August 4 that monkeypox is a national public health emergency.
Lt. Gen. John Healy received command of the Air Force Reserve Command from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 3.
A multimedia piece designed for social media featuring comments from Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee's final interview as Air Force Reserve commander. In the video, Scobee expresses his belief that the people of the Air Force Reserve are responsible for his success and thanks them.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Maj. Gen. John Healy will accept command of Air Force Reserve Command at the Museum of Aviation in a ceremony here August 3.Healy, who was confirmed by the Senate last night, will replace Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, who served as the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and
Since Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee took command of Air Force Reserve Command in September 2018, he and his wife, Janis, have made it a priority to connect families throughout AFRC.
The Air Force has just implemented a new training for Aviation Psychologists that aims to increase the psychologists’ knowledge of USAF aviation training and practices. One of the many aspects of USAF Aviation Psychology is focused on resiliency and readiness of its aircrews’ daily activities by
The 908th Maintenance Group aided the 908th Airlift Wing’s transition to the U.S. Air Force’s first MH139-A Grey Wolf helicopter Formal Training Unit by hosting classes on basic helicopter rotary systems July 10, 2022, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Building a workplace free from hazards is everyone's responsibility. Take the week to examine your safety programs and work together to make your workplace safe.
Airmen at the 914th Air Refueling Wing show the KC-135 Stratotanker to Civil Air Patrol cadets during their week long leadership encampment at Hancock Field, Syracuse, New York.
Following the July 2022 Unit Training Assembly, Col. Craig Drescher, 908th Airlift Wing commander, called on 35 enlisted and officer senior leaders from every squadron and group to join him and the other two thirds of his command team consisting of 908 AW Vice Commander, Col. Casey Burril, and 908
The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency on July 23. With more than 4,000 cases in the United States, Airmen and Guardians should know the risks and how to stay safe.
The 805th Combat Training Squadron, also known as the Shadow Operations Center – Nellis, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participated in the U.S. Navy’s Valiant Shield 2022 exercise with the goal of streamlining and compressing the kill chain and decision-making process by employing advanced
Master Sgt. Kaitlin Schaeffer has had positive impact on the 307th Bomb Wing since becoming the unit's first full-time first sergeant. The move to full-time first sergeants is an Air Force Reserve Command initiative designed to promote resiliency among it Reserve Citizen Airmen.
The F-15 Eagle is golden!
The 908th Aeromedical Staging Squadron taught an introductory life support course on July 10, 2022, at the clinic on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The class focused on roles and responsibilities in a moment of crisis, and ended with the 10 Airmen in attendance receiving a two-year CPR
With an eye towards winning the future fight against adversaries such as China and Russia, Air Education and Training Command officials hosted a workshop here July 19-21 designed to give a diverse set of Airmen a chance to share their perspective of how Airmen and Guardians will learn in 2030.
The Air Force Cycling team is riding in the 2022 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAI, a weeklong recreational touring bicycle ride that takes cyclists from river to river, beginning at the west side of Iowa going to the east side, starting June 23, 2022.
Imagine a nearly pitch black space. The hand you can only faintly see in front of you rises to flip a battery pack towards your forehead and a faint hum of power buzzes incessantly like a mosquito in the summertime.White light emits from two electronically connected monocular devices.You thumb and
The Air Force will soon have the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available after the U.S Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed it as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older.
Congratulations to the following as the Air Force Reserve Command's nominees for the 2021 Air Force Security Community Awards:- Security Award for Excellence: Mr. Michael D. Runkle- William A. Davidson Security Award for Outstanding Contribution: Mrs. Lauran M. Oswald
Senior Master Sgt. Edward Lewis was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony on July 10, 2022, for his meritorious achievements during a deployment last year in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Four Air Force Reserve Command defenders represented the command well at the Danish Army’s annual international shooting competition at Halk Range, Hadersley, Denmark in June.
For those who serve, the military can become a second family. The shared experiences of service members working towards a common goal creates a unique bond that is not easily broken. Feeling connected and comfortable with those you serve alongside day in and day out is vital to effectively carrying
Members of the 815th Airlift Squadron, 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 41st Aerial Port Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, traveled to Guatemala, June 4- 24, to participate in Resolute Sentinel 2022, a 12th Air Force-led U.S. Southern Command exercise that provides joint
On April 8, 2022, the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, said goodbye to its aging C-130H aircraft. Now the wing is working to transition to providing MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter training, bringing together Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Global Strike Command and
Lieutenant General Richard W. Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, was inducted into the AFRC Order of the Sword at Washington, D.C., July 12, 2022.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline is launching a new quick-dial option nationwide starting July 16.Anyone located within the United States can call or text 9-8-8 any time of day, seven days a week to receive support for suicidal, mental health, and substance use crisis. The line will
A member assigned to the 482nd Security Forces Squadron here was part of a four-man Air Force Reserve Command team that competed in the Danish Army’s annual international shooting competition at Halk Range, Haderslev, Denmark, June 9 to 12.Homestead Air Reserve Base Defender Tech. Sgt. Nikolas
As Air Force Reserve Command’s director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lee Floyd has visited Reserve wings around the country to conduct Diversity 101 training, but he’s never had a visit quite like his recent trip to the 914th Air Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York.
As of 5 Jul 22, there have been at least 314 mass shooting incidents in the 186 days of this year. Regardless of your political affiliation and beliefs or causes on mass violence; it's important for you to have a plan when you leave home. Consider the following:
At 0530 the lights come on, illuminating rows of bunk beds lining both walls of the barracks on Camp Dawson, West Virginia. From the bays emerge 35 motivated Defenders from the 445th Security Forces Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. They are spending the week on an Army National Guard
Air Reserve Technicians and Active Guard Reserve Airmen keep 624 RSG a well-oiled machine.
The Air National Guard, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Force Reserve landed, took off and performed integrated combat turns on a closed 9,000-foot section of Michigan highway M-28 during exercise Northern Agility 22-1.
A 349th Air Mobility Wing aircrew from Travis Air Force Base opened the tail of their C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 24 in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and delivered three yellow school buses.
Effective Oct. 1, DAF Child Development Program direct-care employees will receive a 100% childcare fee waiver for their first child enrolled in installation Child Development Programs.
With his confirmation in hand and his promotion to general, Saltzman is poised to step into the position held by Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond. The latter has served as the Space Force’s highest-ranking military officer since the service was created on Dec. 20, 2019.
The Community College of the Air Force will have limited services available to current and former students for the next several months as Air University migrates the college’s student academic records to a new enterprise-wide student information system.
The unit flew weather reconnaissance missions around the clock for more than a week into Hurricane Ian to gather vital weather data for National Hurricane Center forecasts.
The DAF has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant.
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