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  • Charleston Reservists celebrate Veterans Day at Atlanta event

    Last week the 315th Airlift Wing flew a C-17 and 16 Reservists to Atlanta for a Veterans Day and recruiting event. We were invited to be part of the festivities by Mark Norris, the Coordinator of the event for Delta Airlines.
  • 'Thanks for all your hard work over the past year'

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve:Last month marked my first anniversary as commander of this amazing organization. It has been an incredibly busy year.My focus is taking care of our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families while ensuring we continue to provide robust capability to the joint force. I have no doubt we are ready for the future
  • Be proud of your heritage

    As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, let’s commemorate the contributions that unify our legacy to our great country’s rich history and our beloved Air Force’s mission success. Hispanic culture champions diversity and inclusion, as we are a multi-ethnic and multi-racial group. We have become stronger and more resilient as we faced adversity, and we will evoke all the hard work and sacrifice our ancestors overcame to give their children a better future.
  • Commentary: Go Get My Axe

    Somewhere in a small city where there are far more trees than there are people, there is a man who woke up with his back against the wall. He woke up to the sobering reality that he had a number of goals to accomplish and a limited amount of time to do so. 
  • A Millennial's Take on Joining the Air Force

    Having no expectations on what to expect from Basic Military Training was my biggest fear prior to joining the Air Force. I stayed up countless nights researching anything I could pertaining to BMT before making my decision to join. After thorough research and several sleepless nights contemplating, I decided to take the plunge and revisit my recruiter.
  • “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, or my current assignment as
  • Check yourself! Are you in compliance?

    Check yourself! Are you in compliance? It is a new day in the Air Force; at least as it relates to bullying and hazing harassment toward military personnel. Effective Feb. 1, 2019, the Air Force will implement its new harassment prevention and response policy. This policy was directed by the Department of Defense’s issuance of DOD Instruction 1020.03, Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces, dated Feb. 8, 2018.
  • Pursuing a healthy dialogue and stigmatizing rape culture

    As service members, we receive a number of mandatory sexual harassment and assault awareness briefings each year. These briefings address an array of topics, but I would like service members to be given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what constitutes rape culture.
  • Overcoming holiday blues

    The holiday season is upon us once again, and it is often a busy season. It is filled with shopping, gifts, festivities, joyous music, holiday parties, decorations, and many opportunities to be with family, friends, and coworkers as we close out the old year and welcome the New Year.
  • We can choose resiliency

    Being resilient doesn’t mean fixing all your problems on your own.
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