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  • Reservist beats feet at Air Force Marathon

    As the morning temperature began to rise, both physical and mental conditions started to deteriorate for 1,331 participants from around the globe who had prepared their bodies and minds for the twenty-six plus miles ahead for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2019.The start of the race was running an hour behind schedule. Capt. Sarah Smith, a Medical Service Corps and executive officer from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was not going to let this small deviation deter her from the two things she’s passionate about - running and serving in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Colonel gives deployers tips for getting in the door to civilian jobs

    ST. LOUIS -- Chief Master Sgt. Linda Sparks was looking to take the next step in her career as a federal civilian employee when she returned from a 6-month Air Force Reserve deployment to Iraq, she said.
  • Reservists to fly in 10th Annual Salute From the Shore

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 315st Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston are scheduled to fly a C-17 Globemaster III down the coast of South Carolina, July 4, 2019, as part of the 10th Annual Salute from the Shore. Along with the C-17 being flown by the 315 AW from Joint Base Charleston, Marine Aircraft Group 31 from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are scheduled to fly F/A-18C Hornets down the coast in formation.
  • Command Chief Gets to Know His Airmen

    The Command Chief Master Sgt. of the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, SC, took time to engage and get to know different Airmen around JB Charleston during the Unit Training Assembly held June 1-2, 2019.
  • Single-Parent Reservist Rises Above Challenges to Earn Wings

    Imagine being a single-parent of two, completing a bachelor's degree and independently financing pilot training in order to accomplish the dream of becoming a reserve pilot with the 315th Airlift Wing, all within 5 short years. Being a single parent is no easy feat, but Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, aviation resource management technician with the 701st Airlift Squadron here, accepted the challenges that greeted her. From parenting her two small children as a teenage mother to pursuing higher education in psychology and aviation, Smith has embodied excellence in all she does.
  • 315th AW welcomes new leadership to ranks

    The 315th Airlift Wing welcomed two new commanders to the echelon here over the weekend. During a change of command ceremony, Lt. Col. Taylor Adams took command of the 315th Maintenance Squadron here with Maj. Kimberly Champagne assuming command of the 315th Force Support Squadron here in a separate assumption of command ceremony.
  • AFMC promotes ‘Ready, Set, Summer’ Physical Activity Challenge

    This spring season, Civilian Health Promotion Services will promote its Ready, Set, Summer Physical Activity Challenge.  The RSS challenge is an onsite CHPS program-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the workforce.  Regular physical activity is one of the most important actions that people of all ages can take to improve their health. Being physically active can help people feel better, function better, sleep better, and reduce the risk of a large number of chronic diseases. 
  • SG increasing lethality at Wings

    The Surgeon General’s Office of the Air Force Reserve Command here is revitalizing the medical waiver adjudication process from the top down. They recently tested a new process where wing commanders have the authority to allow members to continue serving, in a full or limited range, while his or her waiver is being adjudicated at headquarters. The commander will review the member’s records and make the decision in conjunction with a local medical provider’s recommendation.
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