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920th Rescue Wing long-range rescue at sea Reserve Airmen earn Rescue Mission of the Year award
Thirty-three 920th Rescue Wing Reserve Airmen were recently honored with the 2017 Jolly Green Association Rescue Mission of the Year award for their actions July 7, 2017 in saving two German sailors stranded in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 500 miles off the coast of Florida.
0 5/04
2018
AF Reserve Recruiting, mobile marketing platform, Air Force Reserve, AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service has a new weapon in its recruiting arsenal with the 2018 launch of interactive Mobile Marketing Platforms, to be featured at air shows and other AFRC recruiting events.
0 5/03
2018
AFRC hoping innovative new program will attract flight engineers High School to Flight School
Officials at Air Force Reserve Command headquarters, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, are hoping an innovative new program will help the command meet its need for flight engineers.
0 5/01
2018
Maj. Devon Meister, pilot, and Maj. Ashley Lundry, aerial reconnaissance weather officer, are members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters, which is a unit in the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters make a difference
Those goals became reality for Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters, a unit in the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
0 4/02
2018
NA Earthworms and Air Force produce university researcher
In the Air Force Reserve, Guderyon had grown to love his work as a structural maintenance mechanic, but found himself bored with his mechanical engineering studies in college. He thought back to his conversation with his former high school teacher, and began pursuing a course of study on aging research, hoping that one day he could help people live longer, more productive lives.
0 3/22
2018
Black Panther, comic book illustrator, Be the change: The power of representation
Comic book illustrator Shawn Martinbrough met with Pentagon Airmen to speak about the power of representation Feb. 20, 2018. A native New Yorker, he has illustrated Black Panther, Batman, Luke Cage Noir, Captain America, and Hellboy characters for Marvel and Detective Comics.
0 2/28
2018
One of three school buses is offloaded in Haiti from a Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III, which transported it as humanitarian cargo donated to a Port-au-Prince outreach school, Dec. 16, 2017. Aircrew from the 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's 514th Air Mobility Wing, flew the buses as part of the Denton program, which allows for space available on military aircraft to be used for humanitarian cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Clark) Helping Haiti’s children: 315th AW delivers school buses
Reserve Airmen of Joint Base Charleston’s 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from three additional Reserve Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, transported school buses in a C-17 Globemaster III from JB Charleston to Port-au-Prince, where they were offloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Dec. 16, 2017.
0 12/19
2017
Airman seeks to build a generation of lifesavers Airman seeks to build a generation of lifesavers
Senior Airman Selina N. Okyere has one goal in her life. “I’m trying to teach the whole nation (of Ghana) to know basic life-saving skills,” said Okyere.
0 11/28
2017
1st Lt. Brett Campbell, Buddhist chaplain at the 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. IMA brings religious diversity to Air Force chaplain team
Reserve 1st Lt. Brett Campbell became one of the Air Force’s newest chaplains when he graduated chaplain school in September 2017.
0 11/20
2017
Senior Airman Amanda Gonzales, 924th Fighter Group crew chief, checks her technical orders before beginning maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II in a hangar on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency
Most people hear the word Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device. But for the 924th Fighter Group, it means efficiency.
0 11/15
2017
Staff Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Fabrication Flight aircraft structural maintenance technician, patches the outer skin of the leading edge for the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2017. Seymour also works for the flight in the same capacity as an air reserve technician, performing his Air Force Reserve job as full-time civil service employee for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) ART of the mission: the air reserve technician
The Air Force has a full complement of people working to accomplish the Air Force mission of fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. The Air Force Reserve plays a vital role in this mission, supplying combat-ready forces to work alongside their active-duty counterparts in both wartime and peacetime scenarios.
0 11/11
2017
Department of Health and Human Services logistician throws a cargo net over a pallet on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 21, 2017. This cargo included items needed to build a hospital from scratch – everything from the tents required to house the temporary structure to the medical equipment used to treat patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts
The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
0 9/25
2017
ech. Sgt. Robert Dones, 349th Medical Squadron surgical technician, poses for portrait at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2017. On Sept. 2, Dones went hiking on the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Ore. While on the hike, a forest fire broke out. Dones helped gather a group of hikers who were stranded on the trail with the fire separating them from their way back. Approximately 150 hikers were led to safety aided by Dones. Travis AFB Airman leads Oregon forest fire rescue
Tech. Sgt. Rob Dones was simply out for a four-mile hike when a giant plume of smoke from a raging forest fire turned a casual date into a 22-plus hour rescue of more than 140 people.
0 9/12
2017
Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Airmen document Hurricane Irma 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 the eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgts. Kyle Brasier and Corban Lundborg with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston.
0 9/12
2017
Healthcare professionals requested by the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are aboard a C-17 Globemaster III as part of the Hurricane Irma response. Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida
Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.
0 9/11
2017
A contractor points at the camera display of an explosive ordnance disposal robot during a training scenario at this year's Eastern National Robot Rodeo at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Aug. 22, 2017. Each training scenario began with contractors reviewing robot controls with EOD teams competing in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB hosts EOD teams, tests new technology
Dobbins Air Reserve Base hosted the Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 21-25, 2017, which featured explosive ordnance disposal teams from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Cobb County Police Department and the Royal Air Force.
0 8/31
2017
Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC
For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Reserve Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.
0 8/25
2017
A B-52 Stratofortress arrives to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Aug. 8, 2017. The B-52 is a long range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 8/18
2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepare to land a KC-135R Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2017. In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve and augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here July 1-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe
In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker mid-air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29, 2017.
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2017
Capt. Kristen Parham (right), 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron nurse, addresses a group of Air Force chaplain candidates during their tour of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 8, 2017. The candidates visited with several Air Force wings to get a better feel for how they support the Air Force mission and to meet with the Airmen that could interact with during their careers as chaplains. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Chaplain candidates participate in internship
About 20 years ago, an African Methodist Episcopal pastor placed his hands on a 7-year-old boy’s forehead. After a moment of reflection, he prophesied the boy would be a man of God. Today, that boy is now 2nd Lt. William Hammond, an Air Force chaplain candidate completing his Master of Divinity. The lieutenant is one of 27 candidates in a variety of religious faiths who are part of the Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain Candidate Intensive Internship June 24 to July 28, 2017. By the end of the 35-day training tour the candidates will have visited Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; Robins AFB, Georgia; Maxwell AFB, Alabama; as well as Hurlburt Field, Tyndall AFB, and Eglin AFB in Florida.
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2017
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