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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.
0 7/27
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.
0 7/12
2017
More than 100 Individual Mobilization Augmentees are assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office, the government agency tasked with the oversight of the United States' intelligence satellites. Many of these IMAs also work within the intelligence, space or cyber communities, bringing a breadth and depth of knowledge and skill to the agency. Reservists support global intelligence mission
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- High above the clouds, intelligence satellites operated by the National Reconnaissance Office keep a close watch on the world below. Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentees play a key role in ensuring those satellites remain a viable component of global vigilance for the nation.
0 6/15
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discusses the national pilot sourcing with airline executives at the National Pilot Sourcing Meeting in Alexandria, Va., May 18, 2017. The meeting was held to discuss opportunities to improve collaboration between airlines and the military to ensure high-quality pilots for the need of the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae) Goldfein meets with airline executives
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted a National Pilot Sourcing Meeting with airline executives to discuss the national pilot shortage in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18, 2017.
0 5/19
2017
(Left to Right) U.S. Air Force Reservists, Master Sgt. John Herrick, 39, who has completed three other marathons; Staff Sgt. Tyrone Hawkins, 47, an avid cyclist; 2nd Lt. Amber Schoenberger, a direct descendent of a Bataan Death March survivor; Tech. Sgt. Delbert Templeton, 36, a prior Marine; and Tech. Sgt. Trevor Petersma, 39, who completed the Air Force half marathon while deployed in Iraq in 2008, all members of the 610th Command and Control Squadron, pose behind their unit guidon after completing the Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon March 19 at White Sands Missile Range, NM. (Courtesy photo) Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon
Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.
0 4/04
2017
Air Force medics offload a simulated patient connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine from an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter March 4, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as part of the 5th annual MEDBEACH joint medical response exercise. This was the first time an ECMO machine was used aboard a helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Leslie Forshaw) Joint medical exercise hits the beach
The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the fifth annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel for deployments by offering realistic hands-on scenarios one could encounter during combat. The exercise also provided 920th RQW reservists an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with their active duty Air Force, Air and Army National Guard and civilian counterparts.
0 3/08
2017
Senior Airman Liam Miner, 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, stands by ready to marshall King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue, down the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, taxiway for the last time March 6, 2017. King 52 will retire at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, with more than 50 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) AF's 1st HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement
After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130P/N configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6, 2017. Accompanied by its 920th Rescue Wing dedicated crew chiefs and a nostalgic aircrew, the aircraft, tail number 4852, heads to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, from Patrick AFB, Florida, where it has been stationed since mid-2015.
0 3/07
2017
Tech. Sgt. Amee Espinoza, Personnel Customer Service Manager for the ARPC Total Force Service Center, looks at photos of her sons. Espinoza lost her youngest son, but turned the tragedy into therapy and found her calling to serve others through counseling. She completed more than 600 hours of direct and indirect counseling services with individuals and groups focused on DUI and DWIs, addiction, domestic violence, conflict resolution, and anger management and was chosen as the Air Force Reserve Command nomination for the 2016 GEICO Military Service Award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Quinn Jacobson) I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience
Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care whether she lived or died. It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.
0 2/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Chaplain team builds faith with Airmen
Engaging with Airmen is pinnacle to the success of the Chaplain Corps operations. Using occasions like exercise Patriot Wyvern to cultivate familiarity can increase an individual’s opportunity to express concern or discuss private issues with the Chaplain Corps.
0 2/15
2017
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. John Marks, poses with an A-10 Thunderbolt II at King Fahd Air Base, Saudi Arabia, during Desert Storm in February, 1991. Destroying and damaging more than 30 Iraqi tanks was one of Marks most memorable combat missions during Desert Storm. (Courtesy photo provided by Lt. Col. Marks) Whiteman pilot reflects on 6,000 hours in the A-10
Nearly three decades of flying and 11 combat deployments later, Lt. Col. John Marks, a pilot with the 303rd Fighter Squadron has achieved a milestone that equates to 250 days in the cockpit, which most fighter pilots will never reach and puts him among the highest time fighter pilots in the Air Force.
0 12/01
2016
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