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Latest issue of Citizen Airman magazine now available

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- A little more than a year into the nation's war on terrorism, Air Force leaders are in the midst of a transition from a "crisis-response" mode, with heavy reliance on mobilized Guard and Reserve members, to a new steady state, which relies mainly on volunteer reservists and guardsmen to help meet mission requirements.

As part of that transition, thousands of reservists called to active duty after the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 have returned to their families and civilian jobs. Read about this demobilization effort in the October issue of Citizen Airman, official magazine of the Air Force Reserve.

Also in this issue is a report about reservists from a Minnesota unit who deployed to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, to help the active duty run a huge transportation operation responsible for moving cargo and people into Afghanistan, Pakistan and other forward operating locations.

Other stories highlight a security cop selected as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year; progress being made within the Air Force's only active associate wing at Duke Field, Fla.; the deployment of Reserve A-10 aircraft to Bagram AB, Afghanistan; a firefighter who received Air Force and Department of Defense honors for risking his life to help those injured in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center; and the Reserve's small but important cadre of training liaisons.

To read these stories and more, visit Citizen Airman's Web site.

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