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Default Air Force Logo Citizen airman, employer award competition begins
April 1 is the deadline to nominate reservists and their employers for Air Force Reserve Command’s Citizen Airman Award and Employer of the Year Award. The awards recognize both an enlisted person and an officer who deployed in support of current operations in 2004. The employer award honors the person who strongly supported the activation and
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Default Air Force Logo Reservist competes for national safety award
A reservist with the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is vying for a cash award and a free roundtrip to Washington, D.C., this spring. Master Sgt. Kenneth Baldwin and three active-duty Airmen are competing for the 2004 Government Employee Insurance Company Military Service Awards. Winners of the competition receive a plaque, a
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Default Air Force Logo New combat rescue group stands up in Arizona
The 943rd Rescue Group here will hold activation and command change ceremonies here March 5.The Air Force officially activated the rescue group Feb. 12 “to allow for better management efficiency of Air Force resources,” said Air Force Reserve Command officials. They said the Air Force will continue to look for better ways to organize units and use
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Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve Command vice commander retires
Maj. Gen. John J. Batbie Jr., Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, retired after nearly 39 years of military service in a ceremony today at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga. Retired Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard III, former Air Force Reserve chief and AFRC commander, officiated the ceremony. General Batbie’s retirement will take effect
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MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica -- Cargo is unloaded from a C-141 Starlifter from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., on the ice runway near here.  The crews and aircraft were flying the last Air Force Reserve mission to Antarctica supporting Operation Deep Freeze.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Zucarro)
                        Frigid chapter closes for C-141
Another chapter closed in the storied aviation history of the venerable C-141 Starlifter as a 452nd Air Mobility Wing-based crew from here flew aircraft number 152 from the South Pole for the last time.For 39 years, crews have flown C-141s loaded with people and equipment to Antarctica for the National Science Foundation and its research efforts
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Default Air Force Logo McChord reservists recognized for extraordinary achievement
Two Air Force reservists here were presented medals for extraordinary achievement Jan. 11 for their heroic acts that resulted in saving lives and two $200 million aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Eric Olson, a loadmaster with the 313th Airlift Squadron here, was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in safely landing a C-17 after it
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Default Air Force Logo Robins, local community team up to celebrate Black Heritage Month
The base and local communities are celebrating Black History Month by observing the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement. The civil rights movement started in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1905 and attempted to obtain equal rights for blacks. The Niagara Movement was a precursor to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The
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Default Air Force Logo Command announces mission support award winners
People in California, Georgia and Michigan came up big winners in competition for 2004 Air Force Reserve Command mission support awards. Command officials announced the top units and individuals Jan. 12. The best units are: Mission support squadron – 927th Mission Support Flight, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Geritt D. Foster Jr.
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KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Flying the new C-130J Hercules, Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron here deployed in December to support operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Southwest Asia. The mission marked the first Air Force's combat deployment of the C-130J.  (Courtesy photo) C-130J circumnavigates globe
Crossing 33 time zones, and stopping in nine locations and seven countries, a Reserve crew from the 403rd Wing here circumnavigated the planet in a C-130J Hercules. This was a first for the new airlifter.The global trek was the culmination of a series of events that included the Aero India International Air Show in Bangalore, a showcase of military
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Default Air Force Logo Little Rock reservists receive homecoming salute
Family, friends and co-workers turned out Jan. 8 to honor 65 reservists in the 96th Aerial Port Squadron here. The Airmen were activated in 2004 and deployed to Pope AFB, N.C., and to Southwest Asia to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. For their service, each received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal during a
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