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Airmen from the 300th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and the 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Lackland AFB, Texas, load cargo for transport to Saint Lucia Friday, April 7, 2006. The aircrew was delivering construction materials and Reserve civil engineers who are building an operations center and barracks for the police force in support of Saint Lucia's counter-drug operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) Reserve aircrew airlifts CE teams supporting war on drugs
A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew civil engineers to this tropical isle as part of ongoing support for the war on drugs. The mission also provided an opportunity for the aircrew members to maintain their proficiency. The mission started April 7 at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., with a mixed Air Force Reserve Command and active-duty aircrew. “We
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Default Air Force Logo Reservist earns NORAD enlisted honor
A reservist in the 302nd Airlift Wing here earned a top enlisted honor in North American Aerospace Defense Command. Senior Master Sgt. Jimmy L. Ward, 39th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation superintendent, was named NORAD’s senior NCO of the year for 2005. “This honor ranks up at the top,” he said, “along with being the guest at the Canadian
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Master Sgt. Steven Ashley, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, examines an engine that broke on a C-130 Hercules mission to the Horn of Africa. Senior Airman Christopher Sutton (black shirt), 746th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Senior Master Sgt. David Bright, 746th EAS flight engineer, watch from below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Ann Peru Knabe)                               Desert duty: crew chiefs keep C-130s flying
No one wants an airplane to break, especially flying crew chiefs. But, if a plane breaks far from home, that’s when the mobile C-130 maintainers receive the most attention. “Fortunately, C-130s are extremely reliable,” said Senior Master Sgt. Edward Rife, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron production supervisor. “They seldom break to the
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Default Air Force Logo Charleston reservist wins command tactician award
Lt. Col. Richard L. Kemble of the 315th Operations Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C., won the 2005 Air Force Reserve Command Tactician of the Year award. Headquarters AFRC officials here announced Colonel Kemble’s selection April 12. The award recognizes individual excellence in tactical program, to include major program improvements,
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Default Air Force Logo Command selects top services people, programs for 2006
People and programs from six Air Force Reserve Command services organizations won command awards for 2006. Headquarters AFRC officials announced the award winners April 12. Individual winners by category are: Company grade officer – 2nd Lt. Dennis T. Davis, 934th Services Squadron, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station,
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Default Air Force Logo Task force promotes self-determination
The mission of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa is to provide African host nations with a stable and secure environment where all people have the freedom of choice. The CJTF-HOA vision is one where education and prosperity are within each person’s grasp, and terrorists do not enslave nations by infringing on their right to
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A new pump delivered to Godire, Ethiopia, by the 746th Air Expeditionary Wing brings much needed water from the river. The town is once again showing signs of vitality and growth with a second rotation of irrigated crops. The humanitarian effort is part of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa  Flex airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ann Peru Knabe                               Lifeblood of Africa: Reserve crew flies C-130 missions
The 120-degree heat, dusty wind and 4,500-foot dirt runway seemed worlds away from Capt. Pat Stafy’s home in snowy Pennsylvania. The Air Force Reserve Command pilot, activated to fly with the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Southwest Asia, was flying his third mission to Bilate, Ethiopia. Monkeys watched Captain Stafy and the rest of the
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Lee Greenwood salutes a military patient at the U.S. Army Hospital at Landstuhl, Germany, on the first stop of his tour. With him is New England Patriots Cheerleader Briana Wei-Yee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman) Lee Greenwood entertains troops on Patriotic World Tour
On his 18th military world tour, country music legend Lee Greenwood is once again proudly standing up for the men and women in uniform deployed overseas. Mr. Greenwood left the USA April 5 for Germany, Turkey and three forward-operating bases in Southwest Asia. His final stop on the tour is Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, April 17. C-17 cargo
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Default Air Force Logo McChord NCOs named top enlisted aircrew members
Two reservists in the 446th Operations Group, McChord AFB, Wash., won Air Force Reserve Command’s enlisted aircrew members of the year for 2005. Senior Master Sgt. James C. Masura Jr. was named the top senior NCO, and Tech. Sgt. Paul T. Understeller was selected the best NCO. Headquarters AFRC officials announced the award winners April 10. (AFRC
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Default Air Force Logo Homestead fuel managers win command award
The 482nd Fuels Management Flight at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., is representing Air Force Reserve Command in the Air Force’s American Petroleum Institute-sponsored award program. Headquarters AFRC announced April 6 that the Homestead flight had won the 2005 AFRC Golden Derrick Award. The award is a gold oil rig on a black cup with a mahogany
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