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NEW ORLEANS -- Tech. Sgt. Lem Torres and a young boy are lifted to safety from the roof of the child's flooded home. The pararescueman is from 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and is deployed to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina search-and-rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
Pararescuemen hoist survivors to safety
Though it is a city without electricity, rescue crews see plenty of lights as they fly over New Orleans each night searching for survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Sporadic fires burn wildly, but through their night-vision devices, combat search and rescue crews from the Air Force Reserve focus their attention on the flickering
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Default Air Force Logo C-130s to spray for insects in states affected by hurricane
Two C-130H aircraft and 50 Air Force reservists from the 910th Airlift Wing left Youngstown Air Reserve Station Sept. 8 to fly aerial spray missions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. They will operate out of Duke Field, Fla., because it is near areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Also, the base is able to handle the aircraft and support the
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Default Air Force Logo War veterans volunteer to care for hurricane victims
Within 48 hours of Hurricane Katrina slamming the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Capt. Frances Robertson was ready to go save lives. At 6 a.m. she reported for duty, realized the gravity of the situation, and promptly called her mother and asked her to watch her kids, warning her it might be several days before she came home. During the next two days, Captain
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Default Air Force Logo Command people step forward to help hurricane victims
From coast to coast, people assigned to and associated with Air Force Reserve Command are stepping forward to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Pararescue people, aeromedical caregivers, airlift crews, aerial porters and reservists from dozens of other specialties have logged hundreds of missions, shuttled thousands of passengers and patients, and
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050901-F-0000T-003  A C-141 aircraft from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, taxies out early Sept. 1 on an aeromedical evacuation flight in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Reservists from Air Force Reserve Commands 445th Airlift Wing provided inflight care for patients airlifted from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, La., to Dallas. From Dallas, the plane was to fly to Lackland AFB, Texas, before returning to Wright-Patterson. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Ted Theopolos) Reserve flies medivac mission to Louis Armstrong Airport

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050831-F-7835B-001   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL AIRPORT, La. - Senior Airman Jonathan R. Ash and Tech. Sgt. Ava M. Swedock, 337th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, help a Federal Emergency Management Agency worker drive an emergency vehicle off a C-5 Galaxy Aug. 31. C-5s from Air Force Reserve Commands 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., airlifted FEMA teams from California to Louisiana as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Biscoe) Hurricane Katrina: C-5s fly for ‘the welfare of the people’
An Air Force Reserve Command C-5 Galaxy aircrew flew a cross-country mission Aug. 30 to pick up two rescue teams to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The crew from Westover’s 439th Airlift Wing airlifted 75,000 pounds of cargo and 29 passengers from March ARB, Calif., to Lafayette Regional Airport in Lafayette, La. The passengers included
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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Airmen and Soldiers load a CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter onto a C-5 Galaxy here. Company B, 214th Aviation Regiment of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment at nearby Wheeler Army Air Field, received orders to deploy 60 troops, four helicopters and support equipment to Pakistan to support earthquake relief operations. A total force team here helped load the aircraft Oct. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo) C-5s deliver troops, helicopters for earthquake relief
U.S. Pacific Command Airmen loaded three Air Force Reserve Command C-5 Galaxies with helicopters, support equipment and Soldiers bound to help earthquake victims in Pakistan Oct. 16.The Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters are the first U.S. Pacific Command assets to deploy to earthquake-shattered Pakistan. A C-5 can carry two CH-47
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050805-F-6728S-009  Staff Sgt. Kevin Klefsaas checks the identification card of Senior Airman Tom Flermoen. The sergeant nabbed two intruders at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn., July 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nicolette Shegstad)

Minneapolis security forces sergeant apprehends intruders
What started out as an ordinary patrol for a 934th Security Forces Squadron reservist ended with the capture of two civilians at 2:30 a.m. July 23. Staff Sgt. Kevin Klefsaas, a full-time Active Guard and Reserve member, stopped his patrol car, shined a spotlight and discovered two people laying flat on the ground. The intruders used a pair of wire
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MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. -- (From left) Brig. Gen. James Rubeor, Ron Marcott, Rep. Ken Calvert, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Duignan and Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald unveil the "Spirit of California." Air Force Reserve Command's first C-17 Globemaster III arrived here Aug. 9. General Rubeor is the 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, Mr. Marcott is the Boeing airlift and tanker vice president, and General Duignan is the 4th Air Force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas P. Dougherty)
March accepts AF Reserve Command's first C-17
The 452nd Air Mobility Wing received Air Force Reserve Command’s first C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in a ceremony Tuesday at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Maj. Gen. Robert E. Duignan, 4th Air Force commander, and an aircrew from the 452nd AMW made the flight from the Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., facility to the base. “We’re
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve looks to Future Total Force to keep pace
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary is from testimony by Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services July 20. We are all facing new and unique challenges. The Air Force is re-evaluating its functional and operational
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