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Default Air Force Logo AFRC switches to Web-based education system
Air Force reservists can now track their education progress, request transcripts, and update personal education information on the Web.Going through the Air Force Portal, and accessing the Virtual Education Center’s Web site – https://afvec.langley.af.mil – saves reservists time and money as they will now be able to perform some tasks previously
0 10/26
2005
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- Senior Airman Racheal Santos comforts a patient during a recent aeromedical evacuation mission onboard a C-130 Hercules.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Doug Moore) Team effort brings America’s wounded troops home
It takes a total force effort to care for and move wounded American servicemembers from the frontlines in Southwest Asia to hospitals in the United States. The tasks includes everything from treating patients in forward operating locations to airlifting and caring for them as they move from overseas to stateside locations. One Air Force Reserve
0 10/25
2005
DOVER, Del. -- Senior Master Sgt. Carl Donophan donates platelets for the 100th time July 22, a rare achievement which took him 13 years to accomplish.  Since the Blood Bank of Delmarva opened in the 1970s, only 27 people in Delaware have reached this milestone.  He is a reservist with the 512th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Reservist gives ‘gift of life’ 100 times
Seventeen years ago, Senior Master Sgt. Carl Donophan donated blood for the first time. He is now among an elite group of people who have reached the rare milestone of making his 100th apheresis donation. Apheresis is a type of donation where the donor gives only a certain part of the blood, generally platelets or plasma. After the needed
0 10/25
2005
Default Air Force Logo Reservists protect Airmen at Baghdad base
Two reservists at Baghdad International Airport are shaping force protection for more than 700 people, meshing the future total force with the reality of what is currently around them. Capt. Lisa Maloney and Master Sgt. Mary Webb run the anti-terrorism/force protection office here. Working daily with the Army, the two citizen Airmen use a broad
0 10/25
2005
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Senior Master Sgt. Michael Flake checks out the new, more ergonomic crew cabin seats being installed in Air Force Reserve Command HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.  By the end of the year, all 15 of the command's HH-60Gs will have new seats as well as new fuel tanks in the crew cabin area, giving pararescue and special operations teams more space to operate during combat-search-and-rescue missions.  Sergeant Flake is the lead engineer for the seat replacement project and is assigned to the 305th Rescue Squadron here.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Fred Cusick) Reserve improves safety, floor space on rescue helicopters
Air Force Reserve Command’s 15 combat search and rescue helicopters will get improved crew seats and more cabin space to care for rescued people when modifications are complete this year. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters will feature safer, more ergonomic cabin crew seats. New auxiliary fuel tanks will add more than 7 square feet of useable cabin
0 10/25
2005
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- A C-130 Hercules flies over the base July 19 while spraying for mosquitos. The aerial spraying helps control the mosquito population that has increased because of unseasonably wet weather.  The team is with the 757th Airlift Squadron from Youngstown Air Reserve Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Laws) Mosquito assault

0 10/25
2005
WASHINGTON -- Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood answers questions about the Air Force's future total force initiative during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee July 20. The goal of the future total force initiative is to maximize Air Force capabilities by identifying emerging relevant missions for the active-duty component, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve as a total force team. General Wood is the Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) Future Total Force outlined on Capitol Hill
There will be no "gap" between the end of assigned missions for Air National Guard units and the beginning of their replacement missions. In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on July 20, the director of Air Force plans and programs told legislators the service is working hard to find replacement missions for Air National Guard
0 10/25
2005
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve seeks applicants for full-time duty
The Air Force Reserve is looking for officers and enlisted people to fill full-time Active Guard and Reserve positions. In the past 15 years, the number of AGR slots has increased from 400 to more than 1,900 authorizations. “We have opportunities in many specialties but a larger concentration in career fields such security forces, combat rescue,
0 10/25
2005
Default Air Force Logo Milwaukee C-130 crew earns command flying award
Six reservists earned the 2004 Air Force Association Outstanding Reserve Aircrew Award for safely landing their C-130 Hercules aircraft late last year after it was damaged by enemy ground fire. Maj. Rolf W. Breen and his crew from Milwaukee’s 440th Airlift Wing saved not only themselves and their multimillion dollar airplane but also 57 Soldiers on
0 10/25
2005
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Senior Master Sgt. Todd Patterson and Lea Walker (right) spend time with Noah, a rescued dolphin, on a C-130J Hercules en route to Florida.  Aircrew with the 815th Airlift Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., helped volunteers keep Noah hydrated and comfortable during the three-hour flight.  Ms. Walker is the regional director of the Texas Marine Mammal Standing Network.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James B. Pritchett) Reservists airlift dolphin from Texas to Florida
No one knows how or why Noah, a rough-toothed dolphin, ended up near death on a Texas beach last August. However, his journey home drew national media attention July 15 when he was loaded onto an Air Force Reserve Command C-130J-30 for a flight to Florida. A crew of reservists from the 815th Airlift Squadron here was already flying a reserve
0 10/25
2005
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