• Awards recognize Air Force Reserve safety performances

    Air Force Reserve Command officials announced in January the command’s safety award winners for 2005. The awards recognize achievements in flight, ground and weapons safety along with well-done performances between Oct. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2005. The 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Ariz., captured the most individual and program awards. In flight
  • Position-vacancy promotions change

    Air Force Reserve Command is changing the way it determines the number of early officer promotions, known as position-vacancy promotions. “Starting with the February 2006 Air Force Reserve Major Promotion Selection Board, we will link position-vacancy promotion quotas to mandatory promotion board quotas,” said Col. Shaun Kelleher, chief of the
  • Reserve Command provides help for BRAC-affected personnel

    Air Force Reserve Command is going to great lengths help reservists and civilians with new programs to navigate Base Realignment and Closure changes. The programs include a BRAC guide, member tracking codes, two clearing houses, email boxes and an archive; all designed to assist those affected by the current BRAC, and to create a system should
  • Reserve Command's newest C-17 honors President Reagan

    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan helped the Air Force Reserve Command dedicate its newest C-17 Globemaster III here Jan. 13, in honor of her late husband, the 40th president of the United States . The Spirit of Ronald Reagan is assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly its own C-17s. “We’ve been looking forward
  • Reservist competes for GEICO military service award

    A reservist from Lackland AFB, Texas, is one of four Airmen competing for a Department of Defense-level safety award. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Texas, announced the selection of Tech. Sgt. Anita Garcia of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing in a news release Jan. 11. She is vying for a 2005 Government Employees
  • Charleston family support office best in Air Force Reserve

    Air Force Reserve Command selected the 315th Airlift Wing Family Support Office, Charleston AFB, S.C., as its winner of the 2005 Department of Defense Family Readiness Award. Each of DOD’s seven reserve components chooses its family readiness award winner. These awards recognize the offices that demonstrate outstanding family readiness while
  • Air Force Reserve senior officers move in 2006

    Several senior officer positions in the Air Force Reserve Command will change in early 2006. Those changes include: Col. James J. Muscatell Jr. from commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Base, Minn., to commander of the 302nd AW, Peterson AFB, Colo. Brig. Gen. William P. Kane, commander of the
  • Air Force Reserve to operate with fewer reservists

    Air Force Reserve Command will have a smaller force in 2006. The 2006 Defense Appropriations Act signed by President George W. Bush Dec. 30 funds an end-strength of 74,000 reservists. That’s 2,100 fewer reservists compared to the 2005 end-strength of 76,100. The new legislation also approves 9,852 full-time air reserve technicians and 2,290
  • Reservists benefit from 2006 defense authorization act

    People serving in the Air Force Reserve Command and other reserve components could receive new or enhanced benefits this year. The 2006 National Defense Authorization Act lets the Department of Defense offer reservists a variety of benefits more on par with their active-duty counterparts, said Chuck Witschonke, DOD's deputy director for