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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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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve takes on recruiting challenges
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 19. Recruiting quality service members is a top priority for the Air Force Reserve. Competition for these members among
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve retention remains on track
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 19. WASHINGTON – Retaining quality service people is a top priority for the Air Force Reserve, and officer and enlisted
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Default Air Force Logo Minneapolis youth ‘boldly goes’ to space camp
Going to camp this summer has proven to be a memorable experience for one youth here. Carissa Ott, 15, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Greg Ott of the 27th Aerial Port Squadron, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, and his wife, Becky. She was one of several youths across the Air Force who received a scholarship to attend
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Default Air Force Logo Willow Grove operates joint hazmat pharmacy
More joint operations seem to be the way of the future for America’s military, with the four branches of service sharing land, runways, missions and services. At Willow Grove, they are sharing chemicals, too. Located on the southeast side of the base, the Willow Grove hazmat pharmacy provides the chemical supply function for 130 supply accounts,
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Air Force reservists volunteer for ship duty

050813-F-6504N-001 Staff Sgt. Robert Brown, an Air Force reservist with the 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, prepares to drill out a deck plug on the teakwood deck of the USS Missouri. More than 100,000 deck plugs have been replaced since restoration of the Iowa-class battleship began in 1998. Sergeant Brown is one of many members of Air Force Reserve Commands 624th Regional Support Group, who have volunteered their time this summer to help restore the historic battleship docked at Ford Island, Oahu. Restoration efforts on the ship, popularly known as the "Mighty Mo," stepped up recently in anticipation of celebrations scheduled for Sept. 2, commemorating the 60th anniversary of its role as the site of Japan's unconditional surrender to Allied Forces, which ended World War II. Volunteer work on the USS Missouri is part of the 624th RSGs ongoing community outreach program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel)


  Reservists volunteer for ship duty

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Chief Master Sgt. Mike Harper (left) and Tech. Sgt. Daniel Barrera carry a patient onto an Air Force Reserve Command C-130 Hercules here Aug. 31. Sixty-two patients, all from the Air Force Village in Gulfport, Miss., arrived here by bus and stayed in the base gym. The patients were moved Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Chief Harper is a 908th Airlift Wing loadmaster, and Sergeant Barrera is assigned to the 42nd Aeromedical Dental Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carl Bergquist)
Reserve moves veterans out of harms way

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Default Air Force Logo AFRC exceeds recruiting goal for 5th consecutive year
For the fifth consecutive year, Air Force Reserve Command has exceeded its recruiting goal. This year is the earliest the command has achieved its annual requirement. The recruiting year ends Sept. 30. AFRC Recruiting Service met its 2005 recruiting year goal Aug. 11 when it accessed its 8,800th recruit, and the numbers continue to climb. As of
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Default Air Force Logo $400,000 of SGLI coverage starts Sept. 1
Four hundred thousand dollars of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance automatically goes into effect for everyone in the U.S. military Sept. 1. If people don’t want the maximum SGLI coverage, they will have to change it in writing, even if they opted for much less or none in the past. The current maximum coverage is $250,000. In addition, a new law
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