AF Reserve News

Yellow Ribbon reveres military children
Dominick Lopez and Kyera Rowe, both children of military parents who recently deployed, participate in a dance-off contest during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Chicago, April 21, 2018. The children also were awarded certificates of accomplishment as part of the Month of the Military Child program celebrated annually during the month of April. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of National Guard Bureau, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. Miller met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks to the audience at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D-4th) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., April13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
Component chiefs for the Guard and Reserve prepare to be seated prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
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Default Air Force Logo C-141 approaches historical conclusion as last flight nears
Since its first flight Dec. 17, 1963, the C-141 Starlifter has had a prestigious history. The last chapter of that history begins in October when the Air Force’s last C-141 unit, the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, starts replacing its Starlifters with C-5 Galaxy planes. Over the years, C-141s have carried cargo, passengers and
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BEAUMONT, Texas (AFPN) -- Shep and Lilly make their way to a C-141 Starlifter from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during the final hours of an air evacuation from the Southeast Texas Regional Airport here Sept. 22. The dogs and their owner, Linda Haley, were evacuated from the path of Hurricane Rita.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) Wright-Patt reservists evacuate patients from Rita’s path
A C-141 aircraft from the 445th Airlift Wing here airlifted 59 patients to safety from Beaumont, Texas, Sept. 23 before Hurricane Rita slammed the Gulf Coast. The crew and plane returned to Wright-Patt late that night. “We were the last plane, period, out of Beaumont,” said Lt. Col. Steve Bastian, one of the three pilots from the wing’s 356th
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050922-F-2089T-002   First Lt. Eric Palichat, a C-141 pilot with the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, says he is looking forward to flying C-5 Galaxies. The Air Force Reserve Command unit is slated to get its first C-5 jumbo jet Oct. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ted Theopolos)

Air Force reservists fly last C-141 mission to combat zone
C-141 Starlifter aircraft began shuttling sick and wounded from combat zones more than 40 years. That ends Sept. 30 when the plane’s last war-time mission returns from Iraq. An aircrew from Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Wing left here Sept. 25 to take cargo to Europe and bring military patients out of the Middle East. The flight will be
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Default Air Force Logo Units fly relief missions before Hurricane Rita hits
Air Force Reserve Command airlift crews from at least three states flew to Beaumont, Texas, in preparation for Hurricane Rita before the storm made landfall. A C-17 crew from the 446th Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash., took off Sept. 22 heading for Travis AFB, Calif., to pick up 400 patient litters and 800 cargo straps. The crew then flew to
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050920-F-7264T-003    Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Wilds, a reservist with the 41st Aerial Port Squadron, strips out water-damaged sheetrock from the 403rd Wing headquarters building at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Sept. 20. Sergeant Wilds and his crew of volunteers are working to rehab the building after it was flooded with sea water from Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bob Thompson)                               Rebuilding of Hurricane Hunters’ home begins
Reservists of the 403rd Wing at Keesler AFB, Miss., are flying their airlift and hurricane tracking missions despite conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Although many of their neighborhoods were wiped out by the Aug. 30 devastation, the Hurricane Hunters continued to track other storms Philippe, Ophelia and Rita. “It is amazing to see
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Lt. Col. Rob Ament inspects his night-vision device before a rescue flight.  The devices include night-vision goggles, a helmet mounting system and a battery pack.  Rescuers on HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters used the equipment to locate people in New Orleans stranded by Hurricane Katrina.  Colonel Ament is the director of operations for Air Force Reserve Command's 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo) Technology for war helps save lives in New Orleans
Night-time flying through the darkened, flooded streets of New Orleans presented unique challenges to rescuers from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crews constantly had to look out for power lines, buildings and other rescue aircraft in the area. Air Force Reserve Command has some of the
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Command seeks greater climate survey participation
Air Force Reserve Command leaders want everyone in the command – military and civilian – to participate in the 2005 Air Force Climate Survey. The survey runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 23. “Last year was the first time AFRC participated in the survey, and the results were tremendous,” said Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, AFRC commander. “The 33-percent
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Default Air Force Logo ELTP provides civilians opportunity to assist Katrina victims
Air Force civilian employees who want to assist people who bore the wrath of Hurricane Katrina may do so through the emergency leave transfer program. ELTP permits U.S. government employees to donate unused annual leave for transfer to fellow employees adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina. Leave transfer recipients who need additional time off
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Default Air Force Logo Government civilians offered way to help Katrina survivors
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many Americans want to do whatever they can to help those directly affected, and now government civilians have another way to help in this effort. Government civilian employees may now volunteer to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hurricane Katrina efforts through the Federal Employee Volunteer
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NEW ORLEANS -- A U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules from the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, sprays Dibrom, a pesticide approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, over the city Sept. 13.  The C-130 crew plans to spray the New Orleans area first, then other affected Gulf Coast areas as required.  Crews will target are primarily mosquitoes and filth flies, which are capable of transmitting diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, and various types of Encephalitis.  The C-130 is capable of spraying about 60,000 acres per day.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) Spraying over the Crescent City

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