AF Reserve News

Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Raven, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, climbs over a high bar during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lundborg, assigned to 4th Combat Camera Squadron, climbs a rope during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keifer Bowes (left) and Airman 1st Class Matthew Zakrzewski, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, run during the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris (left) and Senior Airman Maygan Straight, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, conduct the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight (top), and Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, treat a simulated casualty during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, collects Sensitive Site Exploitation imagery during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Tech Sgt Jose Neri, a recruiter with Team March, works the pull up bar area of the new mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo.The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
A look at the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform. The MMP is a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. The MMP is equipped with large high definition touchscreen that feature interactive quizzes and games, and a photo booth for attendees to take photos against pre-loaded Air Force Reserve branded backdrops. It also features a pull-up bar for those looking for something more physical. A unique feature on the MMP is a charging station. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Chuck Wandzilak, a recruiter at Team March, assists a air show guest with sending his photo to himsself as part of the Air Force Reserve photo booth, which is part of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Marcus Hearns, a recruiter at Team March, talks to an air show attendee at the charging station of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)

Air National Guard hosts Open Skies flight

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J aircraft taxies at Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St. Joesph, Mo. February 1, 2018 after a training flight for the Treaty on Open Skies. Personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and the Czech Republic participated in the flight designed to promote international cooperation and transparency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hillier)

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J aircraft taxies at Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St. Joesph, Mo. Feb. 1, 2018 after a training flight for the Treaty on Open Skies. Personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and the Czech Republic participated in the flight designed to promote international cooperation and transparency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hillier)

ROSECRANS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mo. (AFNS) -- The Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing hosted members of partner military forces for joint training flights over the U.S. at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base here, January 31 to February 2, 2018.

The flights were in accordance with the Treaty on Open Skies, a multi-national arms control treaty designed to build confidence and security among participating nations. Under the terms of the agreement, each state party is allowed to conduct a specified number of flights over the various parties’ territories.

The training flights were conducted on a Canadian CC-130J, a military aircraft similar to the U.S. C-130J Super Hercules, based at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Canada.

Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice greeted delegations from the treaty partners and said he was proud to showcase guardsmen’s capabilities in supporting the flight.

“It’s the first time the Air National Guard has been at the table being an active part of something significantly bigger than ourselves in the DoD,” said Rice. “It’s a great opportunity for us to show our professionalism and pride, to show our exceptional facilities and our ability to add value to something very important to our country: the safety, security and stability of how we operate in the world.”

Col. Edward Black, 139th Airlift Wing commander, said his Airmen were proud to be taking part in fulfilling America’s treaty obligations, and for the opportunity to show off their city.

“The 139th Airlift Wing is honored to be part of the Open Skies Treaty,” said Black. “Our role as host to the treaty nations further confirms our unit's commitment to building partnerships. We thank our civic leaders for their support, and look forward to this opportunity to bring more visitors to St. Joseph.”

The Treaty on Open Skies was ratified by the United States in 1992 and went into effect on January 1, 2002. Since that time, the agreement has grown to cover 34 nations which have conducted more than 1350 flights under its auspices.