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Members of a USAID search and rescue team build a pallett for transport on a C-17. The USAID personnel, who are members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, deployed to Haiti from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Jan. 13.  The C-17 Globemaster III that transported the 72-person team and rescue equipment was from Travis Air Force Base, Calif.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher, released) March Air Reserve Base assists with Haiti earthquake relief efforts
March Air Reserve Base became a hub for Southern California's Haiti earthquake relief effort when a team of approximately 75 U.S. Agency for International Development personnel and their rescue equipment reported to the base for transportation to Port Au Prince, Jan. 13.The deploying personnel, who will be operating under the Office of U.S. Foreign
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A civilian aircraft sits on the runway at Russell Airport in Rome, Ga. Dec. 22 after making an emergency landing without functioning landing gear. Three Reservists from Dobbins Air Reserve Base were on sight and responded to the incident. Dobbins reservists respond to emergency landing
In life or death situations, people often feel a surge of adrenaline. Their hearts thump. Their skin feels moist. Every motion seems exaggerated, making it difficult to function calmly. In these situations, it's important to keep a cool head and calm demeanor.On Dec. 22, 2009, three Dobbins Airmen found themselves in a similar situation. They kept
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For more than 44 years the "Golden Knights" have been wowing audiences at air shows, competitions and most recently, with high profile tandems. During Luke Days 2007 crowds will witness their amazing talent. The U.S. Army parachute team performs more than 27,000 jumps before an estimated 12 million people annually. (Courtesy photo)
Golden Knights train at Homestead
The U.S. Army's world-famous parachute team, the Golden Knights, will train here from Jan. 25 to March 5.The team usually goes to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., for winter training. This is the first time in more than 40 years that the team is going to the Sunshine State for winter training.The closer locality and warmer climates offer better weather
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Chief Master Sgt. Paula Huck takes the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment at March ARB during the B UTA Dec. 12-13. The ANAM tests for mild traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Blair) March uses automated test to screen for injury
It's mandatory. All Airmen must undergo specific testing for a possible injury before going into a combat zone. Concerned the concussion of an explosion may cause brain injury, the Department of Defense created the Neurocognitive Assessment Tool. The U.S. Army began using the NCAT in 2006. As of July 23, 2008, DOD requires all service members to
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Tech. Sgt. Patrick Dunne, Air Force Reserve Pararescueman, times the flutter kicks during the physical ability and stamina test. Each person must pass this test and attend a board to be accepted into the INDOC training. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Leslie Kraushaar) Recruits must pass P.A.S.T. to have future in rescue
"Don't quit." That's the motto here for the pre-indoctrination course for the Air Force Reserve pararescuemen and combat rescue officers. It's an imperative that will stick with these men throughout their two-year training program, known as the "Pipeline."Patrick's 920th Rescue Wing administers the Physical Ability and Stamina Test the first
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 445th Airlift Wing participated with the Air Force Security Assistance Center and the 88th Air Base Wing Dec. 23 to transport two snow removal vehicles and associated snow removal equipment from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to its final destination of Kabul, Afghanistan. The plows will be used to clear runways at Kabul International Airport for the Afghan National Army Air Corps.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn) 445th AW reservists fly snow removal equipment to Afghanistan
The 445th Airlift Wing participated with the Air Force Security Assistance Center and the 88th Air Base Wing Dec. 23 to transport two snow removal vehicles and associated snow removal equipment to Kabul, Afghanistan. The plows will be used to clear runways at Kabul International Airport for the Afghan National Army Air Corps.
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Default Air Force Logo President Signs 2010 Defense Budget Into Law
Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise.President Barack Obama signed the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act into law Dec. 19 after the Senate approved it during a rare early Saturday session. The Senate
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A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron at the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base conducts night aerial refueling training with an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, over southern Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin) Thunderbolt up close
A KC-135R Stratotanker from the Air Force Reserve Command's 336th Air Refueling Squadron conducts night aerial refueling training with an A-10 Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base over southern Arizona. 
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Band of the Air Force Reserve commander Maj. Donald Schofield leads the 60-member orchestra during the 2009 Holiday Notes from Home taped concert Oct. 26 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The annual holiday concert, featuring Amy Grant, Brian McKnight, Take 6, Band of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings ensemble, will broadcast on Gospel Music Channel and American Forces Network. (U.S. Air Force/Ken Hackman) Holiday Notes from Home airs Dec 23-25
Amy Grant, Brian McKnight and Take 6 join the Band of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings in this year's Holiday Notes from Home concert on the American Forces Network and the Gospel Music Channel this holiday season.The hour-long special will air on the Gospel Music Channel Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. The American Forces Network is scheduled to
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While deployed in support of the National Weather Service in February, flightline personnel ensured aircraft were prepared to fly winter storm missions by de-icing them. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters collect data ahead of winter storms to improve the accuracy of forecast models by 10 percent. In addition to Pacific storms, the squadron flies winter storms along the eastern seaboard, sometimes called nor?easters, which often form during the months of December to the end of April. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Randy Bynon) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly first winter storm
The Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunters" are tasked by the National Weather Service to fly their first winter storm of the season on the East Coast starting Friday.The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" assigned to the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., are perhaps best known for their primary mission: to collect
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