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A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron,
takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 25.  The KC-135 flew as a
target of interest in an exercise known as Jungle Shield.  The KC-135s were
deployed to support U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Support Package and
Continuous Bomber Presence in the Asia-Pacific region. They redeployed to
March Air Reserve Base, Cali., Aug. 31.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman
Christopher Bush/Released)
March refuelers complete Pacific deployment
The second team of 110 reservists from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., returned home Aug. 31 after completing the last half of a four-month rotation supporting air refueling missions in the Asia-Pacific region. The Airmen from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing flew KC-135 Stratotankers on aerial refueling missions for F-22s and B-52s supporting Pacific
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Lt. Col. Emma Faulk, a flight nurse in the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., participated in her second Joint Readiness Training Center exercise Aug. 18-25, 2009, at Fort Polk and Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. According to Air Force records, the 65-year-old reservist is currently the oldest flight nurse serving in the Air Force Reserve and possibly the entire Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jim Araos) 65-year-old flight nurse still saving lives
The members of the flight crew were alerted at 3:30 a.m. about their aeromedical evacuation mission. They hadn't eaten since the previous evening and wouldn't eat again for another day. After a long but successful aeromedical evacuation mission aboard their Belgian C-130, which began at a simulated bare-base here and ended at Fort Polk, La., they
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COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- An Air Force Reserve Pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing parachutes out of a HC-130P/N to a landing zone established in the Atlantic Ocean off Cocoa Beach as part of a demonstration for local civic leaders, citizens of and visitors to the Cocoa Beach community and military members during a ceremony honoring military men and women, both past and present from the area Sept. 11. The 920th Rescue Wing conducted a Search and Rescue operation involving Pararescuemen parachuting from unit-equipped HC-130P/N aircraft into the ocean and a rescue operation with the unit's HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter which also performed during a air-to-air refueling demonstration with the HC-130P/N. The 920th Rescue Wing will conduct similar capability demonstrations during the Cocoa Beach air show scheduled for October 2-4 at Alan Shepard Park along Highway A1A in. U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Rob Grande. Rescuers show skills at military salute demo
A dozen pararescuemen, or PJs, from the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing demonstrated how they get to work to save mariners who are in distress or lost at sea. They parachuted from an HC-130P/N Hercules aircraft into the Atlantic Ocean off Cocoa Beach Sept. 11 just after 6 p.m. The jumphighlighted a Space Coast Military Salute commencing a
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Beach-goers pause to do pull-ups at the pararescue recruiting booth at the San Clemente Ocean Festival, Aug. 18. Recruiters from March ARB teamed up with Tuscon, Ariz. recruiters for the event. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Lifeguards to the 'pararescue'
A picturesque, palm-tree lined beach teeming with sunbathers may seem an unlikely place to find recruiters seeking applicants for an elite military unit. Yet, the sunny California beaches were exactly what Air Force Reserve recruiter Tech. Sgt. William Biddle had in mind when he enlisted help from the Western Recruiting Squadron at March ARB to
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2009
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Scott Bunch, 433rd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group crew chief, is marshalling a C-5 Galaxy from his unit in preparation for it to take off for a morning training mission Sept. 8.  Forty one reservists from the 433rd AW Maintenance Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, set up shop here Sept. 3 for a two-week stay to support two C-5s from their unit that are temporarily flying training missions here while their runway is closed for repairs.  (U. S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn) Texans fly to Ohio to continue flight training mission
A taste of Texas swept through the 445th Maintenance Group Sept. 3 when 43 reservists assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, arrived to set up shop for two weeks. Chief Master Sgts. Joseph Campbell, 433rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, and Theodore Williams, 433rd Maintenance Squadron superintendent, led a team of
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Master Sgt. Richard Biasi, 512th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a C-5M Super Galaxy moments before a historical take off. A Team Dover aircrew onboard "The Spirit of Normandy," unofficially set 41 records in a single flight Sept. 13. The certified results are expected to be released in about a month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto) C-5M crew claims 41 world records
A Dover aircrew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy, named the Spirit of Normandy, unofficially set 41 world records in a single flight, taking off from the base before dawn Sept. 13. The results are pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association and should be finalized in about a month, said Kristan Maynard, the NAA official observer who
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2009
From Left to Right, Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson, Chief of Staff Air, Minn. Air National Guard, Senior Airman Sammy Muriuki, 934th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, and Senior Airman Amaris Carter, 934th CF salute at the Patriot Day 0-11 ceremony at the Minnesota state capitol. (Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Josh Moshier) Reservist from Kenya attains U.S. citizenship
Some people talk about opportunity; others embrace it. Senior Airman Sammy Muriuki, 934th Communications Flight records custodian, picked the latter by accepting American citizenship in a ceremony in Arden Hills, Minn., Aug. 19. With his oath of allegiance, he achieved a dream that began when he arrived in the United States in August 2002. By doing
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ARCNet -- Air Reserve Component Network logo ReserveNet changes to ARCNet, welcomes Air National Guard
ReserveNet has a new name and a new mission.  After a year of coordination between the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, ARCNet was established Sept. 1 to provide ReserveNet capabilities to ANG members. Until now, only reservists had access to these resources used to train, communicate and prepare for executing their missions. The new
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2009
First Lt. Frank Sevey, a Reservist at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., helped provide medical aid to twin sisters involved in a car incident on Fort Lewis on the morning of Aug. 21.  The lieutenant is a pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Patrick Cabellon) McChord reservist provides aid to accident victims
First Lt. Frank Sevey was driving to work Aug. 21 when he found himself a first responder to an accident requiring him to give medical aid to a stranger. It was a clear day on Fort Lewis when Lieutenant Sevey of the 313th Airlift Squadron glanced in his rearview mirror and saw a single-car accident. "All I saw was a whole bunch of dust," he said.
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2009
Fire captain Frank Hanson of the March Air Reserve Base (Calif.) firehouse stands in front of a house that his strike team was able to save. The base
firefighters received a request for assistance from the local community Aug. 29, 2009, to help battle the massive Station Fire north of Los Angeles.
(Courtesy photo)
March firefighters help community battle Station Fire
The base firehouse here received a request for assistance Aug. 29 to help fight Station Fire north of Los Angeles. The call activated Strike Team 6051A, a team of local fire engines. In addition to March ARB's Engine 10, the strike team included one engine from Indio, one from Murrieta and two from Riverside. March sent fire captain Frank Hanson,
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