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Capt. Kaci Dixon climbs onto a bridge at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. She was participating in a training exercise with the 125th Special Tactics Squadron. (Courtesy photo) Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.For instance take Capt. Kaci Dixon, who is currently an intelligence individual mobilization augmentee, assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command. Dixon
0 9/05
2017
Rescue teams from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, rescue stranded victims trapped by flooding from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. The 920th RQW deployed roughly 90 Citizen Airmen, three Pave Hawks and two HC-130Ns in support of Air Force Northern’s search and rescue mission for FEMA disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Florida Reserve Airmen fly Texas relief missions
A contingent of 95 Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Cocoa Beach, Florida, joined forces with several other groups of military rescue assets and were airborne within the first few hours of arriving here, exercising their combat rescue skills over and around Houston.
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Wright-Pat C-17 delivers Hurricane Harvey relief teams
An Air Force Reserve C-17A from the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, delivered U.S. Army Soldiers to Kelly Field, Texas Aug. 31. The Soldiers are assigned to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston, Port Author and and other areas affected by the massive flooding. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Elizabeth
0 9/01
2017
CIOR CIMIC Committee Chairperson, United States Air Force Colonel Vanessa Dornhoefer introduces key committee concepts. Reservists address European migrant crisis with Allies, partners
In the spirit of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “Twice-the-Citizen” approach, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard reservists, along with an international committee from 13 NATO nations, led a three-day civil-military exercise, known as a CIMEX, that addressed the migrant crisis across Europe, Africa and in the Mediterranean Sea.
0 9/01
2017
Air Force Master Sgt. Viviana Molina, 73rd Aerial Port Squadron air transportation, secures webbing straps on 90,000 lbs. of American Red Cross supplies August 29, 2017, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Supplies included blankets and cots and were transported as part of the Defense Support of Civil Authority. Department of Defense provides medium and heavy lift rotary wing assets, along with ground transportation, to move personnel, commodities and equipment within Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ms. Julie Briden-Garcia) 301st supports Hurricane Harvey relief
Air Force Master Sgt. Viviana Molina, 73rd Aerial Port Squadron air transportation, secures webbing straps on 90,000 lbs. of American Red Cross supplies August 29, 2017, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Supplies included blankets and cots and were transported as part of the
0 8/31
2017
Maj. Jason Tomas, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot and his crew rescued five people their first day on the job August 29, 2017 hoisting them up from the flooded Texas grounds below. Approximately 94 Citizen Airmen have joined forces with their northern neighbors at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, the 23rd Rescue Wing, and are operating out of College Station, Texas to rescue people affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in support of Air Force’s Northern search and rescue mission for FEMA disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo) Reserve Citizen Airmen saving lives in Texas
Rescuing people in his former home state was thrilling for HH-60G pilot Maj. Jason Tomas, a Florida resident who grew up in Houston. “One of the rescues was close to my hometown, within 10 miles. I didn’t’ realize it at the time,” he said, but upon looking at the map after landing he saw the proximity and was thrilled.  Tomas and his crew rescued
0 8/30
2017
An explosive ordnance disposal robot pulls a tarp off barrels on the back of a truck during a simulated EOD training scenario at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Aug. 22, 2017. The scenario was part of the second annual Eastern National Robot Rodeo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins hosts EOD teams from around the world, tests new technology
A group of explosive ordnance disposal technicians gathered around a set of displays under a tent set up about 20 yards from a small, yellow cinder block building. Inside the building are several rooms, one of which appears to be a makeshift laboratory for manufacturing crystal methamphetamine. The technician in the middle of the pack held an Xbox
0 8/30
2017
The local media covered approximately 90 Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing as they deployed to Texas to exercise their hurricane relief capabilities August 28, 2017. Wing Airmen launched three HH-60G Pave Hawk combat-search-and-rescue helicopters and two combat king HC-130P/N aerial refueling aircraft to Naval Air Station Ft. Worth Joint Reserve Base where Tenth Air Force Headquarters is located. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Air Combat Command gives the order to provide disaster relief following Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects to the state, the 920th will be ready to help. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow) 920th Rescue Wing deploys for Texas
A group of 91 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, deployed to Texas to exercise their hurricane relief capabilities. “We train constantly for situations like this. Our Airmen are highly specialized and have the ability to utilize their expert combat life-saving skills and aircraft to provide relief
0 8/28
2017
Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Hurricane Harvey during a mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Aug. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters track Harvey
Harvey began as a scattered collection of clouds drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and in just over a week has developed into a category two hurricane.
0 8/25
2017
Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve
For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Citizen Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.Separation from the service he loved so much was never an option for Senior Airman Kevin Greene, a healthcare management technician with the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and
0 8/22
2017
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