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Air Force Reserve Innovation Campaign

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Default Air Force Logo Upon the shoulders of giants
Within the last year, the Air Force Reserve has lost two airpower leaders who were instrumental in the development and continuance of the Reserve as it grew in mission significance in the 1970s and ’80s.Maj. Gen. Homer I. “Pete” Lewis was the first dual-hatted chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Headquarters Air Force Reserve, serving from
0 9/23
2016
Clouds begin to fill the sky during a flight into Hurricane Hermine Sept. 1, 2016 (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather Heiney My ride through Hurricane Hermine
I never knew that you could smell a thunderstorm — they almost smell like hot asphalt or a spark made from flint and steel.   I inhaled deeply trying to memorize that smell at 5,000 feet above the surface of the ocean in a WC-130J Super Hercules in the middle of Hurricane Hermine. It was my first flight with the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather
0 9/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Political season do's and don't's for Reservists
With the presidential election upon us, everyone is encouraged to vote – including those in the military. “The Department of Defense has a longstanding policy of encouraging DoD personnel to carry out the obligations of citizenship,” according to DoD officials. However, civil servants and military members are held to a high standard and can’t
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2016
Col. Scott McLaughlin, 446th Airlift Wing commander, briefs Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James along with Capt. Naomi Warner and Senior Airman Dennis Moos of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during her visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 26. Leading fearlessly and openly
Col. Scott L. McLaughlin, 446th Airlift Wing Commander, writes about how much the military has changed regarding diversity and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) inclusion among our armed forces.
0 6/08
2016
Col. Gregory Gilmour, 315th Airlift Wing commander (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Lane) Embracing diversity by leading from the front
Often times when we hear terms like diversity and inclusion, we think of them more as buzz words or a way to hold someone accountable for not doing the right thing.But what does diversity actually mean to us in the Air Force?  To me, it’s simple, place the right people in the right positions to execute our mission!I recently had the opportunity to
0 6/08
2016
A member of the American Legion Auxillary 626 approaches a table set for those who never came home from war with a red rose, during the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Ceremony at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, April 22. The flower serves as a reminder of service members who are or were missing and those who are still waiting and seeking answers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Harvey) Vietnam veterans honored decades after sacrifice
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Ceremony that took place in a hangar at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas April 22 helped me understand the impact of that war on service members and their families.
0 5/26
2016
Lt. Gen. James Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander From the Top: Passing the Torch
The ending of any assignment is bittersweet, and the end of this one is no different. As I prepare to transition into the next phase with my family, I am excited but also a bit sad. We have accomplished so much together over the last four years, and it will be hard to leave the incredible people and families in our Air Force Reserve. However, I am
0 5/26
2016
Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, command chief master sergeant, Air Force Reserve Command Chief's View: Own Your Career; Own Your Path
I believe it is absolutely critical for you to know what I value as your chief and what we are doing at the headquarters to help our Airmen succeed. My job is to provide you the tools, training and support you need to have a successful Air Force career, but to do that, you need to be proactive and own your own path. I want to take this opportunity
0 5/25
2016
(From left to right) Maj. Brooke Cortez, left, 446th Airlift Wing public affairs officer, Rep. Denny Heck, Col. Scott McLaughlin, 446th AW wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony L. Mack, 446th AW command chief master sergeant, pose for a photograph in Washington, D.C., recently. The Air Force Reserve: A heritage of innovation
Col. Scott L. McLaughlin, 446th Airlift Wing commander, discusses his recent Capitol Hill Visit along with how the Rainier Wing is employing innovation to improve wing operations.
0 5/23
2016
Lt. Col. John Robinson, 315th Operations Group deputy commander, jumps out of a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III over Fryar Drop Zone at Fort Benning, Georgia when he attended the Army's Basic Airborne Course. For 15 years Robinson has been on the other end of the C-17 dropping Soldiers for the BAC, this time it was his brothers in the 701st Airlift Squadron were at the controls. (Courtesy photo) An adventure of a lifetime
Everybody has their idea of what an “adventure of a lifetime” is for them. I got to realize one of those adventures recently as I was invited to attend the Army’s Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.Many events led to an invitation by the battalion commander of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment to attend. He even invited me to stay
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2016
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