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Airman 2nd Class Richard Staley (far right), socializes with fellow Airmen from the 512th Troop Carrier Wing Medium during a wing dining-in, known as a "wing ding," circa 1956. Staley joined the Air Force Reserve unit, then located in New Castle, Del., in 1954, seven years after the Air Force became a separate service. (Courtesy photo) Former 512th member offers glimpse into 1950's Reserve life
(Editor's note: The 512th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office frequently receives requests for unit patches. One of those requests was from someone who said he was a proud Air Force veteran who served in the 512th AW decades ago. This is his story.)THE EARLY YEARSThe 512th Airlift Wing was flying C-46 transport aircraft when a 17-year-old from
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2011
Airman First Class David Atchison poses in front of an F-15 Eagle at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (Photo courtesty of David Atchison) Comic book creator reflects on Air Force Reserve experience
When writers introduce a character to the comic super hero canon, they usually begin with a common theme. The protagonist possesses some raw talent and power but lacks the competence and confidence to effectively transmit those skills into any great accomplishment. In fact, the greatest enemy of the new character is often a lack of
0 10/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo The nuts and bolts of combat search and rescue
In NASCAR, the drivers who win races get all the glory, while the team behind them fine tuning their cars for optimal performance, sometimes go unnoticed. It's no different in the 920th Rescue Wing. Behind the pilots is a team that works to ensure its combat search and rescue (CSAR) aircraft perform optimally in a race against the clock to save
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2011
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Family members, friends and colleagues commemorated the retirement of Master Sgt. Robert Anderson, 445th Maintenance Operations Flight, and Master Sgt. Mary Anderson, 445th Maintenance Squadron Sept. 10 in a dual-retirement ceremony here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mikhail Berlin)
Reserve couple retire in dual ceremony
When an Air Force Reserve couple who have the same job, the same rank, and same career field decide to retire at the same time, one could say it's a 'match made in heaven.'Family members, friends and colleagues came to commemorate the retirement of Master Sgt. Robert Anderson, 445th Maintenance Operations Flight, and Master Sgt. Mary Anderson,
0 10/05
2011
Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Adriance, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydaulic systems apprentice out of McChord Field, Wash., makes some last few adjustments to his safety harness before getting in a Condor Maintenance Platform basket to place external locks on a C-17 Globemaster III rudder, Sept. 22, 2011. Adriance is also a high school math teacher in Coupeville, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle) Math teacher calculates success on C-17 planes
Some career advisers might tell a person who specializes in mathematics to consider a military career in computer science, operations research, finance or cryptography.Airman 1st Class Joel Adriance is a high school math teacher in Coupeville, Wash. He decided to use his skills in a different area when he joined the 446th Aircraft Maintenance
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2011
(A-10) Master Sgt. Larry Washington, of the 442nd Fighter Wing, pictured here (far left) is retiring after three decades of military service. Washington has worked as a public affairs specialist, first sergeant, Airmen and Family Readiness specialist and now helps with Newcomer’s Flight. The 442nd Fighter Wing is an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Tech. Sgt. Kent Kagarise). Army dragged him in, 39 years later, AF Reserve had to drag him out
He was underneath the flatbed trailer of his racecar making adjustments when an olive-drab green vehicle pulled up. He found the solid, black wall tires of the vehicle to be strange, but was impressed with the shiny black boots - those of a solider-- of the man who stepped out. The soldier then kicked his leg that stuck out from underneath the
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2011
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.- Pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing here pose with Chaplain (Col.) Bill Willis, Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain, as a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter flies by. "This is a great way to pump up their enthusiasm which will hopefully carry them through their seminary training, until they can reappoint as a chaplain," said Willis in regards to the tour the 920th RQW hosted Aug. 11 and 12. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Natasha Dowridge) Future chaplains get pararescue fit to fight
Being an Airmen in a combat-search-and-rescue wing, there's a high demand for physical, mental, moral and spiritual readiness at a moment's notice.The job demands persistent visits to the gym, while the mental, moral and spiritual aspect may be harder to come by. To meet this need, Air Force Reserve Command spiritual leaders, known as chaplains,
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2011
Retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley, former Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his wife, Jan Bradley, visit Afghanistan, where they've begun building three schools for Afghan children. They also created the Lamia Foundation, named after a little girl Bradley met in 2007, which provides clothing and food to Afghan children in need. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy photo) Couple answers call for help in Afghanistan
For a former commander of the Air Force Reserve Command and his wife, a single deployment to Afghanistan was a life-changing event. In December 2007, Lt. Gen. John Bradley was about to go on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. He said he heard about a volunteer effort at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, that involved providing humanitarian aid to
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2011
Combat Cameraman Master Sgt. Dawn Price aboard a U.S. Marine Corps MH-53 helicopter over the Gulf of Tadjora between Djibouti and Yemen. (U.S. Army Photo/Spec. Michelle Lawrence) Air Force Reservist balances deployment, family and highway patrol duties
Any Air Force Reservist who has visited Death Valley may as well have spent time in Djibouti, Africa, as the two locations, though thousands of miles apart, share many characteristics: blistering year-round temperature, a climate dry enough to suck moisture from a rock, annual rainfall of less than five inches, and insufferably harsh terrain.
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2011
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ken MacArthur (left), a Survival Evasion Resistance Escape instructor with the 446th Operations Support Flight, discusses the proper way to use a portable GPS device with U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Osmant Pyle from the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during a training exercise July 9 at McChord Field, Wash. Flight crew members with the 446th Airlift Wing are required to complete SERE training every three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grant Saylor) SERE instructors teach survivor instinct
You're flying mission critical supplies to troops in the field behind enemy lines. Suddenly and without warning, your aircraft is rocked by a surface-to-air missile. The number two engine groans as oil pressure plummets and flames lick the cowling. The pilot radios a distress call and tells you and your fellow Airmen to ready for a possible
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2011
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