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Senior Master Sgt. Scott Clements, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit productions supervisor, stands in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, March 2, 2009. Sergeant Clements was in an accident four years ago, which resulted in a below-the-knee amputation on his left leg. He uses a prosthetic leg, but it does not stop him from being the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano) Air Force reservist gets chance to prove himself
When Senior Master Sgt. Scott Clements drives around the flightline here supervising crew chiefs and making sure jets are ready to fly, people aren't likely to give him a second look. That changes when he puts on a pair of Air Force physical training shorts. "I was in a motorcycle accident four years ago," said Sergeant Clements, 4th Aircraft
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2009
Tech. Sgt. Dawn Scott, 512th Logisitcs Readiness Squadron supply management specialist, visited a local mud-hut home in Swaziland, Africa. She and her family lived in Africa during her duty as an American diplomat to the U.S. Embassy in Swaziland. She and her family returned to Africa months later after Sergant Scott took a job as human resources director to the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. (submitted photo)                                Face of America: Liberty Wing Airman serves as world diplomat
When Air Force reservist Tech. Sgt. Dawn Scott dons her sage-striped Airman Battle Uniform and combat boots, she represents the United States of America. As a civilian, she slips into a business suit and pair of pumps to do the same. Sergeant Scott, 512th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply management specialist, works as a civil service recruiter
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2009
Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron's Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight and the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility along with volunteers wait with stretchers and buses to off-load patients at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, after an aeromedical evacuation mission Feb. 27, 2009. The 332nd EAEF transports servicemembers wounded, injured or sick from remote locations to a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Elizabeth Rissmiller) Dobbins reservists play cirtical role in airlifting wounded warriors
Their mornings start with a briefing in a small building on the edge of the flightline. Wearing tan flight suits, the five Airmen receive their weapons and begin going over their checklists. These Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron are not preparing for a standard combat mission; they are readying themselves to go in
0 3/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo BIMAAs ensure readiness of Air Force's strategic reserve
As the Air Force's operations tempo changes, so does the role of Air Force Reserve individual mobilization augmentees. Today, these Airmen called IMAs, are the Air Force's strategic reserve. They serve whenever, in whatever capacity necessary to complete the Air Force mission. At times, IMAs backfill during manning shortages; other times they
0 2/13
2009
From left, Maj. Irby Rivera, Col. Pete Maynard, President-elect Barack Obama and Maj. Jon Bryant pose for the camera on Mr. Obama's last commercial charter flight before becoming president of the United States. All three military officers are Citizen Airmen and commercial airline pilots in civilian life. (Courtesy photo)

Citizen Airmen fly president-elect on civilian job
As civilians, three Citizen Airmen got the chance to meet their future commander in chief before President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Col. Pete Maynard, Maj. Jon Bryant and Maj. Irby Rivera flew as commercial airline pilots on Mr. Obama's last charter flight before he became president. Federal law ensures
0 2/06
2009
Maj. Kelli Molter, aide-de-camp to the commander of Air Force Reserve Command in the Pentagon, poses with Chad Fenton after a triathlon. Mr. Fenton, who is blind, is personally trained and coached by Major Molter, who uses her Ironman experiences to assist physically disabled individuals compete in sporting events. (Courtesy photo) Athlete uses iron will to help others reach goals
An Air Force reservist who completed an Ironman United Kingdom competition last year is using her experiences to help physically disabled individuals realize their full potential. "For me, the Ironman is an event that has me train, be fit and represent the Air Force in an extraordinary way," said Maj. Kelli Molter, aide-de-camp to the commander of
0 11/19
2008
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Colleen Kelley talks with a mother during the colonel's deployment to Guatemala. Colonel Kelley is the chief of flight medicine with the 439th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. A reservist from Vermont, she spent two weeks in Guatemala in 2005, treating patients in remote clinics with the 710th Medical Squadron from Omaha, Neb. Two years later, she was part of a combined medical missionary mission to Bizerte, Tunisia, at Kharouba Air Base, where she trained with the Tunisian military, teaching aeromedical transport concepts. (Courtesy photo) Delays don't deter Westover doc from following dream
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Colleen E. Kelley was headed into the military in 1983, but a fall out of a tree delayed her service for 17 years. Westover's chief of flight medicine received a military scholarship for medical school when the accident put her on crutches for six months. Then, medical school, marriage, three kids and a job kept her away from her
0 11/17
2008
KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Yavello, 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron response force leader, reads a post brief to Master Sgt. John Newman, 506th ESFS assistant flight chief, here Sept 27.  Sergeants Newman and Yavello are one of many security forces Airmen deployed to ensure base defense.  The 506th ESFS, the largest squadron on Kirkuk, comprises almost half of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group and includes both active-duty and reserve Airmen from 32 different home-station units.  Both sergeants are deployed from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  Sergeant Newman calls Abondale, Ariz., home and Sergeant Yavello calls Scottsdale, Ariz., home.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Randi Flaugh) Air Force reservists defend base in Iraq
Members of the 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron here are putting to rest any misconceptions about how involved Airmen are engaged in the fight on the ground in Iraq. Kirkuk Regional Air Base is currently the only installation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility where Air Force security forces are responsible for all
0 10/21
2008
Master Sgt. Laura Perry, an air reserve technician with Air Force Reserve Command's 512th Civil Engineer Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Del., donated her kidney to her fiance' and fellow squadron member Staff Sgt. Mark Shortt Sept. 22 at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. In August 2007, Sergeant Shortt was diagnosed with acute renal failure, meaning his kidneys lost the ability to filter waste products from the blood and regulate the body's fluid balance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Donna Miranda) Gift of life - reservist donates kidney to fiancé
Master Sgt. Laura Perry gave her heart to her fiancé in 2005 after a chance meeting at the NCO club on Lackland AFB, Texas. Three years later she gave him the gift of life. Sergeant Perry, an air reserve technician with the 512th Civil Engineer Squadron here, donated her kidney to her fiancé and fellow squadron member Staff Sgt. Mark Shortt Sept.
0 10/17
2008
Senior Airman Andria J. Allmond, 512th Airlift Wing, participated in the half-marathon portion of Air Force Marathon activities Sept. 18 to 20 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She finished the 13.1 miles with a time of 1 hour and 44 minutes, ranking her at 229th out of about 2,500 competitors and 8th in her age group of 25 to 29. Pictured with her following the run is Chief Master Sgt. Gregory W. Koenig, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, who inspired Airman Allmond to participate in the event and mentored her during the training phase. He ran the full marathon in 3 hours, 42 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Submitted photo) Chief's challenge motivates Airman to run in marathon
During a temporary duty assignment to Robins AFB, Ga., I met "that" guy who makes everyone else look as physically fit as Jabba-the-Hut on a stair-climber. Over the next few months, a challenge made by this seasoned athlete would reinvent my views on challenging myself, overcoming obstacles and instilling me with a renewed sense of pride. Chief
0 10/08
2008
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