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Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Raven, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, climbs over a high bar during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lundborg, assigned to 4th Combat Camera Squadron, climbs a rope during the obstacle course portion of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 2018.The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keifer Bowes (left) and Airman 1st Class Matthew Zakrzewski, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, run during the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris (left) and Senior Airman Maygan Straight, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, conduct the 10-mile road march part of the 2018 SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 3, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it's hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight (top), and Airman 1st Class Franklin Harris, both assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, treat a simulated casualty during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maygan Straight, assigned to 1st Combat Camera Squadron, collects Sensitive Site Exploitation imagery during the Urban Warfare Simulation lane of the 2018 Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 2, 2018. The competition is an annual event open to all branches of the military, it’s hosted by the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) in order to test the technical and tactical proficiencies of Department of Defense combat photographers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Tech Sgt Jose Neri, a recruiter with Team March, works the pull up bar area of the new mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo.The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
Reserve Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
A look at the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform. The MMP is a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. The MMP is equipped with large high definition touchscreen that feature interactive quizzes and games, and a photo booth for attendees to take photos against pre-loaded Air Force Reserve branded backdrops. It also features a pull-up bar for those looking for something more physical. A unique feature on the MMP is a charging station. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Chuck Wandzilak, a recruiter at Team March, assists a air show guest with sending his photo to himsself as part of the Air Force Reserve photo booth, which is part of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
AFRC Recruiting Service rolls out mobile marketing platform
Master Sgt Marcus Hearns, a recruiter at Team March, talks to an air show attendee at the charging station of the new Air Force Reserve mobile marketing platform at the March Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo. The MMP is an interactive a marketing tool that will increase awareness and audience engagement, generate leads, and educate influencers about the Air Force Reserve. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt Chance Babin)
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Maj. Gen. Ronald B. Miller, 10th Air Force commander, congratulates the 301st Fighter Wing Recruiting Flight on winning the Pacific category for the 2017 Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Recruiting Challenge March 12, 2018 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The flight placed 18 members from the IRR into the active Air Force Reserve, which surpassed 42 other recruiting units. The Air Force Reserve Command Commander and Air Force Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller issued the challenge to continue to build the command's experienced force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Harvey) Recruiters make it to the top
Maj. Gen. Ronald B. Miller, 10th Air Force commander, congratulates the 301st Fighter Wing Recruiting Flight on winning the Pacific category for the 2017 Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Recruiting Challenge March 12, 2018 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The flight placed 18 members from the IRR into the active Air Force
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The August issue of Citizen Airman magazine is available on the web at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/. August Citizen Airman Magazine is online
The August issue of Citizen Airman magazine is available on the web at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/.
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Senior Airman Micheal Thomas, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group guardian angel, provides armed overwatch for contractors and air advisors performing maintenance on an Afghan Air Force MD-530 Light Attack Helicopter, April 16, 2017, at Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan. Thomas is deployed with other Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) Reserve defenders keep watch
A group of Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron here deployed March 31 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan Air Force in their fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
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Senior Airman Brandy Hill of the 465th Air Refueling Squadron hugs her son Lukas following a deployment Feb. 19, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. More than 90 Reservists deployed in December 2016 in support of air operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, against the Islamic State group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Tinker Reservists return from fueling the fight
More than 90 Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned home Feb. 17 and 19 after supporting deployed air operations against the Islamic State group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Reservists provided air refueling support to U.S. and coalition forces operating in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility for Operation Inherent Resolve from Dec. 13, 2016, to Feb. 16.
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Airmen help one another with response and recovery efforts Aug. 19 after flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather Heiney) Airmen help one another after Louisiana flooding
“The water started seeping in through the walls. We woke up our son, put on his little boots, and put him up on the table.” Callie Lips, children’s book illustrator, her husband Tech. Sgt. Ricky Lips, 403rd Maintenance Squadron, and their two-year-old son were one of the 403rd Wing families affected by the flash floods that swept through Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 12. Tech. Sgt. Lips said that all the roads were closed, so they sheltered across the street with their friends who have a generator. When the power eventually came back on, they went home and went to sleep. They said something woke them up around 5 a.m. and they saw that the water outside was starting to rise, but they let their son sleep until it started seeping in through the walls.
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Default Air Force Logo AFRC Community Spotlight: A8
Regulating money and deciding where it should be used is a challenging process, but it is one the A8 directorate focuses on every day. A8PE balances a five billion dollar budget every year and A8PB has the task of deciding which current and future missions are going to continue to receive that money. They both have to plan, allocate and justify the
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2016
Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller will become the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and take command of Air Force Reserve Command during a change of command ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15. Miller will become the first female in the history of the Air Force Reserve to be Chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command. Before taking command, Miller will be promoted to Lieutenant General.    Miller takes AFRC helm July 15
Maj. Gen. Maryann Miller will become the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and take command of Air Force Reserve Command during a change of command ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15. Miller will become the first female in the history of the Air Force Reserve to be Chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command. Before taking command, Miller will be promoted to Lieutenant General.
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Lt. Gen. James Jackson (right), chief of Air Force Reserve, presents a Vietnam War veteran with a pin during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., June 21, 2016. More than 10 veterans were recognized during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson/Release) Air Force Reserve honors Vietnam Veterans
The Air Force Reserve partnered with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration organization to pay tribute to 22 veterans during a Vietnam recognition ceremony here June 21. This Air Force Reserve event is in support of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program. Veterans from the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association,
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Master Sgt. Robert Mills of the 507th Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., holds his oldest son moments after returning from a four-month deployment from Southwest Asia June 11, 2016. Moments later, he met his two-month old son for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Daddy's home
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Families, friends and Air Force Reserve leaders lined up June 11 to greet thirteen Citizen Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group here upon returning home from a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia. Master Sgt. Robert Mills of the 507th Maintenance Squadron here had a special guest waiting to meet him: his
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2016
Lt. Col. Eric Wilks and Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, pilots with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, conduct pre-flight checks aboard the Air Force Reserve Command’s first KC-135 to be upgraded with Block 45 May 5, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Block 45 provides a digital display of engine controls, an updated autopilot, a new altimeter and software upgrades, ensuring that the KC-135 can perform well into the future as the workhorse of the air refueling fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) First AFRC tanker goes digital at Tinker
The 507th Air Refueling Wing here is the first Air Force Reserve Command unit to receive the new KC-135 Block 45 upgrade, an improvement to the flight deck that provides flight crews with an updated autopilot and digital panels that eliminate analog instrument gauges by consolidating the outdated controls onto one large LCD screen.The 465th Air
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