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Mongolian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. D.Ganzorig, left, U.S. Air Force Col. Carl Magnusson, center, exercise co-director for Khaan Quest 16 and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Robert Shuford, answer questions about the exercise at a media engagement at the Ministry of Defense, in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia, May 20, 2016. Khaan Quest is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise conducted in Mongolia and is the capstone exercise for this year's United Nations Global Peace Operations Initiative program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Hilda M. Becerra / Released) Reservist wraps up two-year mobilization, supports OIR in Turkey
Over the past two years, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Col. Carl Magnusson has travelled the globe in support of a variety of U.S. operations.The U.S. Pacific Command Air Force Reservist has seen Japan, the Philippines, and Mongolia as a joint exercise control group director, and most recently, Kuwait and Turkey, where he supported Operation
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Palletized humanitarian aid cargo is offloaded from a Joint Base Charleston C-17 aircraft in Managua, Nicaragua, during a 315th Airlift Wing training mission, February 5, 2017.  The cargo, which was donated by groups within the U.S., was delivered as part of the Denton program, which allows for empty space on military cargo planes to be used for humanitarian relief.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Wayne Capps) Charleston C-17s deliver aid to Nicaragua, Haiti
More than 130,000 pounds of humanitarian aid was airlifted to relief organizations in Central American and Caribbean nations by the 315th Airlift Wing, Feb. 5, during a training mission that carried cargo as part of the Denton humanitarian program. The cargo, which mainly consisted of food, was donated by outreach groups and humanitarian organizations within the United States. It will provide an estimated 5.4 million meals to nearly 285,000 people - primarily children – in Nicaragua and Haiti.
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Tech Sgt. Trevor Gray and Master Sgt. Jared Richmond, 434th Maintenance Group repair and reclamation technicians, reinstall a stabilizer trim actuator on Jan. 8, 2017 at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. The actuator is located in a small compartment in the tail of the aircraft often referred to as the “hellhole.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Dakota Bergl) TCTO sends Airmen into KC-135R “hellhole”
No maintainer enjoys being required to climb into the small compartment, often called the “hellhole,” in the tail of a KC-135R Stratotanker, even if it just for a short time.
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Col. Elizabeth Chamberlain, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the director of intelligence at 7th Air Force, brings a broad perspective on Air Force life and a specific knowledge of planned targeting to her intelligence community. In addition to her duties as an intelligence officer, this mother of two is a military spouse who actively volunteers with a number of women's leadership organizations, serves as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, and is actively involved in her community and kid's school. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Individual Reserve offers unique opportunities to serve
The Individual Reserve program offers service members a flexible way to continue serving.
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Col. Thomas K. Smith, Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, responds to an interview question by Mark Frye on the Military USA Radio show Jan. 28, 2016 at Salem Communications San Antonio, Texas. The show runs every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. and seeks to inform and educate listeners about the importance of the more than 200 military missions in the Alamo city.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) Alamo Wing hits the airwaves
Col. Thomas K. Smith, Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, arrived at the KLUP radio station early Saturday morning Jan. 28 for a unique opportunity to speak to residents of the Alamo city.
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To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning January 25, 2017. A team of 10 maintainers is necessary to skillfully muscle the metal warrior into the cargo bay however, more often join the unique event for hands-on training and to secure the warrior on a smooth journey over an ocean and a continent to trade places with the combat-weary aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)
Maintenance crews swap out rescue choppers for combat ops
Combat is hard on the body; it’s especially hard on the body of military choppers flown over Afghanistan’s jagged mountains and through its never-ending dust. To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning.
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C-17 Globemaster III maintainers of the 437th and 315th Maintenance Groups at Joint Base Charleston have once again demonstrated that they are the cream of the crop after earning the 2016 Clements McMullen Daedalian Trophy for the third year in a row. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Michael Dukes) Team Charleston maintainers earn 3rd consecutive Daedalian Tophy
C-17 Globemaster III maintainers of the 437th and 315th Maintenance Groups here have earned the 2016 Clements McMullen Daedalian Trophy for the third year in a row.
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Lt. Col. Bill Walsh, an Air Force Individual Mobilization Augmentee attached to the Special Operations Command Para-Commandos joint demonstration team, narrates a jump during an air show.  Walsh also serves as the public affairs officer, drop zone safety officer and weather officer for the team. Reservist shares civilian skills to support SOCOM Para-Commandos
Bill Walsh is a familiar face to the people of Charleston, S.C.  He’s been the lead weather forecaster for the #1 station there for 30 years.  His face is on billboards and his professional Facebook page has 17,000 followers.  Many Charleston residents have come to rely on Bill for his forecasts; some also know about his “side gig.”  Bill is also
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Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings prepare to depart Hill AFB, Utah, Jan. 20, to participate in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada. This marks the first time the F-35A has participated in Red Flag, the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Hill fighter wings first to bring F-35A to Red Flag
Pilots and maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan. 20.This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
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Maj. Gen. William B. Waldrop Jr., vice commander, Air Force Reserve Command passes leadership of AFRC Recruiting Service to Col. Harold W. Linnean III, in a ceremony held at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin) Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service welcomes new commander
Col. Harold W. Linnean III took leadership of the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service in an assumption of command ceremony here Jan. 17. Linnean replaced Col. Christopher Nick, who is retiring.
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