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Swift Response 2015 was the largest combined airborne training on the continent since the end of the Cold War. The exercise included more than 4,800 participants from 11 NATO nations including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain the United Kingdom and the United States. Three Air Force Reservists from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany to direct air operations for the multinational training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Colorado reservists lead air ops for multinational exercise
Air Force Reservists from the 302nd Airlift Wing here directed the air operations portion of the largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the end of the Cold War.Col. Erich Novak, 302nd AW vice commander, Lt. Col. Frank Wilde, 302nd Operations Group deputy commander, and Lt. Col. Bradley Ross, 302nd Operations Support Squadron, directed
0 9/25
2015
Left: Master Sgt. Mike Maroney embraces 3-yar-old LeShay Brown after rescuing her and her family from a New Orleans rooftop after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Right: Mahroney and 13-year-old Brown reunite after a 10-year search by Maroney to find the girl who's smile and hug helped him through the difficulties of the rescue effort. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First class Veronica Pierce/Waner Brothers photo/Erica Parise) Rescuer reunites with ‘Katrina Girl’
Ten years ago, Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney hovered over a maelstrom of water, debris and human suffering. New Orleans, a once vibrant mecca for revelers and tourists, was ground zero for impoverished refugees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.By Sept. 6, 2005, Maroney had become depressed and felt detached from the city’s suffering. He had spent the
0 9/24
2015
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, taxis to a parking spot at Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand, Aug. 21, 2015. The aircraft was used to fly missions to Antarctica in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program’s WINFLY, in preparation for Operation DEEP Freeze, a multi-agency operation that is the military component of USAP and is managed by the National Science Foundation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough/Released) Annual Operation DEEP FREEZE to commence Sept. 28
The U.S. military will kick off the 2015-2016 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE, the Department of Defense’s support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation, with operations commencing Sept. 28. This support is provided by Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica, led by Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl
0 9/23
2015
Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, commander, Air Force Reserve Command and chief of the Air Force Reserve, met the U.S. Air Force Academy women's volleyball team during the Service Academy Challenge at the Pentagon. The USAFA team lost to West Point 3-2, but beat Harvard in the Sept. 11 matches. The team visited the Pentagon and met with Jackson, who stood in for Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force Chief of Staff, who was out of town. (Courtesy photo) Commander meets USAFA volleyball team
Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, commander, Air Force Reserve Command and chief of the Air Force Reserve, met the U.S. Air Force Academy women's volleyball team during the Service Academy Challenge at the Pentagon. The USAFA team lost to West Point 3-2, but beat Harvard in the Sept. 11 matches. The team visited the Pentagon and met with Jackson, who
0 9/23
2015
Scott Van Cleef, the chairman of the board for the Air Force Association, relays questions from the crowd to senior leaders from the active-duty, Guard and Reserve components about the total force, during the AFA’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15. The conference and exposition brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) AF leadership talks total force
Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.
0 9/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Reservists prep first responders for Pope's visit
A group of Individual Mobilization Augmentees spent two days training Philadelphia-area first responders on how to respond in the event of a nuclear or radiological terrorist attack.Four Air Force Reservists taught the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Introduction to Radiological and Nuclear Incident Response course, July 7-8, at the Montgomery
0 9/14
2015
Family members and teammates from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron and throughout the special operations community listen as Maj. Stewart Parker, 21st STS commander, remembers Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley in a memorial service at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Sept. 3, 2015. Sibley, 31, was killed at a vehicle checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. He was a combat controller at the 21st STS and deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson/Released) Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at private tribute
The coolest guy in the room. A knight and a warrior on the battlefield and a highly decorated combat veteran who went to great lengths to mentor to young Airmen. Someone with a quick wit, an infectious laugh and a sense of humor that was “second to none.”  That’s how members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron described a fallen comrade, U.S. Air
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2015
Master Sgt. Al Larson, 701st Airlift Squadron loadmaster and former U.S. Army paratrooper, communicates with hand signals during a flight over Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga. Aug. 15, 2015. Reserve aircrews from the 701st and 300th AS out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. flew two C-17s during Fort Benning’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Army Airborne School. Almost 300 paratroopers took the big leap in the day’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby Pilch) Charleston C-17s help paratroopers celebrate 75 years
Reserve C-17 aircrews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., took part in the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Army Airborne School here by dropping a group of Army paratroopers over Lawson Army Airfield.Aircrews from the 701st and 300th Airlift Squadron flew two C-17s during Fort Benning’s Aug. 15 celebration to delivery some of the more than 300
0 8/17
2015
Chief Master Sgt. Bryan DuBois, 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster superintendent, shares his Air Force Reserve story with a group of Air Force chaplain candidates who visited Joint Base Charleston this week. The 315th Airlift Wing Chaplain Service hosted the 18 second lieutenants in an effort to tell the young officers about the opportunities available to them as Air Force Reserve chaplains. Besides meeting Reserve and active duty Airmen around the base, the group also visited patients at the Charleston VA Medical Center. Over the weekend they were scheduled to participate in the Joint Base Charleston Chapel services with active duty chaplains on the main base and over at the Naval Weapons Station. Weather permitting, they also hope to get a chance to visit the “Holy Cities” many historical churches before departing the area. (U.S. Photo by Michael Dukes) Chaplain Candidates visit Joint Base Charleston

0 7/31
2015
The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest news and information to Reservists’ fingertips. Besides news, the app features a push message technology that will allow the wing to send out urgent messages including weather alerts and government shut downs. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) 315th AW app puts information at your fingertips
The 315th Airlift Wing released a new mobile device app this week which brings the wing’s latest news and information to Reservists’ fingertips.“We wanted to have our own app that would make it easier for our Reservists to stay up to date on the wing,” said Maj. Wayne Capps, 315th AW Public Affairs officer. “We live in a very mobile society where
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