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  • Weekend-duty: Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt

    Innovation, which increases readiness, reduces costs, returns time back to Airmen and increases lethality, doesn’t have to involve software upgrades, new weapon systems or a rewrite of a regulation. Members of Team Offutt recently proved this when, for the first time, a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint flew a weekend training sortie with a flight and mission crew made up almost exclusively of Airmen from the reserve components Aug. 5, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • Active to Reserve: Commander goes from retired to rehired

    The commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” retired with 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility July 28, 2018. Lt. Col. Stuart M. Rubio, an active-duty C-130 pilot who has been commander of the Flying Jennies since January 2016, will continue to
  • Reserve maintainer perseveres with music, art career

    From a church pulpit to a stage bar, this former preacher walks into the spotlight. As his fingers dance on the guitar strings, his voice sings tales of pain, perseverance and his journey to exuberance. As if in a trance, the audience hangs on to this every word, and in those moments, this native Alabama Airman is able to live out his dream.
  • Senior eye care exec leads Reserve squadron

    Sometimes life takes a person in an entirely different direction, but the journey can be a positive one. Col. Carl Spear, commander, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world, originally wanted to teach high school biology and chemistry and coach basketball.
  • Air Force clergy candidates tour Alamo wing

    Nineteen clergy in the Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program got a chance to visit the 433rd Airlift Wing, July 14 during their summer tour of five active-duty bases.
  • It’s all mines

    As he moved munitions around the bay unstrapping and re-strapping them to trailers, Airman 1st Class Elliot Broger, a conventional weapons maintainer assigned to the 2nd Munitions Squadron, knew that his job was fairly average for an ammunitions maintainer.But, he also knew his mission was very unique.Broger, an active-duty Airman who works with
  • Physician Influencer tour visits JBSA-Lackland

    Active Duty CCATT and Reserve Citizen Airmen train for medical readiness.
  • Match made in medical: JB Charleston flight nurses tie knot aboard C-17

    Two Joint Base Charleston, S.C., flight nurses tied the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III. Here's their story.
  • Flying Jennies, wing members return from deployment

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.Aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, maintainers from the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and support personnel from the 403rd Wing
  • Final respects paid to Staff Sgt. Carl Enis

    Members of the 308th Rescue Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, paid their respects as Staff Sgt. Carl Enis was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, May 21. Enis, a pararescuemen, was providing combat rescue support for Inherent Resolve, and was one of the seven Airmen killed in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash in Anbar
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