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Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, answers questions from members of the 433rd Operations and Maintenance Groups during a recent one-day operational safety review at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 14, 2018. The safety down-day, directed by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein to all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions, focused on risk management to prevent future mishaps or unsafe conditions. C-5M wing stands down for safety review
Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 433rd Maintenance and Operations Groups recently took a day off from the usual mission of “Fly, Fight, Win” to focus on safety, May 14.
0 5/15
2018
Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
0 5/14
2018
Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve team among 6 Spark Tank finalists
An Air Force Reserve Command team is among the six finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders in the Spark Tank competition Feb. 23, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
0 1/26
2018
Master Sgt. Michael Lopez, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a vehicle off of a C-5M Super Galaxy, flown by Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, after landing at Ceiba, Puerto Rico Oct. 1, 2017. The Alamo Wing’s Reserve Citizen Airmen have flown 17 missions during the past month to aid hurricane recovery efforts in the United States and its territories to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  (U.S.  Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico
In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
0 10/04
2017
The 433rd Airlift Wing receives its first C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, bestowed "The City of San Antonio," during a  transfer ceremony June 17, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander, and Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd AW commander, piloted the maiden flight of the first C-5M from Stewart National Guard Base, New York, that morning. The 433rd AW will receive nine C-5M models by late 2018, which is the result of a two-phase modernization effort that will improve fuel savings, climb rate, payload capability, and noise reduction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) JBSA-Lackland C-5s to undergo maintenance fix
The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Commander, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, on Aug. 2, 2017 ordered a stand-down of all C-5s until a directed repair is completed. The 433rd Airlift Wing here has eight C-5M Super Galaxy aircrafts. The C-5 stand down will replace all C-5 ball screw assembly parts fleet-wide to ensure compliance with standards of performance and maximize aircrew safety.
0 8/03
2017
Maj. Kasie Gaona, Air Force Reservist, prepares a student for Aerospace Physiology refresher training using the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer May 3. By using the device, Airmen receive their five-year required physiology training in a realistic simulation, locally and without the risks associated with the hypobaric chamber. Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer during a ceremony here May 2. The ROBD is used to provide 437th and 315th Airlift Wing aircrews with Aerospace Physiology refresher
0 5/05
2017
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