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U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, performs preflight checks in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Sept. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. After graduating the Weapons Instructor Course, Paetzhold joined the Airmen who serve as tactical and operational advisors to military leaders at all levels. Due to the relationship between the 75th FS and 76th FS, Paetzhold is slated to deploy as the 75th FSs weapons officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) Pilot exemplifies Total Force Integration
As part of a Total Force Integration initiative, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman attended attended the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) to deploy with his former active-duty squadron. Captivated by the close-air support and combat-search and rescue missions of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, joined the ranks of those responsible for effectively integrating multiple weapons systems across the land, air, space and cyber domains.
0 11/22
2017
In honor of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing operating out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., performed a flyover Sept. 16, 2017, at a University of Oklahoma football game at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Video: Okies bring the boom

0 10/05
2017
On Sept. 20, 2017, the Honorable Matthew P. Donovan, the Under Secretary of the Air Force and General Stephen W. Wilson, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, thanked several hundred 920th Rescue Wing Airmen in an aircraft hangar at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, thanking them for their relief efforts after two major hurricanes battered Texas then Florida, back-to-back. The 920th RQW sent a contingent of 95 wing Airmen and 5 rescue aircraft to conduct rescues from Eastern Airport, College Station, Texas August 27, 2017. With little time to spare, the 920th begin responding to Texans in need within 45 minutes of their arrival. A week later they were getting ready to do the same thing at home in response to Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Air Force leaders thank Florida Reserve Airmen for hurricane relief efforts
Air Force leadership visited the Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing here Sept. 20, to thank them for their Herculean efforts over the past few weeks providing hurricane relief.
0 9/27
2017
Staff Sgt. Gordon Grooms, a reservist from the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, greets his son at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., upon return from a four-month deployment Feb. 8, 2017. Approximately 50 wing reservists were welcomed home by friends, family members and fellow Airmen on the Patrick AFB flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue Airmen return from Afghanistan deployment
Approximately 50 reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing returned to Patrick from Afghanistan Feb. 8 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months.
0 2/09
2017
President Donald J. Trump waves at spectators during the 58th presidential inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (Defense Department photo/Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 1/27
2017
Staff Sgt. Roberto E. Maisonave (first row, third in), a client systems technician with the 920th Mission Support Group Communications Flight, poses with the Seminole County Sheriff's school crossing guards (back row) and 920th RQW safety team (front row). Maisonave designed Carl the Safety Bear which is a large part of a safety initiative in the county. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Military member creates larger-than-life animal character to save kids’ lives
Move over Mickey Mouse, Carl the Safety Bear is here to spread a message of goodwill and spotlight safety in Seminole County. With animal memes exploding all over the internet and a famous mouse at the forefront of Florida’s most-visited destination, it only made sense for the Seminole County Sherriff’s School Crossing Guard director, Jo Jo Sturm,
0 1/08
2017
Colonel Michael J. Underkofler is the Chief of Staff for the Air Force Reserve Command's 22nd Air Force Dobbins ARB, GA assisting with the supervision of the Reserve's air mobility operations and other vital mission sets to include undergraduate pilot training, flight test operations and a highly mobile civil engineering response force. A Contagion Spreads: Air Force Kudzu
The zealous desire by some Airmen to acquire then boastfully use post-nominals is as noxious and invasive in the Air Force as the destructive weed kudzu is in the American countryside. It detracts from the study of the profession of arms, hampers the delivery of required services, and delays individual mastery of core career field competencies.
0 9/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo Scores of reservists join Total Force effort
About 200 Air Force reservists from the 439th Airlift Wing are deployed to a pair of undisclosed locations here as well as in Baghdad. Capt. Kristin Montville and Tech Sgt. Jonathan Colwell are among these Airmen, whose home station is Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, and they make up two-thirds of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s intelligence section.
0 8/11
2016
Tech. Sgt. James Speicher, right, an air reserve technician with the 419th Maintenance Squadron, rolls an F-35 Lightning II wheel into a tire changing machine May 20, 2016, while Senior Airman Joseph Sprowls, of the 388th Maintenance Squadron, looks on in the wheel and tire shop at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The machine depicted is a legacy tool which has been adapted via a fabricated bead breaker to be used in changing F-35 tires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar) Reservist helps improve F-35 tire process
For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base's operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient thanks to an
0 6/08
2016
Tech. Sgt. Cliff Calhoun, a reservist in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, embraces his wife and daughter upon returning from deployment to Afghanistan. About 300 Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned to Hill Air Force Base on May 10. While deployed, the Airmen supported F-16 operations in the region as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. Most of the Airmen were deployed for six months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Hill Airmen return from Afghanistan
Nearly 300 active duty and Reserve Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the Black Widows, returned here Tuesday following a nearly eight-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 421st FS spent more than 10,000 hours in the skies, flying 2,800 sorties and dropping more than 100 guided bombs in support of coalition
0 5/11
2016
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