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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
Combat communications Airmen from various units operate equipment during an exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 26, 2017. Airmen from active duty, the reserve, and Air National Guard participated in the first total force integrated combat communications exercise for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Combat Comm integrates total force in USAFE-AFAFRICA
Combat communications Airmen, affectionately known as Combat Comm, marked a significant achievement for their career field April 26, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base.
0 5/01
2017
Tech. Sgt. Brian Svedin, 489th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a returning B-1 Lancer at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Key West Fla., flightline after its role in the Joint Interagency Task Force South mission March 23, 2017. Airmen from the 489th Bombardment Group and the 7th Bomb Wing supported the Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, Coast Guard and other government agencies in the fight against illicit drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/released) Bad to the Bone: drug interdiction from 30,000 feet
Total Force Integrated Airmen from the 489th Bomb Group and 7th Bomb Wing used the B-1 Lancer to track illicit drug traffickers, or “smugglers,” from South America to the U.S. out of Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida, March 20 - 24.The B-1 or “Bone” assisted the Joint Interagency Task Force South in countering smugglers in the East
0 4/12
2017
Maj. Matthew Shelly, 23 Wing director of inspections, left, and Capt. Christopher Shelly, 76th Fighter Squadron chief of standards and evaluations, pose for a photo with an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The brothers flew in formation together for the first time, fulfilling their childhood dream while also contributing to total force integration, the use of multiple components of the Air Force, which can include active duty, reserve or guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk) Pilots take brotherhood to new heights
Maj. Matthew Shelly, 23d Wing director of inspections and a pilot with the 74th Fighter Squadron, and his younger brother, Capt. Christopher Shelly, 76th Fighter Squadron chief of standards and evaluations, flew in formation together for the first time, April 8, over Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
0 4/12
2017
Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, steps aboard a C-145A Skytruck on the Duke Field, Fla., flightline July 28.  In addition to piloting the aircraft on a local training mission, Haase spent the day getting a close-up look at how Duke's Reserve and active-duty Airmen work seamlessly under the Total Force Integration concept to perform their shared AFSOC mission sets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely) Vice flight
Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, steps aboard a C-145A Skytruck on the Duke Field, Florida, flight line July 28, 2016. In addition to piloting the aircraft on a local training mission, Haase spent the day getting a close-up look at how Duke's Reserve and active-duty Airmen work seamlessly under the One
0 8/04
2016
Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill, former 919th Special Operations Wing commander, is shown in a photo published in his unit's magazine in 2004. Stogsdill helped pioneer what is known today as the Total Force Integration association between active duty Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Force Reserve Command units at Duke Field. (Courtesy photo) Former 919 SOW commander dies
The 919th Special Operations Wing mourns the passing of one of its former commanders -- Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill.Stogsdill passed away July 19, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.Stogsdill assumed command of the 919th SOW in 1998 during a period of significant change in the unit's history. The wing had recently converted from the
0 7/21
2016
An F-35A seperates from formation to land at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for a training exercise June 6-17. Mountain Home AFB's airspace allows Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and reserve 419th Fighter Wing to fully test the aircraft in preperations for declaring initial operational capability later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released) F-35A nearly combat ready
The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready.
0 6/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force continues to pursue total force integration
The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission requirements, an area Air Force senior leaders have been vocal about, expressing their desires to continue to expand total force integration.
0 3/11
2016
A C-141B Starlifter aircraft leaves four plumes of exhaust behind it as it prepares for an airdrop. (U.S. Air Force file photo) Remembering Desert Storm - Where we are today in the Total Force Continuum
“See all those contrails heading north, Captain?” the salty lieutenant colonel asked me on Jan. 16, 1991. “Yes sir!” I replied flying as a brand new aircraft commander in the C-141B Starlifter.The contrails covered the darkening sky and seemed like hundreds of fingers reaching north into Iraq to grab Saddam Hussein. “That means we are at war,” said
0 1/14
2016
Three Air Force Reserve officers have been selected to lead active-duty units under the voluntary Extended Active Duty tour program. Col. Michael Hernandez, 482nd Fighter Wing vice commander, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, will command the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aja Heiden) Reservists selected to lead active-duty units
Three Air Force Reserve officers have been selected to lead active-duty units under the voluntary Extended Active Duty tour program. EAD tours assign Reservists to active duty units to help meet active force requirements. The assignments are part of a larger initiative to leverage Total Force capabilities that includes assigning active-duty
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2015
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