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Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Hanak Reserve Citizen Airmen essential to USAFA mission
Reserve Citizen Airmen bring their skills and experience to augment the active-duty force at the U.S. Air Force Academy in order to produce tomorrow’s Air Force leaders.“Each year the Air Force Academy depends on Reserve Citizen Airmen in order to fulfill the mission here,” said Col. Christine Holliday, Reserve advisor to the superintendent, U.S.
0 9/15
2017
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Chuck Diven, speaks to a group of 940th Air Refueling Wing members about the importance of writing better bullets for stronger performance reports at a seminar during the April unit training assembly, April 3, 2016 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.  Bullets typically consist of an action, impact, and result and are used to illustrate a military member’s accomplishments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Skinkle/released) Write this, not that
Chuck Diven, a retired Lt. Col with a 33 year military career spoke with 940th ARW Citizen Airmen about writing excellent evaluation reports and personal insights on how to be more resilient.
0 6/01
2016
Maj. Jay Pease, 39th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, performs a pre-flight check on a T-38 Talon aircraft at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Members of the 39th play a key role in the instructor pilot training mission by providing both manpower and experience. (Harold China) 39th FTS instructor pilots impact generations
Snuggled in the outskirts of San Antonio lies Randolph Air Force Base, which houses a unique squadron with a very serious mission -- to train those who will train future Air Force pilots.The 39th Flying Training Squadron, which falls under the 340th Flying Training Group, has a mission to provide the Air Force with top-notch instructor pilots. The
0 10/06
2015
Tech. Sgt. Jenna Daniel, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster, logs information on a dropsonde to be dropped in the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin during a mission into the storm Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin has downgraded to a Category 1 storm. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteloene) Hurricane Hunters fly storms from Hawaii, Georgia
Aircrews with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," departed Friday and today for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where they will start flying data-gathering missions Sunday into storms southwest of the Hawaiian Islands.Operations for Hurricane Joaquin moved to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., Friday. Crews
0 10/05
2015
Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Hunters fly Joaquin
An aircrew with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew their third mission into Hurricane Joaquin early this morning.The crew measured strong flight-level winds of 83 miles per hour, surface winds of 76 miles per hour and a
0 10/01
2015
Col. Karl Schmitkons, 440th Airlift Wing commander, left, Command Chief Master Sgt. Rocky Hart, 440th AW command chief, middle, and Col. Robert Blake, 440th AW vice commander, right, join Jeff "Goldy" Goldberg and Jim Cooke of WFNC 640 AM radio for a live on-air interview celebrating the third anniversary of WFNC's 'Good Morning Fayetteville' radio show Sept. 25, 2015,at the Chick-fil-A on Skibo Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause) Pope leadership stars on drivetime radio talk show
Col. Karl Schmitkons, 440th Airlift Wing commander, left, Command Chief Master Sgt. Rocky Hart, 440th AW command chief, middle, and Col. Robert Blake, 440th AW vice commander, right, join Jeff "Goldy" Goldberg and Jim Cooke of WFNC 640 AM radio for a live on-air interview celebrating the third anniversary of WFNC's 'Good Morning Fayetteville' radio
0 9/25
2015
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
Default Air Force Logo Commander releases AF Reserve Vision update
The chief of the Air Force Reserve has released an update to the Air Force Reserve Vision and Guiding Principles document. The Air Force Reserve 2015 Vision Update is intended as a companion document to the 2013 Air Force Reserve Vision and Guiding Principles,, according to Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of AF Reserve and commander, Air Force
0 9/23
2015
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