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Air Force Reserve Command Challenge Team Active duty captain runs for AF Reserve Command
What motivates someone to run a 26.2-mile marathon? To run 12 to 24 miles a couple times a week to train? To sacrifice family time and inflict physical pain that could last for days? For one member of Air Force Reserve Command’s challenge team competing in the 20th running of the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on Sept.
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Lt. Col. Bradley G. King, 940th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, gives his first salute to members of the squadron Sept. 11, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The 940 CES is the first civil engineer squadron startup in over 20 years in the Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda Davis) Beale Reserve wing stands up historic CE squadron
The 940th Air Refueling Wing stood up a new civil engineer squadron here Sept. 11, the first time in more than 20 years that Air Force Reserve Command has added such a unit. Lieutenant Colonel Bradley G. King assumed command of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron from presiding officer Col. Roderick T. Grunwald, 940th Mission Support Group
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Air Force Reserve Command Challenge Team Air Force Reserve runners go the extra mile and more
America’s Citizen Airmen are known for going the extra mile, juggling their family life, civilian employment and commitment to the nation’s defense just as a juggler keeps a number of objects in the air, in unison, perfectly timed, spaced and synchronized.
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Lt. Col. Lorie O’Daniel, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deputy officer-in-charge of commander support services and instructor flight nurse directs medical response to a simulated cardiac arrest situation. Col. Sean Pierce, 446th Operations Group commander, served as a simulated patient during one of the training sessions during the flight. (Photo by Maj. Brooke Cortez) Aeromedical evacuation mission requires constant training
The 446th ‘Rainier’ Wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron undergoes constant training to be able to respond during any type of situation.
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Retired Lt. Gen. Vernon Kondra, 21st Air Force commander and former 62 Airlift Wing commander, speaks during the rechristening ceremony of the C-141 Starlifter, serial number 65-0277, August 6, 2016, at Heritage Hill, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In honor of the first C-141 arrival at McChord, members of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings celebrated with museum volunteers, veterans, and community members for the 50th anniversary of the arrival of McChord's first C-141. (Air Force Reserve photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hull) 'Tacoma Starlifter' historic POW service remembered
Nearly 50 years to the day, members of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of the first C-141 Starlifter, August 6 at McChord Field, Wash. The McChord Starlifter 50 event featured the rechristening of McChord’s first C-141 Starlifter, Tacoma Starlifter, by Kelsey Schmidt, 2016 Miss Washington. Presiding over
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Tech. Sgt. William Mitchell drills out a rivet on a KC-135 Stratotanker as part of his job as an Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman assigned to the 927th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Mitchell was recently appointed to the Reserve Advisory Council where he will advocate on behalf of all the servicemembers assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command. Mitchell will be responsible for soliciting input from reservists that they will then take to the Pentagon and Capitol Hill for the council meetings, advocating on behalf of the command. (Courtesy Photo) MacDill Citizen Airman appointed to Reserve Advisory Council
Every two-years, the Air Force Association appoints a small group of officers and enlisted Air Force reservists to serve on a council which advocates on behalf of all servicemembers assigned to Air Force Reserve Command.Tech. Sgt. William M. Mitchell, Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, 927th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was recently appointed to the
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Citizen Airmen from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron and Seabee’s from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 construct houses in a warehouse in Gallup, NM, June 13, 2016. Reservists and Seabee’s participated in Operation Footprint, a partnership of the Southwest Indian Foundation and the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program, which provides an avenue for training military members. The two-week training allowed joint service members to build homes, which will be given to tribal members of the Navajo Nation who are in need. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hull) Training strengthens Navajo Nation
Reservists assigned to the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Gallup, New Mexico, June 5 to participate in Operation Footprint. The two week training event allowed reservists to construct homes and was involved in every step of the process.
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Family members and teammates from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron and throughout the special operations community listen as Maj. Stewart Parker, 21st STS commander, remembers Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley in a memorial service at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Sept. 3, 2015. Sibley, 31, was killed at a vehicle checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. He was a combat controller at the 21st STS and deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson/Released) Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at private tribute
The coolest guy in the room. A knight and a warrior on the battlefield and a highly decorated combat veteran who went to great lengths to mentor to young Airmen. Someone with a quick wit, an infectious laugh and a sense of humor that was “second to none.”  That’s how members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron described a fallen comrade, U.S. Air
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