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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.
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Airmen assigned to the 307th Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52 Stratofortress for an engine run during a phase inspection of the bomber on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. June 29, 2017. It takes 19 different shops and around 25 days to complete the phase inspection with the engine run being one of the final parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released) Just another Phase
Airmen can be seen crawling like ants over, under and around a B-52 Stratofortress with “MT” on the tail tucked in a hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. These busy workers are Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Maintenance Squadron. They are lending a hand by performing the phase inspection of a B-52 from Minot Air Force Base, North
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More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command will process simulated contaminated aircrew through a Lightweight Inflatable Decontamination System in an Aircrew Contamination Control Area during exercise Toxic Arch at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., July 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) AMC hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise
More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command gathered here July 17 to 21, to train on Aircrew Contamination Control Area processes and procedures during exercise Toxic Arch.
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Tech. Sgt. Christopher, 91st Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, is a reservist working with active duty and Air National Guard Airmen to enable MQ-9 airpower downrange in support of various mission sets to meet the combatant commander’s intent. These three components of the United States Air Force incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Total Force wingmen enable MQ-1, MQ-9 mission
In the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper community, active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This team of aircrew, maintenance and other career fields ensure mission success by enabling persistent strike and reconnaissance capabilities to eliminate enemies and keep ground and coalition forces safe.
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Airmen from the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron work together to load a simulated patient onto a K-loader Jan. 7 during a joint patient movement training exercise at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.) Arizona Air Force components collaborate
The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command joined forces during a Joint Medical Operational Training Initiative exercise. The bench mark event took place here, Jan 7, at the home of the 161st Air Refueling Wing.
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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
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Senior Airman Dominique Castillo (right), 944th Security Forces Squadron member, and Kadena Gate Guard Hiroyuki Toyama, 18th Security Forces Squadron, check a visitor’s credentials in order to allow him base access June 28, 2016, at Gate 1 at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.  A native Arizonian, Castillo has been a Reservist with the 944th for four years and the opportunity to do an off-station annual tour is valuable to her. The 18th Security Forces Squadron capitalized on the extensive experience 944th SFS members brought during their annual tour by seamlessly integrating them into all of their flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz) Guarding the gates
Citizen Airmen with Luke’s 944th Security Forces Squadron travelled to Kadena June 26 to provide extra manning for their active-duty counterparts. The joint mission is part of the Reservists’ annual tour, dubbed “Operation Patriot Habu,” and Kadena Airmen are excited to have them here.
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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.
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A 7th Bomb Wing B-1 Lancer takes off for a training mission on Feb. 20, 2016, Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas. The aircraft is flown by an aircrew comprised of Airmen from the 7th Bomb Wing’s 28th Bomb Squadron, and the Air Force Reserve Command’s 489th Bomb Wing at Dyess, which is assigned to 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Steele/Released) B-one team, B-one fight
Five months after the reactivation of the Reserve 489th Bomb Group, they are working side-by-side with the active duty Airmen in the 7th Bomb Wing here. During the bomb group’s February Unit Training Assembly, the maintenance crews from both units combined to complete an aircraft generation exercise. “My Airmen are working the same 12-hour shifts
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And she’s off! On Oct. 18, 2015, the flag ship of the 489th Bomb Group takes off on her first flight after the reactivation of the Bomb Group from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. The aircraft is a B-1 Lancer that carries nose art dedicated to the POW/MIAs of America’s wars. The 489th Bomb Group, Dyess, Texas is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Laura Siebert/Released) 489th Bomb Group takes its first flight

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