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Default Air Force Logo Westover not chosen as preferred KC-46A base
Air Force officials announced Thursday that Westover is no longer a prime candidate to be the first reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has now been slotted as the preferred base. The KC-46s are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Westover ARB, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Grissom ARB,
0 10/30
2015
Brig. Gen. Michael Minihan presents Maj. Ashley Conner with a commendation medal for her work while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal during a ceremony in the Courtyard of Heroes at the Pacific Air Force Headquarters Oct. 16. Conner, a Reservist with the 477th Fighter Group, deployed with the PACAF Joint Air Component Coordination Element to Nepal in May 2015. (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern) Alaska Reservist presented decoration for Nepal relief efforts
An Alaska Reservist was presented with a commendation medal for her work while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal during a ceremony in the Courtyard of Heroes at the Pacific Air Force Headquarters Oct. 16. "I deployed as the Joint Air Component Coordination Element Public Affairs officer in
0 10/28
2015
Maintenance members with the 403rd Maintenance Group walk out to recover a WC-130J following a weather reconnaissance mission (U.S. Air Force file photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly record breaking storm
A 53rdWeather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunter" aircrew flew their WC-130Jaircraft off the western central coast of Mexico over the Pacific Ocean togather storm data from Hurricane Patricia Oct. 22-23.The data collected by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Huntersclassified Hurricane Patricia as the strongest storm ever recorded in the
0 10/27
2015
910th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department Chief Anthony Wells observes the response of his unit members to a simulated aircraft accident during the second annual Feel the Heat event here, Oct. 22, 2015. Feel the Heat is an interactive training and demonstration event involving the 910th Airlift Wing and the American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter. During the event, the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department ignited a mock training aircraft and responded with vehicles and personnel to combat the blaze and rescue victims. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White) Partnership brings Feel the Heat back to Youngstown
In partnership with the American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter, Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) hosted the second annual Feel the Heat event here, Oct. 22, 2015. The purpose of Feel the heat is to exercise and demonstrate the collaborative response capabilities of the Red Cross and 910th Airlift Wing.
0 10/26
2015
Marines from Bravo Company, 4th Recon Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Smyrna, Ga., jump from a C-130H3 from the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., Oct 15, 2015. The Marines were performing static line parachute recertification jumps to a landing zone on Dobbins ARB. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Don Peek) Airmen, Marines team up for air jumps
Joint forces came together Oct. 15 and 16 as Airmen and Marines took the Georgia skies for low-level static line parachute training.This was a unique opportunity for the members of the 94th Airlift Wing and 4th Recon Battalion that provided an invaluable training scenario. “Joint training is always a limiting factor identified during
0 10/23
2015
Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, shares a light moment with retired Col. Henry Childs during the Business After Hours event hosted by the Robins Regional and Perry Chambers of Commerce Oct. 22 in Perry, Ga. The events are held periodically by both chambers to allow community, business and the military leaders to network and fellowship. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Mercedes Crossland) Community gathers for business after hours
Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, shares a light moment with retired Col. Henry Childs during the Business After Hours event hosted by the Robins Regional and Perry Chambers of Commerce Oct. 22 in Perry, Ga. The events are held periodically by both chambers to allow community, business and the military
0 10/23
2015
The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing formally welcomed the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II during a ceremony hosted by Lockheed Martin at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 14. The ceremony was attended by Airmen, Air Force leaders, Utah elected officials, and members of the local community to mark the beginning of F-35 operations at the two fighter wings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar) 
Hill total force team welcomes F-35
The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing formally welcomed the arrival ofthe F-35 Lightning II during a ceremony here today.The event was hostedby Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company that designed and produced theaircraft, to mark the beginning of F-35 operations at the active duty 388th FWand Reserve 419th FW.Although the first two
0 10/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve set to reactivate bomb group
The Air Force Reserve plans to reactivate the 489th Bomb Group and associated elements during an Oct. 17 ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.The bomb group reactivation includes the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 489th Maintenance Squadron and the 489th Aerospace Medical Fight.The 489th BG is a geographically separated unit under the 307th Bomb Wing,
0 10/14
2015
Air Force Reserve aircrew members load cannisters of sea dye into the flare launcher system of an HC-130P/N King aircraft prior to launching a search-and-rescue mission. The dye, which spreads into a large, bright flourescent green patch in seawater, is used to mark the location of a survivor during a search operation. The reservists are members of the 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Paul Flipse) Reserve rescue assists with search for cargo ship
The 920th Rescue Wing deployed an aircraft Tuesday in support of the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.A wing aircrew departed from here in an HC-130P/N King aircraft today at approximately 10:45 a.m. with two 4-man pararescue teams on board.The Reserve wing joins
0 10/07
2015
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
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