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Master Sgt. Michael Lopez, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a vehicle off of a C-5M Super Galaxy, flown by Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, after landing at Ceiba, Puerto Rico Oct. 1, 2017. The Alamo Wing’s Reserve Citizen Airmen have flown 17 missions during the past month to aid hurricane recovery efforts in the United States and its territories to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  (U.S.  Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico
In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
0 10/04
2017
Retired Tech. Sgt. Lenard Ellison poses with his weapon in Saigon, Vietnam circa 1968.  Ellison, the patriarch of his family, began a family tradition of serving in the Air Force that continues today. Since 1947, there has been an Ellison in the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) A family legacy 70 years in the making
Seventy years ago, Lenard Ellison made the decision to join the military. “I was 17 and my mother helped me join the Army in August 1947 to get out of the south due to racial tension,” the retired technical sergeant said.
0 9/18
2017
Master Sgt. Regina Rector, occupational safety manager with the 446th AW demonstrates how to use a cardboard tube modified to observe a solar eclipse. Rector, an amateur astronomer and a reserve citizen airman, gave a class at the McChord Library on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in preparation of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. McChord families ready for total eclipse
Today marks the first total eclipse touching the U.S. since 1979, and one Rainier Airman worked to ensure that the greatest celestial event of the decade is viewed safely.
0 8/18
2017
Reservists talk with Air Force Reserve senior leaders July 15, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Force Reserve Command commander and Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, AFRC command chief, visited reservists at Beale during their July unit training assembly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) AFRC senior leaders visit Reserve Citizen Airmen
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Force Reserve Command commander and Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, AFRC command chief, spent the weekend of July 14-16, visiting with Reserve Citizen Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California. It was their first trip to Beale as commander and command chief, and the first AFRC
0 7/28
2017
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
0 7/28
2017
Master Sgt. Roger Carr, crew chief with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., moves a fire extinguisher across the flightline prior to a KC-135R Stratotanker refueling flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, as Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th AMXS NCO in charge, looks on, July 25, 2017. In a long-standing partnership between the Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing July 1-29, to provide KC-135R air refueling support to the European theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Lauren Gleason Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve
Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.
0 7/28
2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepare to land a KC-135R Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2017. In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve and augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here July 1-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe
In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29.
0 7/27
2017
Chief of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, gives opening remarks at the Outstanding Airman of the Year banquet for AFRC at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, April 12, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen D. Schester) AFRC's 2016 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
The Air Force Reserve Command's 2016 Outstanding Airman of the Year winners were announced during the OAY banquet at the Marriott Golf Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, April 12, 2017.In the airman category, Staff Sgt. Simone Granada, a sensor operator instructor from the 13th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California. In
0 4/18
2017
160715-F-GD533-014 – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kirk Halsey, 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron crew chief, dawns extreme cold weather gear as he stands in front of a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), July 15, 2016, at Pegasus Ice Runway, Antarctica. ODF is one of the most difficult U.S. military peacetime missions due to the austere environment in which it is conducted. Therefore, extreme cold weather gear, including polar fleeces, balaclavas (ski masks), mukluks (soft boots designed for cold weather), cold weather gloves, ear bands, neck gaiters, hats, polar fleece pants, insulated cold weather bibs, extreme cold weather parkas, is issued to personnel in order for them to be prepared to support this vital mission. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science
Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.The C-17 Globemaster III 2016-2017 season recently wrapped-up, and the night vision goggle capability paired with mid-Austral winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift
0 4/17
2017
Capt. Jamie LaRivee, 21st Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, simulates aircraft procedures at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 14, 2017. LaRivee's mother was in the first class of female cadets at the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Salopek) Marking Change: Capt. Jamie LaRivee
With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals. Capt. Jamie LaRivee, 21st Airlift Squadron
0 3/15
2017
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