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(Left) 1st Lt. Julia Lesage, a former first sergeant now flight nurse with the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Senior Airman Josh Lykins, 315th AES medical technician, buckle in a simulated patient during a training mission aboard a C-17 Globemaster III en route to Ramstein Air Base Germany Jan. 13, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Reservist journeys from first sergeant to flight nurse
After 22-years of service, most people start thinking about retirement… well, not everyone. In a somewhat unusual move, 1st Lt. Julia Lesage, a former first sergeant, decided after more than two decades in the Air Force to hang up her stripes and pursue a commission to become a flight nurse.
0 1/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as preferred location for next F-35A base
Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s.
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2017
Maj. Jennifer Orton, a combat search and rescue (CSAR) pilot with the 39th Rescue Squadron here, flies the HC-130P/N King fixed-wing aerial refueling aircraft on missions for the 920th Rescue Wing. Orton recently discovered that according to the 39th RSQ she holds the title of being their first female Air Force Reserve fixed-wing CSAR pilot. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history
Individuals start businesses, build monuments and create beautiful artwork to gain recognition and to kick start their own legacies. However, sometimes people do amazing things that were never a part of their agenda to begin with.Citizen Airman Maj. Jennifer Orton is one of those people. Most days she spends her time caring for her two young
0 1/08
2017
Tech. Sgt. Jake Lewis, 419th Maintenance Squadron, analyzes an F-35 assigned to Hill AFB in a 3D program that determines what measures need to be taken to keep the jet stealthy. Lewis is a low observable journeyman for the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Reservists help keep F-35 stealthy
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — When the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW received the Air Force’s first operational F-35s in September 2015, they took responsibility for not only flying the jets, but also keeping them in top condition.   Tech. Sgt. Jake Lewis, 419th Maintenance Squadron, is a low observable journeyman for
0 10/04
2016
A Charleston C-17 Globemaster III and the 315th Airlift Wing's mini C-17 were popular attractions at the Yeovilton Air Day 2016 at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, England July 2. Nearly 40,000 people crowded into the small British Navy base in order to get peek at aircraft from all over the world. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing, participated in the annual air show while also bringing home the show’s top prize, the best static display award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Wayne Capps) 315th wins best in show at U.K. airshow
As jets thundered overhead, nearly 40,000 people crowded into the small British Navy base in order to get peek at aircraft from all over the world, including a Charleston based C-17.Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing, participated in the annual Yeovilton Air Day on July 2, while also bringing home the show’s top prize, the best static display
0 7/06
2016
Tech. Sgt. James Speicher, right, an air reserve technician with the 419th Maintenance Squadron, rolls an F-35 Lightning II wheel into a tire changing machine May 20, 2016, while Senior Airman Joseph Sprowls, of the 388th Maintenance Squadron, looks on in the wheel and tire shop at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The machine depicted is a legacy tool which has been adapted via a fabricated bead breaker to be used in changing F-35 tires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar) Reservist helps improve F-35 tire process
For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base's operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient thanks to an
0 6/08
2016
A combat rescue officer from the 306th Rescue Squadron hugs his daughters upon his return to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from the Horn of Africa June 2. The 306th RQS is part of the 943rd Rescue Group, the Air Force Reserve Command's premier combat search and rescue group. They were deployed for four months and saved six lives during the deployment, flew more than 500 combat hours, conducted 67 parachute deployments, and provided more than 2,600 hours of dedicated alert coverage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt) Reserve Rescue Airmen return from Africa
U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2.
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2016
Lt. Col. Duane Richardson, the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Thomas, the 22nd AMXS superintendent, reveal the dedicated crew chief box on a KC-135 Stratotanker May 2, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The 22nd AMXS and the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron held a DCC induction ceremony where 58 DCCs and assistant DCCs were assigned to 25 KC-135 Stratotankers. (Courtesy photo) Total force program aims to streamline KC-135 upkeep
Active-duty and Reserve maintainers at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have teamed up as part of a new total force integration program to improve maintenance on KC-135 Stratotankers.
0 5/19
2016
Pararescuemen from the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., descend on Eloy, Ariz., during training jumps May 14. The 306th RQSis an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit assigned to the 943rd Rescue Group. Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full-spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. These battlefield Airmen are the most highly trained and versatile personnel recovery specialists in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carolyn Herrick) Parachutes fill the skies over Arizona
Pararescuemen from the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., descend on Eloy, Ariz., during training jumps May 14. The 306th RQSis an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit assigned to the 943rd Rescue Group. Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces
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2016
Paratroopers deploy their parachutes over Hohenfels Training Area, Germany on April 12, 2016. The 94th Airlift Wing participated in Exercise Saber Junction 16 April 11-15. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Andrew J. Park)
Dobbins rains on Germany
The 94th Airlift Wing participated in Exercise Saber Junction 16 April 11-15 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.Saber Junction is U.S. Army Europe's annual combat training center certification exercise designed to evaluate the readiness of one of its two combat brigades to conduct unified land operations (a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive
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2016
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