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Everyday Heroes of the Air Force ReserveFrom the sands of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan from the jungles of South America to the Antarctic icecap, in the skies above the nation, inside hurricanes threatening our coastal areas and through wildfires endangering our countryside, dedicated Reservists answer the call to duty symbolizing the values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do."

-- Chief of the Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve has met challenges to National Security spanning over six decades. For over sixteen consecutive years, the United States Air Force has been engaged in combat and operations globally. The Air Force Reserve has been an integral part of that effort. Everyday Heroes, civilian and military, have performed magnificently whether in volunteer or mobilization status. At times they have worked in extreme conditions to aid foreign and domestic peoples in need. They have delivered sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests--to provide combat-ready forces to fly, fight and win..