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In 2018, the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s call center combined with the Air Force Personnel Center’s call center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. With this centralization, Citizen Airmen now have access to Total Force Service Center call agents 24 hours, seven days a week, 361 days a
Active-duty and Reserve Airmen at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, tested a new communications and sensor platform kit on the flight line in October. The Helios platform, developed by a California-based defense technology company, is designed to provide aircrews with satellite internet connectivity
Air Force Reserve Command’s C-130H fleet began the transition from analog to digital recently with testing beginning on a major upgrade of the aircraft’s avionics system. The update, called Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2, is a significant improvement to the almost 60-year-old aircraft’s
It’s not every day that tanker aircrews get asked to take part in a search-and-rescue mission, but that’s just what happened to a pair of KC-10A Extender aircrews assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force, California, during the October unit training assembly
Lt. Col. Nicholas Passarella and Lt. Col. Jason McMunn, a pair of Air Force Reserve individual mobilization augmentees, recently had the unique opportunity to work with midshipmen cadets at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in support of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
A group of combat search and rescue Aircrew Flight Equipment rigger Airmen, assigned to the 308th, 306th and 304th Rescue Squadrons, have recently become the 920th Rescue Wing’s first AFE Airmen to become airborne qualified.
Calling it the thrill of a lifetime, Lt. Gen. John Healy had the opportunity to take part in a tandem parachute jump from the back of a 920th Rescue Wing HC-130J Combat King II aircraft at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida, in October.
Citizen Airmen from the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minnesota, took part in the largest female-focused aviation event in the world in September.
On Nov. 20, 2020, then-Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett announced that Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama was selected as the candidate base to host the MH-139 Formal Training Unit. By the time Maxwell was officially named as the site for the FTU on June 10, 2022, the Air Force Reserve’s
Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians from multiple units participated in Exercise Mountain Medic ’23, designed to simulate the evacuation and treatment of injured personnel in a joint-service austere battle zone throughout Colorado in August.
On endless roads, the fixed horizon changes as time and distance pass by. Logistics never stop; they flow through every operation with a pulse.Innovative Readiness Training is a Department of Defense program that delivers Joint Force training to service members and incidental benefits to American
The Individual Mobilization Augmentee portfolio has ebbed and flowed through 75 years of the Air Force Reserve’s storied history. Today, more than 7,500 IMAs are spread throughout 200 Department of Defense organizations globally. These part-time Reservists adapt to each active component’s
There are close to 400,000 people buried at Arlington National Cemetery. On row after row of precisely placed headstones across 639 acres of rolling hills in Arlington County, Virginia, not far from the Pentagon, are the names of brave men and women who proudly served their country and are now laid
Senior Master Sgt. Shane Williams is a huge fan of the Civil Air Patrol. He joined CAP’s cadet program in 1989 and has been involved with the Air Force’s official auxiliary continuously since then. Today, he serves as the Reserve Forces superintendent for CAP’s Rocky Mountain Liaison Region where he
More than 300 Reserve Citizen Airmen from throughout Air Force Reserve Command spent September in Hawaii, Guam and Palau, training alongside partner nation military forces as part of Rally in the Pacific 2023.