• F-35 combat exercise pushes limits

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing participated in an intense F-35 combat capability exercise here April 30-May 2.Aircraft launched on a significantly compressed schedule to simulate rapid combat operations and airfield defense just as it would play out in a real-world environment.During the exercise,
  • 2019 Airlift Tanker Association Young Leadership Award nominee

    Congratulations to the Air Force Reserve Command's 2019 Airlift Tanker Association Young Leadership Award nominees . Enlisted: Senior Airman Matthew S. Brummel, 932d Operations Support Flight, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.Officer: Captain Guillermo Guillen Jr., 452d Operations Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California.Maj. Gen. Kenneth
  • Scobee Focuses on Retaining Airmen at Caucus Breakfast

    The House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosted a breakfast with National Guard and Reserve service chiefs on Capitol Hill, April 30. Senior leaders from each component discussed their top issues and emphasized the need for predictable and stable budgets. In addition, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, spoke on the importance of retaining Airmen in today’s Air Force Reserve.
  • Keeping the family tradition alive

    A very reliable source for recruiting has long been recruiting people who have a family history of serving. Pentagon data showed in 2016 that 80 percent of recent troops came from a family where at least one parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or cousin has also worn their nation’s uniform. That statistic is changing as the number of people joining less often have a family member that has served and more emphasis is placed on non-family member recruiting.
  • Reservist key player in saving space station

    When a missile launched by India destroyed a low orbit Indian satellite during a test last month, it sent more than 400 pieces of debris spiraling toward the International Space Station and astronauts on board.
  • 926th maintainer named Crew Chief of the Year

    Master Sgt. Dustin Watson, 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, was awarded the Thomas N. Barnes Award for Air Force Reserve Command  April 18, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The award is given annually to the most outstanding crew chief in the command.The Pittsburgh native joined the Air Force in 1993 and served on active
  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered here, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to
  • HQ ARPC streamlines retirement application process

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center released a web-based application April 29 enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for retirement pay and benefits.Retirees approaching age 60, or those that qualify for a reduced retired pay age (RRPA) will no longer need to mail their DD Form 2656 and ARPC Form 83 for their
  • Reserve commander born at sea after parents fled Vietnam pays it forward through service

    U.S. Air Force Reserve commander born at sea after parents fled Vietnam pays it forward by serving
  • F-35As deployed from Hill conduct first combat strike

    Two F-35As deployed to the Middle East from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.This strike marked the F-35A Lightning II's first combat mission.The F-35As conducted the airstrike using a Joint Direct