• 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
  • Air Force Reserve, NOAA Hurricane Hunters to visit East Coast on preparedness tour

    In an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation ahead of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA hurricane experts will tour five eastern U.S. cities from May 6-10 to raise awareness of the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.At each stop, the public and media can take a tour of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft that fly around
  • Vietnam era crew chief reunites with his aircraft 40 years later

    William J. Fuselier is a retired Master Sergeant, a Vietnam War Veteran, a Bronze Star recipient, and a former crew chief for the KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 3543 more than 40 years ago. He recently came to the 459th Air Refueling wing to visit his old aircraft that still holds thousands of pounds of fuel and countless memories.“My tanker was
  • Changing Perceptions

    In 2018, a young boy picked up his video game controller in his house as he has done many times. He turned on Fortnite and selected his go-to character to battle with – a female skin.The other kids on the game began teasing him about his character choice.His reply? “I just like that skin. My mom is a fighter pilot and girls can pretty much do
  • Air Force senior leaders update OCP uniform guidance

    The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition.
  • 14th IS Reserve Airmen aide ill woman

    The morning of March 27, 2019, progressed uneventfully for 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, 14th Intelligence Squadron all-source analysts Senior Airmen Kassandra Minigh and Collin Millar.
  • 718th Intelligence Squadron “Cyber Warriors” lead the way in “Cloud” computing

    The development of a new training program, built on the Amazon Web Service “Cloud” platform, is underway at the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 718th Intelligence Squadron. This innovative new program will provide hands-on training modules mapped to core tasks in the Training Business Area (TBA).
  • 718th Intelligence Squadron Airman innovates professional development

    The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 718th Intelligence Squadron, is at the forefront of innovation within the United States Air Force Reserve community, sending one its own to attend the 480th ISR Wing’s “Innovate, Collaborate, Organize and Network” event.
  • The ‘Marine on the mantle’ laid to rest after 76 years

    The Marine on the mantle is home. It was a generation in the making, but Marine Pvt. Fred Freet returned to Marion, Ind., and received military honors during his homecoming and funeral at the Marion National Cemetery April 18.
  • Vandenberg aids during Patriot Hook 2019

    Exercise Patriot Hook 2019, an annual joint-service exercise coordinated by the Air Force Reserve Command, took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on April 10-15, 2019. The five day long exercise demonstrated the capacities of civil relief operations, which would typically occur following a natural disaster, providing realistic mission training for Reserve Citizen Airmen and thier joint partners.