• Guardian Angels Rescue Lost Father, Daughter Near Mt. Hood

    On September 3, a 34-year-old male, his seven-year-old daughter, and their dog were rescued after being reported missing for two days in the Mt. Hood wilderness area.At the time of notification, the lost personnel were believed to be in a steep canyon. Clackamas County Sheriffs took the lead and requested assistance from the 304th Rescue Squadron,
  • McConnell Airmen perform first Reserve-lead KC-46 cargo load mission

    Further enhancing McConnell’s KC-46A Pegasus cargo load capabilities, eight Airmen from all three Reserve McConnell air refueling squadrons participated in a cargo load that flew more than 18, 500 miles, traveling from the plains of Kansas, to the land down under, Australia.
  • Refueling readiness/partnership support across the Pacific coast

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 940th Air Refueling Wing, 314th Air Refueling Squadron departed at 2 p.m. August 26 to provide aircraft refueling to support a joint mission. A Chinese sailor was seriously injured on the Hong Kong flagship, Ocean Applaud, located just over 1,000 miles west of the California coast.The Coast Guard 11 District in
  • 433rd Airlift Wing remembers BRAVO-12 on 30-year anniversary

    The 433rd Airlift Wing held a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony for the 30th anniversary of the BRAVO-12 aircrew Aug. 28 here.
  • Reservist’s maternity issues sparks reform

    For many pregnant women in the military the struggle to easily access maternity uniforms can be an overwhelming process.
  • Teams-based CVR allows first All Call for HQ RIO

    Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization hosted its first ever All Call for Individual Reservists August 28, 2020. More than 450 Airmen from around the world attended the event, which was presented virtually.HQ RIO, based out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, is responsible for managing the readiness of more than 7,000 IRs stationed
  • Shooting through restrictions

    The 940th Security Forces Squadron holds weapons qualification classes every reserve weekend.Even in a COVID-19 restricted environment, the training must go on.Security forces specialist Tech. Sgt. John Ferguson said there are some challenges involved trying to train and qualify in a limited environment where safety, as well as strict health
  • COVID-19 doesn’t stop CBRN

    Air Force members across the world are required to be ‘green to go,’ having all readiness training completed and prepared to deploy within 72 hours. That includes Reserve Citizen Airmen.Since March 2020, servicemembers have been completing training while following COVID-19 health guidelines.Part of readiness training includes Chemical, Biological,
  • Virtual Aim High Flight Academy targets diversity, inclusion improvement

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited some in-person efforts for Air Force Recruiting Service, technology – like video teleconferencing – has helped bridge the gap and allowed the service to keep performing its mission.For AFRS’s Detachment 1, VTC has allowed young people from around the country to
  • 446th AW supports Travis AFB Airmen following evacuation

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron here provided meals to Travis Air Force Base Airmen evacuated due to devastating wildfires Aug. 19, 2020.Joint Base Lewis-McChord received Travis AFB C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and support personnel in the late and early hours, following the LNU Lightning Complex Fire near