• A warm welcome home for 718th IS warriors

    The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing’s 718th Intelligence Squadron welcomed four of its mobilized Airmen home in April 2019.
  • Reserve Citizen Airman takes out-of-this-world oath

    The Air Force Reserve’s newest flight surgeon was sworn into service by an astronaut flying at 17,500 miles per hour aboard the International Space Station 210 miles above the Earth on May 4.
  • Single-Parent Reservist Rises Above Challenges to Earn Wings

    Imagine being a single-parent of two, completing a bachelor's degree and independently financing pilot training in order to accomplish the dream of becoming a reserve pilot with the 315th Airlift Wing, all within 5 short years. Being a single parent is no easy feat, but Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, aviation resource management technician with the 701st Airlift Squadron here, accepted the challenges that greeted her. From parenting her two small children as a teenage mother to pursuing higher education in psychology and aviation, Smith has embodied excellence in all she does.
  • 2nd SOS marks milestone accomplishments in readiness and lethality

    The 2nd Special Operations Squadron celebrated several important milestones during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 2. The squadron, which operates a 24/7 MQ-9 Reaper mission, marked both its tenth anniversary since being re-activated and its achievement of 100,000 flying hours.
  • 302nd Airlift Wing hosting annual aerial firefighting training

    About 300 people from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and other firefighting agencies are scheduled Monday to begin a weeklong aerial wildland firefighting training and certification hosted by the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, here.
  • Reservist brings Disney know-how to interim commander position

    Every traditional reservist brings a wealth of corporate knowledge to their position in the Air Force Reserve. One such reservist is bringing years of business know-how with one of the top companies in the United States to her current position as the interim commander of the 482nd Communications Squadron.Capt. Traci Arnold was handpicked to lead
  • 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.