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  • Laser Guided Bombs back in the belly of the B-52

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty Airmen teamed up to test Laser-Guided Bomb Units on the Conventional Rotary Launcher. It is the first step in trying to use the munitions from the bomb bay of the jet. It has been a decade since they were last employed in this manner.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen uses gliders to help heal wounded warriors

    Flying without an engine isn’t on most bucket lists, but it’s one of Lt. Col. Chris Rothe’s favorite ways to spend time, and because the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has a need for that skill, the 70th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot gets to fly sans power as a Reservist, and gets to use his soaring skills to instruct Cadets
  • Knowing Hurricane Safety

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --  Hurricane season is here, occurring June 1 - November 30. Staying prepared and having a plan for the season is pertinent to surviving a potential disaster.During the 2019 Hurricane Awareness Tour, different organizations shared insights on how to prepare and stay aware of tropical weather systems that affect
  • Flying Tropical Storm Dorian

    Three WC-103J’s and one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing departed Keesler Air Force Base Monday for Curaçao to provide weather reconnaissance support for Tropical Storm Dorian.
  • Former POW addresses deployers

    Flying an F-4C Phantom, the Georgia native was shot down in November 1967 over North Vietnam and held captive through March 1973. He spoke about the challenges of having been captured, returning home, how to survive and what he did to do so. His Texas audience consisted of participants in Yellow Ribbon, which promotes the well-being of pre- and post-deployment reservists and those closest to them by connecting them with resources.
  • AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete

    Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fleet-wide time compliance technical order, C-130 maintainers have inspected and verified the viability of 108 of the 123 affected aircrafts’ lower center wing joints, or “rainbow fittings,” allowing for their safe return to service.
  • PHOTOS: Hill F-35A sunset launch

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings are conducting local night flying operations this week. The wings are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities. Increased flying also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate aircraft maintenance resiliency and
  • Reserve component officers attend international leadership course

    U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers, along with officers representing seven NATO-affiliated countries attended the 2019 International Junior Officer Leadership Development Seminar (IJOLDS), Aug. 4-10, at Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Harman, Canberra Australia.The week-long seminar, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force
  • 926th Wing, 706th Fighter Squadron set to receive AFA awards in September

    Air Force Reserve announced today that Air Force Association (AFA) selected five Air Force Reserve award recipients this year. Two of those awards went to the 926th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The 926th Wing earned the 2018 AFA Outstanding Reserve (Flying Wing) Unit Award, while the 706th Fighter Squadron won the AFA Citation of Honor
  • Patriot Warrior: more than an exercise

    More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen from 42 installations have descended upon three different military installations as Patriot Warrior 2019 kicks off, here.
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