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  • 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.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen depart for F-35A’s first Middle East deployment

    F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates last week – the first Middle East deployment for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II. The group is made up of personnel from the active duty 4th Fighter Squadron and Reserve 466th Fighter Squadron, as well as Airmen from their respective aircraft maintenance units and a variety of F-35 support personnel. They will support efforts underway throughout U.S. Air Forces Central Command.
  • International outreach mission builds relationships, promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited two Mexican and four Caribbean cities April 8-13, 2019, as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. The CHAT, a joint effort between NOAA's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region.
  • Scobee testifies before Senate Appropriations Committee

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, joined his counterparts from the Army, Navy, Marine and National Guard, April 10, in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on Capitol Hill to testify on the fiscal year 2020 budget request for the National Guard and Reserve. Chairman Richard Shelby (R- Alabama) began by stressing the importance of the Guard and Reserve components to be sufficiently manned, trained and equipped to maintain and defend our national security interest.
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