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  • Air Force reservists get certified at Patriot ‘06

    While most of the more than 2,200 players in Patriot '06 are 30 miles away at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, a group of 60 Air Force reservists here are getting their hands dirty setting up and running an expeditionary medical support system, all the while gaining their required EMEDS certification. Patriot runs July 15-28 with a
  • Reserve personnel center expands online services

    In today’s virtual world, people can shop, perform bank transactions or complete college classes online. The people at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here are working to offer similar conveniences to members of the Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard through the virtual Personnel Center-Guard and Reserve, a Web portal located on the
  • Reserve personnel center conducts annual muster

    The Air Reserve Personnel Center’s Personnel Readiness Center conducted a muster here July 20 for 57 individual ready reservists. The Individual Ready Reserve Muster Program, mandated by Title 10 United States Code Section 12319, exists to enhance readiness and to ensure the Air Force can “reach out and touch” the IRR population when necessary.
  • Air Force reservists take part in RIMPAC

    Air Force reservists from Tinker AFB, Okla., traveled to the Pacific theater in July to take part in RIMPAC, a large-scale, biennial, multinational exercise. Aircrews and aircraft maintainers along with four KC-135 aircraft from Air Force Reserve Command’s 507th Air Refueling Wing participated in the sea mobility exercise. Seven Pacific Rim nations
  • Soldiers work with March Air Force reservists to train, relocate

    A joint Air Force and Army deployment exercise began in the early hours July 15 when five C-17s from the 729th Airlift Squadron and two KC-135s from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron were tasked with supporting the Army Reserve's 304th Sustainment Brigade, headquartered in West Los Angeles. The exercise scenario, similar to those used by the
  • Wright-Patt wing overcomes obstacles, flies first C-5 mission

    Just two months after the 445th Airlift Wing retired its last C-141, Air Force reservists embarked on the first C-5 mission from here July 19 to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Aircraft commander Maj. Mike Baker and crew from the 89th Airlift Squadron flew tail No. 00-461 to Dover AFB, Del., where 25 pallets, weighing nearly 35,000 pounds, were loaded
  • Double or nothing: chief's daughter jumps to state, national competitions

    Gymnastics training at the Charleston AFB Youth Center is paying off for Jazmine Wright-Chisolm since she began competing in double dutch tournaments. Double dutch is a rope skipping exercise played when two ropes are turned in eggbeater fashion, while a third or fourth person jumps within the ropes. Chief Master Sgt. Karen Chisolm, superintendent
  • Hurricane Hunters Fly Into Tropical Depression Two

    The Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters are conducting a low-level investigation today as the second tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane Season forms off the coast of North Carolina. The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron are assigned to the 403rd Wing and stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The team of
  • Milwaukee reserve unit begins move to North Carolina

    The timeline for the permanent transfer of the 440th Airlift Wing to Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and the closure of General Mitchell International Airport – Air Reserve Station has been released. The 440th Airlift Wing will be a North Carolina Air Force Reserve unit by May 2007 and the Air Reserve Station, located at 300 E. College Ave., will close
  • Reserve B-52 unit first to be LITENING ready

    The 917th Reserve Wing's 93rd Bomb Squadron became the first B-52 squadron to complete the necessary training requirements for combat use of the LITENING AT targeting pod Thursday, July 13. The LITENING AT uses high definition electro-optical sensors and airborne lasers to aid the aircrew with target detection, identification and weapons guidance
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