• Minneapolis civil engineers earn environmental honors

    Air Force Reserve Command’s 934th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental office at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station here received an Air Force environmental quality award May 3. A base contingent accepted the Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Quality Award (Reserve Component) during a ceremony in the Pentagon. The award recognizes
  • Reservist believes in giving back to America

    (Editor’s note: May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The following story highlights one of the more than 3,000 people of Asian-Pacific American descent who serve as members of the Air Force Reserve.)  Since she joined the Air Force Reserve three years ago, life has been a whirlwind of activity for Senior Airman Lyn Yin. The aviation
  • First pilot in Air Force Reserve selected to fly F-22

    The first Air Force reservist chosen to fly the most technologically advanced fighter jet on the planet said his experience with the aircraft so far has been “eye watering.” Maj. Randall W. Cason, an F-16 pilot stationed at 10th Air Force headquarters at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Carswell Field, Texas, was selected by the Air
  • Air Force Reserve Band spreads goodwill

    The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve performed a concert May 18 for the Community Partnership for Homeless, a non-profit agency of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. Homestead Air Reserve Base’s 482nd Fighter Wing set up the event as a way to raise awareness about the base and to thank CPHI for continually supporting the base. During the
  • Pentagon announces Air Force Reserve senior officer moves

    Air Force Reserve Command officials in the Pentagon announced several senior officer moves this spring. Those announcements included the following: Col. Steven J. Chapman from commander of the 913th Airlift Wing, Willow Grove Air Reserve Station, Pa., to commander of the 919th Special Operations Wing, Duke Field, Fla. Col. Mark Kyle from commander
  • Security Forces sharpen skills at Patriot Defender exercise

    As I hunkered down in my wooden shack, I could hear the soft crunching of 30 pairs of boots moving through the woods towards me. I leveled my M-4 carbine on the sandbags propped in the window and waited for the first “target” to breach the tree line. The loud boom of a simulated grenade blast caught me off guard. Before I could blink, firing teams
  • Command announces senior officer moves

    Air Force Reserve Command officials here announced several senior officer moves May 17. Those announcements included the following: Col. Joseph F. Dent from staff judge advocate at Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, to staff judge advocate at Headquarters Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. Col. William A. Druschel from chief of the military justice
  • Air Force Reserve newsletter wins DOD award

    The 919th Special Operations Wing newsletter at Duke Field, Fla., was selected best in its category in the 2005 Department of Defense’s print media contest. The Midnight Express was one of nine Air Force print entries to win a first-place Thomas Jefferson award. Collectively, the other services took the remaining 11 awards. Commenting about the Air