• Bands bring country legends to Europe and the Pacific

    Air Force Reserve Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Pacific Air Forces are joining up with Lee Greenwood, Restless Heart, New England Patriots cheerleaders and comedian Dick Hardwick for a whirlwind tour of Europe, Southwest Asia and the Pacific from April 5-18. Headquarters United States Central Command at MacDill AFB, Fla.; Headquarters
  • Patriots Cheerleaders visiting Pacific bases

    Six cheerleaders for the NFL’s New England Patriots will bring cheer to American troops overseas April 5-18. Headquarters United States Central Command at MacDill, AFB, Fla.; Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Hickam AFB, Hawaii; and Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command here,
  • Lee Greenwood to entertain deployed and overseas troops

    The man best known for writing and performing “God Bless the U.S.A.” will entertain U.S. troops in Europe, Southwest Asia and the Pacific April 5–18. "I am thrilled that Restless Heart, Dick Hardwick, the New England Patriot Cheerleaders and members of the Air Force band have all agreed to accompany me on this tour to entertain our men and women in
  • New Orleans A-10s arrive at Whiteman

    The eighth A-10 aircraft from the 926th Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, La., arrived here March 16. In addition to the aircraft, Whiteman’s 442nd FW must assimilate an estimated 185 to 200 new jobs as it prepares to increase from 15 to 24 A-10s under a base realign and closure action. Other challenges facing the Air Force
  • General Mazick commands 22nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Martin M. Mazick assumed command of 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., March 11. He replaced Maj. Gen. James D. Bankers who retires effective March 31. General Mazick previously served as the director of intelligence, air, space and information operations for Air Force Reserve Command at Robins AFB. Brig. Gen. Hanferd J.
  • Reservists serve those who gave all to their country

    The national news reports another warrior has died. For a fleeting moment, sadness and anger mix with a feeling of disheartenment. Yet, in the next moment, most of us move forward with our lives without stopping to think of our fallen comrade’s final journey home. Most of us, but not all of us. Not five reservists from the 446th Services Flight who
  • Reserve selects top performance manager

    Capt. Ray W. Gale from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is Air Force Reserve Command’s top performance manager for 2005. Command officials announced the award selection March 20. Captain Gale was one of first performance managers in the command to volunteer and deploy overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Command names airfield operations award winners

    Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside of Atlanta landed half of Air Force Reserve Command’s airfield operations awards for 2005. In a March 16 letter to commanders, AFRC officials announced the selection of the Dobbins ARB tower/ground controlled approach as the best air traffic control facility in the command. Clarence L. Miller and David A. Seal of
  • Air Force honors command safety programs, people

    Four Air Force Reserve Command flying units, an aero club and a crash recovery team received Air Force awards for their safety programs in 2005. Command officials announced March 17 that following units earned flight safety plaques: 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.; 439th AW, Westover Air Reserve
  • Statistics show fitness program needs to get on track

    Since the new fitness program began in 2004, Air Force Reserve Command’s performance has stumbled. In 2003, 76 percent of unit reservists took the fitness test. Most of them – 98.9 percent – passed their assessments. Two years later 68 percent of the reservists tested. But, this time 7 percent of them finished with a marginal score and 12 percent