• Reserve Command's newest C-17 honors President Reagan

    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan helped the Air Force Reserve Command dedicate its newest C-17 Globemaster III here Jan. 13, in honor of her late husband, the 40th president of the United States . The Spirit of Ronald Reagan is assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly its own C-17s. “We’ve been looking forward
  • Reservist competes for GEICO military service award

    A reservist from Lackland AFB, Texas, is one of four Airmen competing for a Department of Defense-level safety award. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Texas, announced the selection of Tech. Sgt. Anita Garcia of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing in a news release Jan. 11. She is vying for a 2005 Government Employees
  • Charleston family support office best in Air Force Reserve

    Air Force Reserve Command selected the 315th Airlift Wing Family Support Office, Charleston AFB, S.C., as its winner of the 2005 Department of Defense Family Readiness Award. Each of DOD’s seven reserve components chooses its family readiness award winner. These awards recognize the offices that demonstrate outstanding family readiness while
  • Air Force Reserve senior officers move in 2006

    Several senior officer positions in the Air Force Reserve Command will change in early 2006. Those changes include: Col. James J. Muscatell Jr. from commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Base, Minn., to commander of the 302nd AW, Peterson AFB, Colo. Brig. Gen. William P. Kane, commander of the
  • Air Force Reserve to operate with fewer reservists

    Air Force Reserve Command will have a smaller force in 2006. The 2006 Defense Appropriations Act signed by President George W. Bush Dec. 30 funds an end-strength of 74,000 reservists. That’s 2,100 fewer reservists compared to the 2005 end-strength of 76,100. The new legislation also approves 9,852 full-time air reserve technicians and 2,290
  • Reservists benefit from 2006 defense authorization act

    People serving in the Air Force Reserve Command and other reserve components could receive new or enhanced benefits this year. The 2006 National Defense Authorization Act lets the Department of Defense offer reservists a variety of benefits more on par with their active-duty counterparts, said Chuck Witschonke, DOD's deputy director for
  • Member embraces new home, cherishes liberty

    “Life without the breath of liberty is no life.” Those were the words that inspired Senior Airman Papa Faal in his quest to fulfill a childhood dream—to become a U.S. citizen. From The Gambia, one of the smallest countries in the western part of Africa, the 459th Military Personnel Flight relocations specialist explained that it was a privilege
  • Reservist joins Army team to assist hundreds in Ecuador

    For a 944th Medical Squadron dental technician, a mission in Ecuador was an experience she’d never forget. Tech. Sgt. Kristie Wever volunteered to join the Army’s 94th Medical Unit from Seagoville, Texas, for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in August 2005. The team of 32 included physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and medical, optometry, and
  • Life support NCO digs for clues to the past

    Even though more than 30 years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War, more than 1,800 service members are still missing in action.In an effort to search and recover evidence of people missing in action, Tech. Sgt. Joe Baker, 302nd Fighter Squadron life support craftsman, volunteered to go to Vietnam to assist the Joint POW/MIA Accounting
  • For Reserve aircrew, New Year’s Eve over Iraq is routine

    People around the globe welcomed 2006 with a variety of New Year’s Eve celebrations. High above Iraq, a Reserve C-130 Hercules aircrew headed for Balad Air Base, celebrated in a different way -- flying another mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. With the drone of the aircraft’s four propellers in the background, Senior Master Sgt. Ernie