• Homestead Reservists return from Balad

    Forty-one Air Force Reservists from the 482nd Fighter Wing arrived at Homestead Air Reserve Base Jan. 20 after spending 120 days deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq. For some reservists the trip home began more than a week earlier. “Some troops left as early as 10 days ago from Balad. The remainder left on Jan. 18 to arrive back on Jan. 20. They had
  • Air Force Reserve announces medical service awards

    Most of Air Force Reserve Command’s medical service awards for 2005 went to reservists from Niagara Falls International Airport Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Command officials announced the following winners in January: Outstanding Enlisted Health Services Management Senior NCO of the Year – Master Sgt. Angela J. Woods, 920th Aeromedical Staging
  • FM selects 4 organizations, 16 people for awards

    In January, Air Force Reserve Command recognized four organizations and 16 individuals in its financial management and comptroller of the year award competition. At the Air Force-level, the winners will represent the command and compete against other major command nominees for contributions in fiscal 2005 from Oct. 1, 2004, to Sept. 30, 2005. The
  • Awards recognize Air Force Reserve safety performances

    Air Force Reserve Command officials announced in January the command’s safety award winners for 2005. The awards recognize achievements in flight, ground and weapons safety along with well-done performances between Oct. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2005. The 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Ariz., captured the most individual and program awards. In flight
  • Position-vacancy promotions change

    Air Force Reserve Command is changing the way it determines the number of early officer promotions, known as position-vacancy promotions. “Starting with the February 2006 Air Force Reserve Major Promotion Selection Board, we will link position-vacancy promotion quotas to mandatory promotion board quotas,” said Col. Shaun Kelleher, chief of the
  • Reserve Command provides help for BRAC-affected personnel

    Air Force Reserve Command is going to great lengths help reservists and civilians with new programs to navigate Base Realignment and Closure changes. The programs include a BRAC guide, member tracking codes, two clearing houses, email boxes and an archive; all designed to assist those affected by the current BRAC, and to create a system should
  • 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