• Air Force Reserve announces senior officer moves

    Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command personnel officials here announced several senior officer actions April 21. These actions include: Col. Frank K. Brooks Jr. from director of communications and information, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, to director of communications and information, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph
  • Reserve selects Volunteer Excellence Award recipient

    Helping families of activated reservists earned a volunteer from Niagara Falls, N.Y., the Air Force Reserve Command’s first Volunteer Excellence Award. Jacqueline M. Newman received the Carol Eizonas Smith and Patriccia Batbie Volunteer Excellence Award May 1. Col. James B. Roberts Jr., 914th Airlift Wing commander, presented the award plaque and a
  • C-17s get state-of-the-art home at March Field

    When the 452nd Air Mobility Wing welcomes eight C-17 Globemasters later this year, the aircraft will be maintained in an environmentally friendly hangar that is larger than a football field and incorporates advanced construction technology. “We wanted it to appear it belonged here – have it blend in with its environment, as well as meet the
  • Reserve, active duty pilots battle for air superiority

    In the animal world, a 500-pound gorilla would pose relatively no threat to a 1,200-pound Mako shark swimming at 65 mph. However, when these two creatures take on the form of fighter pilots and step into an F-15 Eagle or F-16 Fighting Falcon to face off in the sky, anything is possible. For two weeks, F-15 “Gorillas” from Eglin Air Force Base’s
  • Duke Field finds recipe for repeat food award

    It was not a food fight in the traditional sense, but the 919th Services Flight at Duke Field, Fla., reclaimed the title as best dining facility in Air Force Reserve Command.The scrap began last year when the 911th SVF’s Long Dining Facility staff at Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., won the command’s John L. Hennessy
  • Hurricane Hunters receive awards for tracking storms

    Air Force reservists in the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron here received two awards in March for their work during the 2004 hurricane season.The Hurricane Hunters logged more than 80 flights into tropical storms in August and September. At times they tracked two storms simultaneously.Maj. Gen. James Bankers, 22nd Air Force commander, and
  • Airlift squadron retires, may come back in Alaska

    The 730th Airlift Squadron retired from service March 19, 62 years after it first stood up as a bombardment unit during World War II.“It’s a bittersweet day,” said 452nd Operations Group Commander Col. Jeffery Robertson. “We get to renew some old friendships, but it’s also a rather sad occasion when we say goodbye to a gallant, proven warrior and
  • Reserve, Guard leaders testify on Capitol Hill

    The directors of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve testified April 20 on readiness and management support before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee. Lt. Gen. Daniel James III, Air National Guard director, told senators he sees positive benefits to the community basing concept. "I look forward to a day when we will have
  • New health plan extends care for activated reservists

    Health care for reservists gets a booster shot April 25. That’s when a premium-based health care plan starts for those activated for a contingency anytime since 9/11.Department of Defense officials announced Tricare Reserve Select at a Pentagon news conference March 24.“We are committed to providing the proper combination of compensation and
  • Air Force Reserve announces senior officer moves

    Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command personnel officials here announced several senior officer actions in March.Brig. Gen. Jack C. Ihle, commander of the 917th Wing, Barksdale AFB, La., will retire April 3.Col. Robert O. Tarter, mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of Air Force Reserve, Pentagon, will replace General Ihle as the 917th Wing