• Air Force Reserve F-16 unit honors extraordinary boy

    Seven-year-old Gabe Adams wore a flight suit and a smile Oct. 19 when reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing here made him an honorary pilot. Gabe, who was born with no arms or legs, was given VIP status during a tour of the wing along with his 2nd grade class. Gabe was also joined by his parents and his grandparents. The group visited the Air Force
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  • Peterson airlift wing demobilization draws near

    With a demobilization celebration scheduled for December, Air Force reservists in the 302nd Airlift Wing here now have more time to reflect on their accomplishments during the past 14 months. Many of them deployed overseas to serve and support ongoing U.S. Central Command operations in Southwest Asia. A wave of deployments actually began in August
  • Space unit to grow, become more self-sufficient

    In most households, younger children depend on their older siblings for help until they are able to perform their share of chores. Things are no different with Air Force Reserve Command's 310th Space Group at nearby Schriever AFB. As it gets bigger, the space group will take on more work and rely less on its older sibling, the 302nd Airlift Wing
  • Jet car team delivers thanks to injured troops

    Air Force Reserve Command's Jet Car performance driver, who's used to going 400 mph, slowed down enough Oct. 11 to thank American troops in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. Bill Braack collected 8,745 cards of thanks from jet car fans during a 12-week, cross-country tour and delivered them to patients recovering from combat
  • Grissom breaks ground for $5 million construction project

    With the flick of wrists and the turn of dirt, base officials marked the official start of a new $5 million construction project here. Slated to be completed in January 2008, the project will replace the current radar approach control facility. The facility was built in the 1960s and is located off base in the Grissom Aeroplex. The new facility
  • Former Air Force Reserve commander makes historic flight

    A former commander of the Air Force Reserve touched down here aboard a piece of history Oct. 12 to participate in the dedication of one of America's newest memorials. Retired Maj. Gen. Richard Bodycombe said he and his crew endured a "very chilly" trip aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress from Detroit to Andrews AFB to conduct a flyover above the Air
  • Travis team places first in national firefighting competition

    A team of firefighters from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., finished first in the individual heats portion of the 2006 U.S. National Firefighter Combat Challenge held here Oct. 13-14. In the individual heat team competition, the best three team member times were totaled for the team time. The Travis team also finished third in the relay competition.