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  • Air Force Reserve fighters destroy terrorist hideout

    Air Force Reserve Command F-16 pilots bombed a booby-trapped house near Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, Nov. 23. Anti-Iraqi forces had attacked Iraqi army soldiers with an improvised explosive device two days earlier. When coalition ground forces secured the area, they discovered the booby-trapped house, which had been used as a terrorist hideout. After an
  • Trick Pony brings season’s greetings to troops

    After playing for the troops in Korea earlier this year, country music band Trick Pony is back in the saddle again, slapping leather with Airmen on the other side of the world. They started riding with the Air Force Reserve Nov. 21 to Germany, Turkey and a forward-operating base in Southwest Asia. Their final stop is Keflivik, Iceland, Dec. 2. “We
  • Ramstein Reservist helps injured troops get home

    "Home for the holidays" is a familiar goal for many military people, but not Tech. Sgt. Katheryn Bicker. This reservist from 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Ariz., is forgoing her own holidays to help others in what she thinks is the true spirit of the season. "I don't think about it being tough," said the shift leader at Ramstein's 435th
  • Reserve giving warfighters gifts they can use

    Giving and receiving are the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you don't believe it, ask the aerial porters at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, who receive an average of about 600,000 pounds of cargo per day and give the warfighters in Iraq "gifts" that they can use. "When airlift operations at Frankfurt closed, Incirlik ops ramped up significantly,"
  • US builds bonds during the 2005 Dubai air show

    Usually when one thinks of the United States displaying air power in the Middle East, the promotion of economic growth and good will does not come to mind, but that is exactly why the U.S. Air Force and Navy are on hand during the Dubai 2005 Air Show. More than 300 U.S. military personnel and over 20 different U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft are
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  • Air Force Reserve F-16s strike insurgents in Iraq

    Air Force Reserve Command F-16s along with Air Force F-15s and Predators flew air strikes against insurgents near the Iraqi-Syria border Nov. 14 in support of Operation Steel Curtain. Reservists from the 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, provided ground support for U.S. forces after they swept into Ubaydi,
  • Reservist tops recruiting effort 16 months after joining

    A reservist from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., recruited eight people into the Air Force Reserve and earned its Get One Award for his efforts. Staff Sgt. James J. Fitzell Jr. of the 42nd Aerial Port Squadron also helped Westover’s 439th Airlift Wing attain 55 Get One accessions, the highest number in an Air Force Reserve Command wing. Runner-up
  • Recruiters sprint into new year with big push in October

    Air Force Reserve Command recruiters launched a full-court press the first week of October, enlisting 496 people. Many units held mass enlistments. By comparison, recruiters brought in 9,942 people during the recruiting year that ended Sept. 30, averaging 191 per week. They achieved 113 percent of their goal, making the command one of two reserve
  • Air Force Reserve F-16s patrol skies over Iraq

    Air Force Reserve Command F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters are providing combat air support for U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. Hundreds of aircrews and support people from four fighter wings began flying close-air-support and combat air patrol missions in September on a rotational basis. The last contingent of reservists from the 10th Air Force
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