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  • Hurricane Katrina: C-5s fly for ‘the welfare of the people’

    An Air Force Reserve Command C-5 Galaxy aircrew flew a cross-country mission Aug. 30 to pick up two rescue teams to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The crew from Westover’s 439th Airlift Wing airlifted 75,000 pounds of cargo and 29 passengers from March ARB, Calif., to Lafayette Regional Airport in Lafayette, La. The passengers included
  • C-5s deliver troops, helicopters for earthquake relief

    U.S. Pacific Command Airmen loaded three Air Force Reserve Command C-5 Galaxies with helicopters, support equipment and Soldiers bound to help earthquake victims in Pakistan Oct. 16.The Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters are the first U.S. Pacific Command assets to deploy to earthquake-shattered Pakistan. A C-5 can carry two CH-47
  • Minneapolis security forces sergeant apprehends intruders

    What started out as an ordinary patrol for a 934th Security Forces Squadron reservist ended with the capture of two civilians at 2:30 a.m. July 23. Staff Sgt. Kevin Klefsaas, a full-time Active Guard and Reserve member, stopped his patrol car, shined a spotlight and discovered two people laying flat on the ground. The intruders used a pair of wire
  • March accepts AF Reserve Command's first C-17

    The 452nd Air Mobility Wing received Air Force Reserve Command’s first C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in a ceremony Tuesday at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Maj. Gen. Robert E. Duignan, 4th Air Force commander, and an aircrew from the 452nd AMW made the flight from the Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., facility to the base. “We’re
  • Air Force Reserve looks to Future Total Force to keep pace

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary is from testimony by Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services July 20. We are all facing new and unique challenges. The Air Force is re-evaluating its functional and operational
  • Air Force Reserve takes on recruiting challenges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary is from testimony by Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services July 19. Recruiting quality service members is a top priority for the Air Force Reserve. Competition for these members among
  • Air Force Reserve retention remains on track

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary is from testimony by Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services July 19. WASHINGTON – Retaining quality service people is a top priority for the Air Force Reserve, and officer and enlisted
  • Minneapolis youth ‘boldly goes’ to space camp

    Going to camp this summer has proven to be a memorable experience for one youth here. Carissa Ott, 15, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Greg Ott of the 27th Aerial Port Squadron, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, and his wife, Becky. She was one of several youths across the Air Force who received a scholarship to attend
  • Willow Grove operates joint hazmat pharmacy

    More joint operations seem to be the way of the future for America’s military, with the four branches of service sharing land, runways, missions and services. At Willow Grove, they are sharing chemicals, too. Located on the southeast side of the base, the Willow Grove hazmat pharmacy provides the chemical supply function for 130 supply accounts,
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