• Reservists honored by Association of Military Surgeons

    The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States selected seven units and 17 reservists as winners of Air Force Reserve Command's 2005 AMSUS awards. More than half of the individual award winners are from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. They include the following award recipients: Airman assigned to an
  • Homestead Airmen honored at Miami Dolphins football game

    Fifty Airmen from the 482nd Fighter Wing participated in a military appreciation event during the Miami Dolphins football game at Dolphin Stadium on Sept 17th. For the reservists, it presented a unique opportunity. "I thought it was a great way to get out in the community to represent our base and the entire military," said Tech. Sgt. Martin Leon,
  • Reservists, employers, units receive Air Force awards

    Two Citizen Airmen, their employers and two Air Force Reserve Command units are among those slated to be honored at the Air Force Association's national convention in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25. Each year the AFA recognizes an enlisted person and an officer, who deployed during the previous year, and their employers who supported them while they
  • STARBASE Louisiana doubles class size

    STARBASE Louisiana, an Air Force Reserve Command-sponsored educational program for at-risk 5th and 6th graders, is expanding as a result of cooperation by several base organizations. Use of the 917th Security Forces Squadron's satellite lecture room will allow the program to accommodate twice as many students, from 650 last year to 1,300 this year,
  • Reservists honored for hurricane rescue efforts

    More than 40 reservists in the 943rd Rescue Group here received honors Sept. 10 for their service during rescue efforts following last year's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The reservists belong to Air Force Reserve Command's 305th Rescue Squadron, 306th RQS, 943rd Maintenance Squadron and other group support units. Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup was
  • Scott aeromedical evacuation reservists train on C-17

    Nineteen members of the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here got a chance to test their skills on a visiting C-17 Globemaster from March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The aircraft was already on the tarmac when the sun rose on the Saturday of the unit training assembly. Ninety minutes later, the AES Citizen Airmen were loading and securing their
  • Air Force Reserve tops recruiting goal again

    For the sixth year in a row, Air Force Reserve Command has exceeded its recruiting goal. AFRC Recruiting Service surpassed its goal for the 2006 recruiting year Aug. 31 when it accessed its 8,001st recruit. The number signing up continues to climb. Col. Francis Mungavin, AFRC Recruiting Service commander, said success came from hard work,
  • Maxwell security forces reservist helps nab rapist

    Earlier this year the Arts & Entertainment Network's TV series "Cold Case Files" acknowledged an Air Force reservist's role in helping the Rochester (N.Y.) Police Department solve rape cases from 12 years ago. Staff Sgt. Richard Peterson of Air Force Reserve Command's 908th Security Forces Squadron is a highly decorated civilian law enforcement
  • Reservists prepare to fight wildfires in Pacific Northwest

    Air Force Reserve Command's only airborne fire fighting unit is back on the road and ready to fight fires again. Twenty-one members of the 302nd Airlift Wing boarded a C-130 Aug. 27 and headed for Klamath Falls, Ore., where they will stage Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System missions in an effort to help the U.S. Forest Service combat wildfires