• McChord reservists recognized for extraordinary achievement

    Two Air Force reservists here were presented medals for extraordinary achievement Jan. 11 for their heroic acts that resulted in saving lives and two $200 million aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Eric Olson, a loadmaster with the 313th Airlift Squadron here, was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in safely landing a C-17 after it
  • Robins, local community team up to celebrate Black Heritage Month

    The base and local communities are celebrating Black History Month by observing the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement. The civil rights movement started in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1905 and attempted to obtain equal rights for blacks. The Niagara Movement was a precursor to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The
  • Command announces mission support award winners

    People in California, Georgia and Michigan came up big winners in competition for 2004 Air Force Reserve Command mission support awards. Command officials announced the top units and individuals Jan. 12. The best units are: Mission support squadron – 927th Mission Support Flight, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Geritt D. Foster Jr.
  • C-130J circumnavigates globe

    Crossing 33 time zones, and stopping in nine locations and seven countries, a Reserve crew from the 403rd Wing here circumnavigated the planet in a C-130J Hercules. This was a first for the new airlifter.The global trek was the culmination of a series of events that included the Aero India International Air Show in Bangalore, a showcase of military
  • Little Rock reservists receive homecoming salute

    Family, friends and co-workers turned out Jan. 8 to honor 65 reservists in the 96th Aerial Port Squadron here. The Airmen were activated in 2004 and deployed to Pope AFB, N.C., and to Southwest Asia to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. For their service, each received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal during a
  • President asks for more money, fewer Air Force reservists

    The president’s proposed defense budget for next year seeks $3.9 billion in funding for Air Force Reserve Command and an end-strength of 74,000 reservists.The fiscal 2006 request covers the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2005. It asks for 2,100 fewer Air Force reservists than the 76,100 authorized in fiscal 2005.Senior Department of Defense officials
  • Air Force Reserve crews, aircraft aid tsunami victims

    Air Force Reserve Command C-5 and C-17 aircrews and support people from around the United States are supporting the tsunami disaster relief efforts. AFRC units participating in the humanitarian mission include the 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 433rd AW, Lackland AFB, Texas; 439th AW, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; 446th AW, McChord
  • More teamwork, technology drive Air Force transformation

    Air Force officials will use more teamwork and technology in transforming the service into a more agile and efficient force for the 21st century, a senior Air National Guard officer said here Feb. 7.The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard will stay very much a part of current and future Air Force missions, said Brig. Gen. Charles Ickes II,
  • 917th Wing Honor Guard member picked for inauguration duty

    A member of the 917th Wing, Senior Airman Reginald Ross, was selected to serve as one of the honor guard detail members to participate in the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2005, along with the United States National Honor Guard from Bolling AFB, DC. Approximately 20 other honor guard member from around the world were chosen for this
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