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  • Former POWs relive freedom flights

    More than 120 former Prisoners of War continued a 33-year layover of freedom by reliving the flights that carried them home from North Vietnam. The Hanoi Taxi – the last C-141 Starlifter still serving in the Air Force – made two of its final three flights May 5. Former Prisoners of War gathered in Fairborn, Ohio, for a reunion and to take part in a
  • Hanoi Taxi shuttles C-141 into history books

    Arguably the most famous C-141 Starlifter in the Air Force inventory touched down for the last time at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio on May 6. The “Hanoi Taxi,” tail number 66-0177 flew its final scheduled mission in preparation for permanent display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.The “Hanoi Taxi” is best remembered
  • Reservists participate in regional disaster response exercise

    About 500 military members from across the United States partnered with local hospitals and private businesses April 24-28 for a coordinated disaster response exercise. The exercise, named the Coyote Crisis Campaign, involved response to simulated explosions, power outages, potentially contaminated air and water, and victims needing emergency
  • Command announces IMAs of the year

    Air Force Reserve Command officials here announced the Outstanding Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year award winners for 2005. Lt. Col. Michael E. Michno at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Master Sgt. Thomas A. Puccio at MacDill AFB, Fla., competed against 31 officers and 16 other enlisted airmen to earn the distinction of the year’s
  • Aerial spray squadron receives national award at CDC ceremony

    Air Force Reserve Command’s Aerial Spray Squadron from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, answered another call from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention May 1. However, this time it wasn’t in response to a natural disaster. Instead, members of the squadron attended the 2006 National Center for Infectious
  • Air Force Reserve facing recruiting, retention challenges

    During the past five years, the Air Force Reserve has had great success in getting and keeping the people. That could change in the next couple of years, said Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, speaking to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense April 26. The
  • Air Force Reserve looks to volunteers to fight war

    Air Force Reserve Command is relying more on volunteers and less on mobilized reservists to fight the war on terror, according to Lt. Gen. John A Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander. The operations tempo to meet the combatant commanders’ requirements since 9/11 remains high said the general in testimony before the U.S. Senate
  • Air Force Reserve supports nation at home, overseas

    Since 9/11 the Air Force Reserve has defended the nation and supported the homeland as a total force partner. In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense April 26, Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, outlined what Air Force reservists have done
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