• 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,
  • AFRC exceeds recruiting goal for 5th consecutive year

    For the fifth consecutive year, Air Force Reserve Command has exceeded its recruiting goal. This year is the earliest the command has achieved its annual requirement. The recruiting year ends Sept. 30. AFRC Recruiting Service met its 2005 recruiting year goal Aug. 11 when it accessed its 8,800th recruit, and the numbers continue to climb. As of
  • $400,000 of SGLI coverage starts Sept. 1

    Four hundred thousand dollars of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance automatically goes into effect for everyone in the U.S. military Sept. 1. If people don’t want the maximum SGLI coverage, they will have to change it in writing, even if they opted for much less or none in the past. The current maximum coverage is $250,000. In addition, a new law
  • Reserve to inactivate combat logistics support squadrons

    Air Force Reserve Command will inactivate all of its combat logistics support squadrons by Oct. 1 as part of a force structure realignment. Scheduled to disband are the 419th CLSS at Hill AFB, Utah; 433rd CLSS at Lackland AFB, Texas; 445th CLSS at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; 507th CLSS at Tinker AFB, Okla.; and 622nd CLSS at Robins AFB. These
  • Selfridge to get new wing commander in November

    After 16 years on base, the commander of the 434th Operations Group is leaving Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., to command the 927th Air Refueling Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Col. Gary E. Beebe will replace Col. Kenneth D. Suggs in November as commander of the Air Force Reserve Command flying wing. Colonel Suggs will retire from
  • Holiday season message highlights importance of life

    As the holiday season and another year approach, let us take time to consider what is really important – family and friends. During this time of year, we tend to hold our families a little closer, realizing that what we take for granted can change in an instant. We need to remember our friends who have endured great sacrifices or those who have
  • Reserve rescue crews aid Katrina victims

    Answering a call for help, Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing here responded to one of the most dangerous storms in U.S. history. Members of the unit deployed to Jackson, Miss., Aug. 30 to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The crews are joining the Air National Guard’s 172nd