• Command names airfield operations award winners

    Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside of Atlanta landed half of Air Force Reserve Command’s airfield operations awards for 2005. In a March 16 letter to commanders, AFRC officials announced the selection of the Dobbins ARB tower/ground controlled approach as the best air traffic control facility in the command. Clarence L. Miller and David A. Seal of
  • Air Force honors command safety programs, people

    Four Air Force Reserve Command flying units, an aero club and a crash recovery team received Air Force awards for their safety programs in 2005. Command officials announced March 17 that following units earned flight safety plaques: 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.; 439th AW, Westover Air Reserve
  • Statistics show fitness program needs to get on track

    Since the new fitness program began in 2004, Air Force Reserve Command’s performance has stumbled. In 2003, 76 percent of unit reservists took the fitness test. Most of them – 98.9 percent – passed their assessments. Two years later 68 percent of the reservists tested. But, this time 7 percent of them finished with a marginal score and 12 percent
  • Boots on the ground

    It’s hot, dry, windy and dangerous on the airbase. As you walk around, sand blows in your face and stings like it would at the beach. But this is no beach. This is where people from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., are playing a vital role in the War on Terror, thousands of miles from home. Chief Master Sgt. Tim Plemmons of the 84th Aerial Port
  • Program streamlines training for IMAs

    A partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and Air Force Space Command may signal a change in the way individual mobilization augmentees train. A common training assembly at Patrick AFB, Fla., March 8-10 allowed more than 200 IMAs to fulfill more than 20 hours of training and readiness requirements. Typically, IMAs have to juggle their
  • 19 compete for outstanding airmen, first sergeant honors

    Nineteen bluesuiters from around the nation are vying for one of four spots in the 2005 Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Airman/First Sergeant of the Year competition. They will learn April 20 who will represent the command at the Air Force level. Command officials will announce the winners of the airman, NCO, senior NCO and first sergeant
  • Reservists earn awards for service in war on terrorism

    Air Force reservists who deploy in support of the Global War on Terrorism need to ensure they receive credit for their service. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 30,000 have been mobilized and thousands more have volunteered to serve at home and abroad. Many of them have served in combat with virtually every unit to see action in support of Operations
  • Westover athlete ‘presses’ to the top

    An aircraft maintainer from here is pumped up for the Amateur Athlete Union National Bench Press Championships in Baltimore, Md., March 25. Senior Airman Rick F. Marrama of the 439th Maintenance Squadron lifted 556 pounds to win the single-lift bench press event in the 198-pound body weight class in a World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters
  • Testing terror response skills

    Air Force reservists from the 482nd Fighter Wing held a mass casualty exercise here March 14 based on a simulated suicide car-bombing near the base's main entrance. The training was part of a week-long operational readiness exercise, which acts as a self-assessment of the wing’s ability to go to war. During the exercise, a "terrorist" simulated
  • Saving lives at 30,000 feet

    Doctors, nurses and medical technicians feverishly rushing around, yelling for pain medication and working on patients in an environment that looks like controlled chaos, sounds like a familiar scene from a popular television drama or a busy emergency room. The only difference is this scene often takes place at more than 30,000 feet as medical