• Reservist gives ‘gift of life’ 100 times

    Seventeen years ago, Senior Master Sgt. Carl Donophan donated blood for the first time. He is now among an elite group of people who have reached the rare milestone of making his 100th apheresis donation. Apheresis is a type of donation where the donor gives only a certain part of the blood, generally platelets or plasma. After the needed
  • Reservists protect Airmen at Baghdad base

    Two reservists at Baghdad International Airport are shaping force protection for more than 700 people, meshing the future total force with the reality of what is currently around them. Capt. Lisa Maloney and Master Sgt. Mary Webb run the anti-terrorism/force protection office here. Working daily with the Army, the two citizen Airmen use a broad
  • Reserve improves safety, floor space on rescue helicopters

    Air Force Reserve Command’s 15 combat search and rescue helicopters will get improved crew seats and more cabin space to care for rescued people when modifications are complete this year. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters will feature safer, more ergonomic cabin crew seats. New auxiliary fuel tanks will add more than 7 square feet of useable cabin
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  • Future Total Force outlined on Capitol Hill

    There will be no "gap" between the end of assigned missions for Air National Guard units and the beginning of their replacement missions. In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on July 20, the director of Air Force plans and programs told legislators the service is working hard to find replacement missions for Air National Guard
  • Air Force Reserve seeks applicants for full-time duty

    The Air Force Reserve is looking for officers and enlisted people to fill full-time Active Guard and Reserve positions. In the past 15 years, the number of AGR slots has increased from 400 to more than 1,900 authorizations. “We have opportunities in many specialties but a larger concentration in career fields such security forces, combat rescue,
  • Milwaukee C-130 crew earns command flying award

    Six reservists earned the 2004 Air Force Association Outstanding Reserve Aircrew Award for safely landing their C-130 Hercules aircraft late last year after it was damaged by enemy ground fire. Maj. Rolf W. Breen and his crew from Milwaukee’s 440th Airlift Wing saved not only themselves and their multimillion dollar airplane but also 57 Soldiers on
  • Reservists airlift dolphin from Texas to Florida

    No one knows how or why Noah, a rough-toothed dolphin, ended up near death on a Texas beach last August. However, his journey home drew national media attention July 15 when he was loaded onto an Air Force Reserve Command C-130J-30 for a flight to Florida. A crew of reservists from the 815th Airlift Squadron here was already flying a reserve
  • Duke Field picks up new mission after Hurricane Dennis

    As Northwest Florida residents evacuated before the arrival of Hurricane Dennis, a 400-member contingent prepared to pull into Duke Field July 10 to begin relief efforts for storm victims as 120-mph winds waned. Duke Field became a logistical staging area for the contingent made up of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency
  • General sees ‘seamless’ force in Southwest Asia

    Everyone is on the same team, wears the same uniform and performs the same mission. As a result, people can’t tell the difference between active-duty, Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard troops. That’s the impression Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander, got on his visit to Iraq and Afghanistan in