• New commandwide anti-drug initiative begins

    Supply and demand are part of life in America. Unfortunately, that life includes a large supply of abused legal and illegal drugs.In an effort to reduce the demand for these drugs, Air Force Reserve Command began its “True Blue” campaign commandwide in April.“In the past, anti-drug or anti-substance abuse efforts were all negative and centered on
  • BRAC: Information available for affected bases

    The Secretary of Defense is expected to announce the proposed Base Realignment and Closure list during a press conference May 13.Air Force officials understand the effect BRAC can have on servicemembers, retirees, employees and their families.To assist people with vital BRAC information, the Air Force will provide a toll-free number, (888)
  • Air Force announces aviation resource management awards

    Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2004 Outstanding Air Force Aviation Resource Management of the Year Awards.The 2004 winners are:-- Airman of the Year: Airman 1st Class Dusty S. Stofan, 17th Special Operations Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan.-- Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Roderick E. Fernandez, 317th
  • Two Airmen among recipients of military service award

    Two Airmen were among the six recipients of the annual Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. For 17 years, GEICO has recognized servicemembers from all branches of the service -- including the Guard and Reserve -- for work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention, fire and safety prevention, and traffic safety and accident
  • Deployed sergeant takes STEP to technical sergeant

    One of the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s best people received some great news April 24 while deployed to Southwest Asia … “You are out of uniform.” Those words came from Maj. Gen. Norman Seip, Combined Forces Air Component deputy commander, when he spoke to Staff Sgt. Brett Sansone. At the time, the sergeant was deployed with the CENTAF Forward
  • Reservists set example at New Horizons 2005 camp

    In a camp tucked away in southwest Panama, two Airmen are leaving a lasting impression on their fellow servicemembers and the local people they meet. Master Sgt. Steve Axie and Tech. Sgt. George Lyon have grown to call it home, but three months ago, the two arrived to build a base camp on a horse pasture provided by Panamanian officials. They were
  • Training ensures reservists ready to go

    Air Force Space Command reservists tested a common training assembly concept here April 22 and 23 to ensure nearly 350 individual mobilization augmentees were trained and ready for mobilization. Reservists need to be trained at the same level as their active-duty counterparts. While active-duty Airmen have all year to meet their ancillary training
  • Air Force Reserve announces senior officer moves

    Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command personnel officials here announced several senior officer actions April 21. These actions include: Col. Frank K. Brooks Jr. from director of communications and information, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, to director of communications and information, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph
  • Reserve selects Volunteer Excellence Award recipient

    Helping families of activated reservists earned a volunteer from Niagara Falls, N.Y., the Air Force Reserve Command’s first Volunteer Excellence Award. Jacqueline M. Newman received the Carol Eizonas Smith and Patriccia Batbie Volunteer Excellence Award May 1. Col. James B. Roberts Jr., 914th Airlift Wing commander, presented the award plaque and a
  • C-17s get state-of-the-art home at March Field

    When the 452nd Air Mobility Wing welcomes eight C-17 Globemasters later this year, the aircraft will be maintained in an environmentally friendly hangar that is larger than a football field and incorporates advanced construction technology. “We wanted it to appear it belonged here – have it blend in with its environment, as well as meet the