• Construction begins on Lackland C-5 Galaxy schoolhouse

    Contractors began breaking ground June 27 to build facilities that will allow the C-5 Formal Training Unit to move from Altus AFB, Okla., to its future home here at the Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing. The on-going commotion near the flight line signals the first stages of a new era. Two new buildings are planned – a three-story,
  • Reservist among Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen

    An Air Force Reserve Command senior NCO is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2005. Senior Master Sgt. Anthony J. Rittwager is the accessories flight chief for the 514th Maintenance Squadron at McGuire AFB, N.J. An Air Force board at the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas, selected him from 45 nominees
  • Air Force Reserve spouses earn education scholarships

    The wives of three Air Force Reserve Command reservists will receive $1,000 scholarships to further their education. Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan, Susan Mattes-Bostian, Joy Supplee and 27 other Air Force spouses earned the Air Force Association’s 2005 Aerospace Education Foundation Spouse Scholarships. Mrs. Gaiters-Jordan is the wife of Tech. Sgt.
  • Aerial porters help NASA move cargo to Costa Rica

    Getting people and cargo out of this world is the specialty of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Getting them around the world is the job of aerial port professionals here. Earlier this year when NASA needed to move essential scientific research equipment from Houston to Costa Rica, it sent a request to the 433rd Airlift Control
  • Confidentiality, coordinators help victims of sexual assault

    Military people who are victims of sexual assault now have the option of making a confidential report and receiving medical assistance without initiating a military investigation. A new Department of Defense policy establishes sexual assault response coordinators at all military installations, including Air Force Reserve Command bases. SARCs help
  • Reserve selects top medical people, units

    The 439th Airlift Wing from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., won the most Air Force Reserve Command medical awards for 2004. Headquarters AFRC officials announced the winners in June with Westover taking five individual and three unit awards. Top individuals in the command by category are: Reserve officer in a deployable medical unit – Capt.
  • Command names best services programs

    March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and Niagara Falls International Airport Air Reserve Station, N.Y., are double winners in Air Force Reserve Command’s services program award competition. March has this year’s best sports and fitness program and consolidated club. Niagara Falls runs the top marketing program and information, ticket and travel program.
  • General recognizes reservists for flying mission support

    Maj. Gen. David E. Tanzi, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, recognized two reservists in June for their support of the command’s flying mission. Tech. Sgt. Rudy M. McAllister, 758th Airlift Squadron, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., was named the Air Force’s Air Reserve Component Aircrew Life Support NCO of the
  • McChord’s Reserve unit wins best C-17 wing at Rodeo

    The 446th Airlift Wing is the best C-17 wing in the Air Force, as announced during the 2005 Air Mobility Rodeo closing ceremony here June 24. The Air Force Reserve Command wing received the Gen. Duane H. Cassidy Trophy for its outstanding performance in all aspects of airlift operations. These operations include security forces, aerial port