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  • Total force Samaritans in the sand help friend, foe

    As the story goes, a Samaritan helped an injured stranger along a well-traveled road in the Middle East more than 2,000 years ago. Today, hundreds of miles farther east, reservists of the 433rd Medical Squadron are working with about 140 members of Lackland AFB’s 59th Medical Wing, Army medics and Australians to help those who need medical care,
  • Tanker crew carries Reserve torch at Rodeo

    The aircraft at Rodeo 2005 come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing every one of them has in common is their need for a constant supply of fuel. The 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., is one of nine refueling wings and the only Air Force Reserve Command refueling wing competing here. “This is an opportunity to show our
  • McChord reservists help international Rodeo competitors

    When the first international team aircraft touched down here June 14 for Air Mobility Rodeo 2005, reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing were standing by to assist. Helping the six international competing and nine observers get the most out of their Rodeo experience are interpreters, maintenance liaisons and sponsoring squadrons. Eighteen of the 27
  • Reservists earn unit award for Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Air Force reservists who supported the war in Iraq while with the 16th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force may be eligible for an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with a V device for valor.Operating from Aviano Air Base, Italy, the 16th AETF directed a variety of aerial support across the Mediterranean and northern Iraq. Members of the task
  • Patriot Evergreen prepares A-10s for combat operations

    Reservists from the 442nd Fighter Wing got a chance to practice what they preach early May 16 as the first A-10 of the day lifted off the runway here into a deck of broken clouds.A second aircraft hurtled down the concrete strip shortly after, loaded like the first with six MK-82 500-pound bombs, on its way to the Yakima firing range, just a short
  • African-American woman first to command flying wing

    A former wing vice commander is the first African-American woman in the Air Force Reserve Command -- and the Air Force -- to command a flying wing.Col. Stayce Harris accepted command of the 459th Air Refueling Wing in a ceremony here May 15.Before replacing Brig. Gen. Richard Severson as commander of the 1,300-member wing, she was vice commander of
  • Contact center supports Tricare enrollment

    The Air Force Reserve Contact Center here is the sole point of contact for Air Force reservists to enroll in Tricare Reserve Select. This is the first time the Air Reserve Personnel Center has been able to provide a service to all reservists under the Air Force Personnel Service Delivery Transformation Shared Services Organization model, a
  • Florida to help Reserve families in need

    If a reservist’s family in Florida has an emergency its budget can’t handle while he or she is on active duty and deployed, the state wants to help. Starting July 1, financial assistance is available to eligible residents of Florida who are dependents of military people in the reserve components. “This shows real support for our troops from the
  • Hurricane Hunters fly first WC-130J operational mission

    The first storm of this year’s hurricane season came a little early appearing in the Pacific off the coast of Central America.Hurricane Adrian also marked the beginning of a new era in weather reconnaissance for the Hurricane Hunters of the 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.When thunderous winds threatening El Salvador formed
  • Life insurance benefits gain increased emphasis

    Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders want reservists to know about the importance of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance. A recent tragedy involving a reservist who declined SGLI coverage prompted a call for this benefit to receive more emphasis. In addition to requiring reservists to report to their military personnel flight to decline
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