• Airmen join Soldiers taking Kenya military to new heights

    As the sun rose June 6, seven Airmen wearing desert flightsuits stood outside the guarded entrance to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport waiting for their passengers. The Air Force Reserve Command C-130 Hercules crew was handpicked to take several dozen Kenyan army special operations forces’ paratroopers on their first airdrop in nearly three
  • Band of the Air Force Reserve to perform Independence Day celebration July 1

    The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve will perform at the 22nd annual Independence Day Celebration July 1 at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins. The free concert will also feature Warner Robins native Bobbie Eakes, an accomplished soap opera star and recording artist, for a night of music, fireworks and family fun.
  • Airman teaches deaf man to fly

    With planes taking off down the runway behind her, the flight instructor begins talking more loudly while illustrating a point to her student. Then she remembers he cannot hear a word she is saying. He is deaf.Senior Airman Christy Helgeson met Rob Drake at a local flying club, where she is an assistant chief pilot. A week after they met in
  • Reservist to receive Air Force Academy airmanship award

    A 1979 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy is going back to school May 13.Lt. Col. Keith Schultz, deputy commander of the 917th Wing’s Operations Group here, will accept the academy’s 2005 Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship during lunch in the academy’s Mitchell Hall.The award honors him for heroism and sustained superior performance as a
  • Personnel center stops mailing point credit summary

    The Air Reserve Personnel Center here no longer mails Air Force Form 526, Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Point Credit Summary, to Air Force reservists.Guard and Reserve members had been receiving the form annually since October 1972. They must now use the virtual Military Personnel Flight to print a copy of their point credit information.In
  • Reservists overcome challenges of going to Guatemala

    The 10-day medical training exercise to Guatemala in April presented several challenges for reservists from Air Force Reserve Command’s 710th Medical Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.Squadron medical planner Maj. Jerry Hall, nurse Capt. Kami Willet and health services specialist Master Sgt. Debbie Bernhardt started planning the MEDRETE
  • Airmen travel to Guatemala to train, treat patients

    Outside a primitive five-room elementary school hundreds of villagers lined up to receive medical, dental and optometry care.Thirty-three Airmen left Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 23 to provide that care for 10 days at three different schools in villages surrounding the city of Coban in the mountainous region of central Guatemala. Air Force
  • 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