• J-Model Hurricane Hunters log 124th mission during Wilma

    The newest addition to the U.S. Air Force mobility fleet, the WC-130J Hercules, proved itself during a busy hurricane season flying its 124th weather reconnaissance mission for the National Weather Service Oct. 21. The hurricane hunters, an Air Reserve unit from the 403rd Wing dislocated by Hurricane Katrina from Keesler Air Force Base, Ms., to
  • AFRC names public affairs achievement award winners

    Military people and civilian employees from six bases won 2004 Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Achievement awards.Maj. Gen. David E. Tanzi, AFRC vice commander, announced the award winners in a message Feb. 25. Six days later the general presented the awards to the recipients or their representatives at the AFRC PA Deployment for Training
  • Command receives 3 Air Force CE awards

    Air Force Reserve Command picked up three Air Force civil engineering awards here. The Society of American Military Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives and Air Force officials work together to select the annual award winners. The 910th Mission Support
  • Command selects top performance manager

    An officer in the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla., is Air Force Reserve Command’s performance manager for 2004.Headquarters AFRC officials here announced Maj. Donald L. Satterlee’s selection March 7.Major Satterlee’s knowledge and organizational skills led to exceptional performance in 2004, making a positive impact across his wing, 4th
  • Citizen airman, employer award competition begins

    April 1 is the deadline to nominate reservists and their employers for Air Force Reserve Command’s Citizen Airman Award and Employer of the Year Award. The awards recognize both an enlisted person and an officer who deployed in support of current operations in 2004. The employer award honors the person who strongly supported the activation and
  • Reservist competes for national safety award

    A reservist with the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is vying for a cash award and a free roundtrip to Washington, D.C., this spring. Master Sgt. Kenneth Baldwin and three active-duty Airmen are competing for the 2004 Government Employee Insurance Company Military Service Awards. Winners of the competition receive a plaque, a
  • New combat rescue group stands up in Arizona

    The 943rd Rescue Group here will hold activation and command change ceremonies here March 5.The Air Force officially activated the rescue group Feb. 12 “to allow for better management efficiency of Air Force resources,” said Air Force Reserve Command officials. They said the Air Force will continue to look for better ways to organize units and use
  • AF Reserve Command vice commander retires

    Maj. Gen. John J. Batbie Jr., Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, retired after nearly 39 years of military service in a ceremony today at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga. Retired Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard III, former Air Force Reserve chief and AFRC commander, officiated the ceremony. General Batbie’s retirement will take effect
  • Frigid chapter closes for C-141

    Another chapter closed in the storied aviation history of the venerable C-141 Starlifter as a 452nd Air Mobility Wing-based crew from here flew aircraft number 152 from the South Pole for the last time.For 39 years, crews have flown C-141s loaded with people and equipment to Antarctica for the National Science Foundation and its research efforts
  • McChord reservists recognized for extraordinary achievement

    Two Air Force reservists here were presented medals for extraordinary achievement Jan. 11 for their heroic acts that resulted in saving lives and two $200 million aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Eric Olson, a loadmaster with the 313th Airlift Squadron here, was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in safely landing a C-17 after it