• Activated security forces reservists deploy to Iraq

    On Aug. 2, the third and final 419th Security Forces Squadron team deployed for Kirkuk, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thirty-five 419th SFS reservists joined people in other Air Force Reserve Command and Regular Air Force units to monitor base defense during the six-month deployment.

  • Father serves last combat tour with son in Iraq

    Tech. Sgt. William Lanicek looked forward to his deployment in Iraq, not just because his unit deployed together, but because he knew he would be sharing the same room with someone he knows very well -- his father, Master Sgt. William Lanicek Sr. Both are Air Force reservists deployed from the 301st

  • Crowd pleasing 'in the bag' for Air Force Reserve Pipe Band

    Bagpipes are not uncommon in the Cotswold region of the United Kingdom; however, when the sound is coming from a group of American bagpipers and drummers, particularly the United States Air Force Reserve Pipe Band, the atmosphere attracts a little more attention. Advertised as one of the spotlight

  • Rules change to require technicians to wear uniforms fulltime

    When people visit an Air Force Reserve Command unit during the week in the coming months, they are likely to see more people in military uniforms. The Air Force changed three of its instructions Aug. 7 to require all air reserve technicians to wear military uniforms rather than civilian clothes

  • Improved health care plan for reservists starts in October

    Reservists can begin signing up Aug. 11 for more affordable Tricare Select Reserve health care that starts Oct. 1. For some, it means they will pay a third of what they are paying today. "All drilling reservists, including individual mobilization augmentees, will have access to the health-care

  • Guard range keepers help Reserve A-10 pilots stay combat ready

    Few jobs in the Air Force call for a person to drive a road grader, put out fires, build Soviet T-72 tanks, run a lawn mower and, on the ground, be the eyes and ears for combat aircraft. But that's all in a day's work for the Air National Guardsmen of the Missouri Air National Guard's Detachment 1,

  • Retired Air Force Reserve general dies

    The Air Force Reserve lost a longtime friend and former numbered air force commander July 22. Retired Maj. Gen. Sidney Novaresi died in Citrus Heights, Calif., after a long illness. He was 85. General Novaresi began his military career as a private in the California National Guard in 1939. He

  • Patriot Hook offers joint training in California

    Staging out of three sites in California, more than 300 military people moved about 1.5 million pounds of cargo in mid-July as part of a joint-service, air-mobility and contingency-response exercise. Patriot Hook featured Air Force reservists, Sailors, Soldiers, and Coast Guard and Federal Emergency

  • Flying humanitarian cargo helps others while training

    Delivering humanitarian supplies helps developing nations in Central America and provides valuable training opportunities for Air Force Reserve Command aircrews. For example, a C-17 Globemaster III crew from the 315th Airlift Wing left here to deliver a donated fire truck and an ambulance to