• Little Rock reservists receive homecoming salute

    Family, friends and co-workers turned out Jan. 8 to honor 65 reservists in the 96th Aerial Port Squadron here. The Airmen were activated in 2004 and deployed to Pope AFB, N.C., and to Southwest Asia to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. For their service, each received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal during a
  • President asks for more money, fewer Air Force reservists

    The president’s proposed defense budget for next year seeks $3.9 billion in funding for Air Force Reserve Command and an end-strength of 74,000 reservists.The fiscal 2006 request covers the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2005. It asks for 2,100 fewer Air Force reservists than the 76,100 authorized in fiscal 2005.Senior Department of Defense officials
  • Air Force Reserve crews, aircraft aid tsunami victims

    Air Force Reserve Command C-5 and C-17 aircrews and support people from around the United States are supporting the tsunami disaster relief efforts. AFRC units participating in the humanitarian mission include the 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 433rd AW, Lackland AFB, Texas; 439th AW, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; 446th AW, McChord
  • More teamwork, technology drive Air Force transformation

    Air Force officials will use more teamwork and technology in transforming the service into a more agile and efficient force for the 21st century, a senior Air National Guard officer said here Feb. 7.The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard will stay very much a part of current and future Air Force missions, said Brig. Gen. Charles Ickes II,
  • 917th Wing Honor Guard member picked for inauguration duty

    A member of the 917th Wing, Senior Airman Reginald Ross, was selected to serve as one of the honor guard detail members to participate in the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2005, along with the United States National Honor Guard from Bolling AFB, DC. Approximately 20 other honor guard member from around the world were chosen for this
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  • Military experience helps reservist deal with tsunami

    The U.S. military’s role in the tsunami aftermath may be winding down but not for one Air Force Reserve mortuary affairs officer.Capt. Gerald Narigon from the 911th Airlift Wing services squadron, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, spent four months at Dover Air Force Base, Del., serving as the operations chief for the port
  • Airman’s role brings career full circle

    In September 1972, Donald Klinko stepped through the gates of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., primed and ready for his new duties as a security police officer. In a time when Vietnam and the Cold War were at their height, then Lieutenant Klinko would eventually become a missile security section and weapons convoy commander. Some 32-plus years
  • Reservists deactivate; some stay on as volunteers

    Families and friends of 291 local Air Force reservists can breathe easier. Members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Wing here deactivated Feb. 13 after wing members spent most of the past 24 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.At one point, the wing had 680 members mobilized. Today about 500 are on active duty. Throughout the
  • Financial management and comptroller awards announced

    Two Air Force Reserve Command units shared four organizational awards and five individual honors in the 2004 command financial management and comptroller award competition.Command officials here announced the award recipients in January.The 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., took three of the organizational awards --