• AFRC exceeds recruiting goal for 5th consecutive year

    For the fifth consecutive year, Air Force Reserve Command has exceeded its recruiting goal. This year is the earliest the command has achieved its annual requirement. The recruiting year ends Sept. 30. AFRC Recruiting Service met its 2005 recruiting year goal Aug. 11 when it accessed its 8,800th recruit, and the numbers continue to climb. As of
  • $400,000 of SGLI coverage starts Sept. 1

    Four hundred thousand dollars of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance automatically goes into effect for everyone in the U.S. military Sept. 1. If people don’t want the maximum SGLI coverage, they will have to change it in writing, even if they opted for much less or none in the past. The current maximum coverage is $250,000. In addition, a new law
  • Reserve to inactivate combat logistics support squadrons

    Air Force Reserve Command will inactivate all of its combat logistics support squadrons by Oct. 1 as part of a force structure realignment. Scheduled to disband are the 419th CLSS at Hill AFB, Utah; 433rd CLSS at Lackland AFB, Texas; 445th CLSS at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; 507th CLSS at Tinker AFB, Okla.; and 622nd CLSS at Robins AFB. These
  • Selfridge to get new wing commander in November

    After 16 years on base, the commander of the 434th Operations Group is leaving Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., to command the 927th Air Refueling Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Col. Gary E. Beebe will replace Col. Kenneth D. Suggs in November as commander of the Air Force Reserve Command flying wing. Colonel Suggs will retire from
  • Holiday season message highlights importance of life

    As the holiday season and another year approach, let us take time to consider what is really important – family and friends. During this time of year, we tend to hold our families a little closer, realizing that what we take for granted can change in an instant. We need to remember our friends who have endured great sacrifices or those who have
  • Reserve rescue crews aid Katrina victims

    Answering a call for help, Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing here responded to one of the most dangerous storms in U.S. history. Members of the unit deployed to Jackson, Miss., Aug. 30 to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The crews are joining the Air National Guard’s 172nd
  • Peterson reservists return from Middle East

    Twenty-five Air Force reservists and two C-130H3 aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing returned home from the Middle East Oct. 18. This was the first redeployment of wing members who deployed Aug. 28 in support of U.S. Central Command operations. More than 400 members of the 302nd AW were activated in August and October. Nearly 150 of them have
  • Wright-Patt reservists continue hurricane relief support

    A C-141 cargo aircraft from the 445th Airlift Wing left here early Sept. 30 for Randolph AFB, Texas, as part of the Air Force’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts. The aircrew leaves Randolph AFB the next day to return to home station pararescue people and equipment from Moody AFB, Ga., and equipment from Patrick AFB, Fla. The crew then flies to
  • Commanders of C-130 wings change in January

    Leaders of at least two Air Force Reserve Command airlift wings will change in January. Col. Heath J. Nuckolls, commander of the 908th AW at Maxwell AFB, Ala., will move in January to command the 94th AW at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. He will replace Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Stogsdill who will retire from the Air Force Reserve. Col. Michael J.
  • Last Lackland reservists return from New Orleans

    Four members of the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron returned here Sept. 28 after helping hurricane victims in New Orleans. The reservists were the last members of a 35-person initial response team from the 433rd AES to serve in the city after Hurricane Katrina pummeled it Aug. 29. While at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, the men