• ELTP provides civilians opportunity to assist Katrina victims

    Air Force civilian employees who want to assist people who bore the wrath of Hurricane Katrina may do so through the emergency leave transfer program. ELTP permits U.S. government employees to donate unused annual leave for transfer to fellow employees adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina. Leave transfer recipients who need additional time off
  • Government civilians offered way to help Katrina survivors

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many Americans want to do whatever they can to help those directly affected, and now government civilians have another way to help in this effort. Government civilian employees may now volunteer to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hurricane Katrina efforts through the Federal Employee Volunteer
  • Rescuers give, receive kindness for saving lives

    When an Air Force reservist came here with his search-and-rescue unit, he helped spark generosity from 750 miles away for Hurricane Katrina victims. Staff Sgt. Tony Pieske, an aerial gunner on an HH-60 helicopter, and other reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., arrived at the Jackson International Airport Aug. 30.
  • Aircrew accepts Air Force awards for heroic act

    Members of an Air Force Reserve Command aircrew received national recognition Sept. 12 for avoiding disaster over Iraq in October 2004. After Maj. Rolf W. Breen and his crew were awarded the Air Force Association’s 2004 Reserve Aircrew Award, they accepted Distinguished Flying Crosses from Air Force senior leaders at the annual AFA convention in
  • Air Force reservists to get Army medal

    “Join the Air Force, Serve with the Army” may be a new twist to an old recruiting slogan. In fact, five Airmen with Air Force Reserve Command’s 908th Airlift Wing based here, did such a good job that the Army is recognizing their contribution to America’s senior service during their year in Iraq. In December, they will receive the Army Commendation
  • Reservists begin spraying for insects in Gulf Coast

    Air Force reservists continue to save lives in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath by conducting aerial spray missions in an attempt to reduce mosquito and filth fly populations. A C-130H aircrew flew the first of many flights over Louisiana Sept. 12. The Department of Defense’s only fixed-wing aerial spray unit, the 910th Airlift Wing, was requested by
  • No life left behind – rescuers save people, pets

    Lately when Senior Master Sgt. James Sanchez goes on a rescue mission, he makes sure some basics are in order – a secure hoist, communication with his helicopter, ear protection, water, dog biscuits and a can of cat treats. To him, every life is worth saving. Sergeant Sanchez is a pararescue jumper or PJ with Air Force Reserve Command’s 306th
  • Americans place in NATO competition

    An Air Force reservist from Cincinnati and two American teammates took the silver medal in overall competition at the NATO Military Skills Competition in Elsenborn, Belgium, in August. Air Force Reserve Command Maj. Joel Winton, Naval Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Grant Staats and Army Reserve Maj. Larry Gnewuch, along with 52 other three-person teams from 17
  • Services reservists deploy to support hurricane relief

    Twenty-four services reservists deployed to Keesler AFB, Miss., during the first week of September to provide food service and field lodging support in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “Twenty of our people are to work in food service, and the others are to do field lodging,” said Chief Master Sgt. Von Putman, chief of services readiness at