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  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • 413th FTG leaders discuss strategy, process improvement during conference

    Members of 413th Flight Test Group came together for a commanders and senior leaders conference Oct. 7-10 at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.Following the results of last year’s strategic alignment event, the four-day conference provided a forum for the group’s leaders from Robins and six geographically separated units to interact and discuss plans
  • Share your truth: Be present (Part 2)

    “I was in an undercover [police] survival class and they said if you can recognize or comprehend that you have been shot, then you can live. At that point you can address the injury and call for help. In life, a lot of times, it’s the same way. We don’t recognize or comprehend that we have been shot (injured) and we suffer or die, because we never called for help or treated the wound. Recognizing you are shot in life is key to living.”
  • Reservist beats feet at Air Force Marathon

    As the morning temperature began to rise, both physical and mental conditions started to deteriorate for 1,331 participants from around the globe who had prepared their bodies and minds for the twenty-six plus miles ahead for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2019.The start of the race was running an hour behind schedule. Capt. Sarah Smith, a Medical Service Corps and executive officer from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was not going to let this small deviation deter her from the two things she’s passionate about - running and serving in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Air Force observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    The awareness month is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, along with the Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners. It is up to the total force to stay vigilant, keep learning and be ready for any potential cyber threat.
  • Reserve medics place third in worldwide competition

    The 944th Fighter Wing’s team was honored to represent all of Air Force Reserve Command and took third place in the competition. The five-man team comprised of Citizen Airmen from the 944th Medical and Aeromedical Staging Squadrons were first-time participants and brought unique skill sets and experience to the competition.
  • AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

    On October 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen will see upgrades to their grade authorizations.MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support Bahama relief efforts following Dorian

    The 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” Airmen returned Sept. 17, from a humanitarian mission supporting Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas for a week.During the response to Hurricane Dorian, Department of Defense forces supported U.S. Agency for International Development and the Governor of The Bahamas with military unique
  • Dobbins airpower on full display at Eager Lion 2019

    Marking its ninth iteration, Eager Lion is a multilateral exercise hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5, 2019. It is designed to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability among partner nations, and considered the capstone of a broader U.S. military relationship with the Jordanian Armed Forces.
  • Barksdale bomb wings support Cobra Warrior

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing and their active-duty counterparts from the 2nd BW supported Exercise Cobra Warrior here, Sept. 5-17, 2019.Cobra Warrior is the RAF capstone event for their weapons school instructor candidates.The exercise featured more than 50 fighter aircraft from Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. The
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