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  • Reserve headquarters Airman receives DOD award

    A senior executive assistant at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command was one of two Airmen to receive the 2010 Department of Defense African-American History Month Recognition Award in February.Senior Master Sgt. Gina P. Rogers accepted her award Feb. 18 at Morehouse College in Atlanta."I was extremely excited to receive my award at Morehouse
  • Journalists, photographers win command awards

    Journalists and photographers from six Air Force Reserve Command units won multiple awards in the 2009 AFRC Media Contest.Megan Just from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., wrote the best feature article and the best commentary. Master Sgt. Jason Schaap from the 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell AFB, Kan., won the news
  • Hill reservists 'grateful' for Haiti deployment

    Five reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing who returned today from a month-long deployment to Haiti said their homecoming is "bittersweet."They and 10 other Air Force Reservists from the 67th Aerial Port Squadron helped restore airfield operations at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. The team loaded and unloaded
  • Air Force Reserve nurse saves life of commissary employee

    Training, teamwork and quick reactions saved the life of a commissary cashier here Feb. 16.Maj. Heather Everly, a traditional reservist in the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was shopping when she heard the store public address system ask for a doctor or nurse.When Major Everly arrived at the scene, she was told that the woman had a seizure
  • Reserve rescuers save lives after Afghanistan avalanche

    As the helicopter door slid open Feb. 9, snow flurries swirled inside stinging the cheeks of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jonathan Grant, 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue team leader, as he leaned out slightly into the whipping winds and minus-40 degree air to survey the scene below."There were frozen bodies lying on the road, vehicles
  • Generals discuss Guard, Reserve, on call Air Force

    Two Air Force generals explained the importance of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard to the on-call Air Force during the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 19 here. Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the director of the Air National Guard, and Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., chief of the Air Force
  • Leadership summits offered to Guard & Reserve teens

    Teens with a parent in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard can sign up to attend a free leadership summit this summer. April 16 is the deadline to apply for the 2010 AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summits. Participants must be 14 to 18 years old. Applications and instructions are available online at www.georgia4h.org/AFRANGTeenSummit. To attend
  • Police officer saves life in line of duty

    An Air Force reservist working in the Broken Arrow (Okla.) Police Department received an award Jan. 14 for saving a person's life.In addition to being a police officer, Maj. Robert Baird is a logistics officer with the 507th Air Refueling Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron here. While on patrol Dec. 30, 2009, he responded to an emergency call from
  • Photographers fulfill new tasking on deployment

    The calls came Easter Sunday. The 4th Combat Camera Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., received a tasking to send a team to Afghanistan. Although the team received advanced notice, the phone calls removed all doubt the squadron would soon have still photographers and videographers in southern Afghanistan.The team's mission was a first for
  • Department of Energy shares nuclear expertise

    The flash from an initial nuclear weapon explosion is so bright that people looking at it within a 5-mile radius could go permanently blind if their blinking reflex took longer than a quarter of a second.This scenario and others were topics of discussion here Jan. 28 during a U.S. Department of Energy outreach session.A team from the department was
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