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  • Senate Armed Services Committee reviews issues with reserve chiefs

    Mobilizations, deployments, sustainability, transformation and civilian employer support were the highlights on the minds of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services during testimony about U.S. reserve forces. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis M. McCarthy and the seven reserve component chiefs met with the senators May
  • Board to select candidates for courses

    The Air Force Reserve School Selection Board will convene at Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center in July to select Air Force Reserve officers to attend developmental education, officer professional development and joint courses. Chief master sergeants and senior master sergeants may apply for the Reserve Component National Security Course.The
  • Youngstown Airmen take part in oil spill cleanup

    Two C-130H aircraft and crews from here are spraying oil-dispersing agents as part of an effort to clean up the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.More than 40 Citizen Airmen from Youngstown's 910th Airlift Wing are operating out of Stennis International Airport, Miss. They began operations at Stennis on May 1.In their first 18 sorties over the
  • Reserve aerial porters support Operation Enduring Freedom

    About 30 reservists assigned to Dover's 512th Airlift Wing are moving critical supplies and personnel in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.They are from the  71st Aerial Port Squadron, Langley AFB, Va., and are deployed as part of the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. They are providing logistics support by
  • Reserve officers hone leadership skills

    More than 60 Air Force Reserve officers from throughout the nation came to the First State to hone their leadership skills as part of the Junior Officer Leadership Development course April 29-May 2.Hosted by the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th Airlift Wing, three general officers shared their experiences and thoughts on leadership with the
  • Maintainer passes tests, joins Thunderbird team

    An aircraft maintainer from Air Force Reserve Command's 926th Group has earned a coveted spot with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron.Staff Sgt. Andrue Donaldson, an F-16 crew chief, was patched during a ceremony March 12 in the Thunderbird hangar."The amount of professionalism on this team is amazing," Sergeant
  • AF Reserve aerial spray aircraft called in to fight Gulf oil spill

    Aircraft and crews from the 910th Airlift Wing have arrived at a staging area in the Gulf coast region in anticipation of supporting emergency oil spill clean-up efforts. "We are posturing to be ready to provide support to the ongoing emergency efforts if called upon," said Col Craig Peters, 910th Operations Group commander. The 910th AW
  • FEMA administrator visits AF Reserve Hurricane Hunters

    Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, visited Reservists of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron April 29 to address hurricane preparedness as the June 1 storm season approaches."The Air Force does a lot for FEMA," Mr. Fugate said in an address to the 53 WRS "Hurricane Hunters," as well as national and local media at
  • Air Force-wide social media access begins

    Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide.  Air Force Reserve Command will get access beginning May 1.Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative.Air Force Space Command, Air Education
  • Arctic Care brings medical support to Alaskans

    Military and Department of Defense senior leaders traveled here to visit Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors participating in Operation Arctic Care 2010.This operation is the largest recurring joint military medical readiness and logistics training exercise, providing real-world humanitarian assistance and medical care to underserved U.S. citizens in one
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