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  • Air Force Reserve units see changes in command this spring

    Several Air Force Reserve Command senior officers are moving to new assignments this spring. The changes include the following:Maj. Gen. Howard N. Thompson from deputy to the chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, to chief of staff of U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson from mobilization
  • Reserve aircrew assists DEA with transfer of $40 million from global money laundering case

    An Air Force Reserve C-130 aircrew transported more than $40 million worth of gold, silver and jewels from Panama to the U.S. as part of one of the United State's longest investigations into an international drug money laundering scheme.Several members of the Colorado-based 302nd Airlift Wing landed April 8 in Panama where they were met by agents
  • Alamo Wing Nurse earns native Alaskan patients' confidence

    A joint medical team recently deployed to a remote village in northern Alaska where earning trust is often the first step to getting patients through the door. According to Maj. Emily Cerreta, a traditional reservist assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the fact that she is a woman nurse practitioner does have an
  • Colorado C-130 crews prepare for 2010 wildland fire season

    The Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing test fired the Modular Airborne Firefighting System II unit April 22 here as part of its preparation for the upcoming 2010 wildland fire season.The test coincides with the U.S. Forest Service's MAFFS certification week April 25-May 1 at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C.
  • Yellow Ribbon event provides rest, eases redeployment

    Rest and relaxation mixed with reintegration seminars and Veteran resources, coupled with plenty of chocolate, was the theme for the 60-day Yellow Ribbon Event held April 16-18 at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.Yellow Ribbon coordinators from the 514th Air Mobility Wing planned this event for more than 60 military members recently back from a
  • Joint training enables Reservists to train as they fight

    Reservists from the 815th Airlift Squadron "Flying Jennies" familiarized Army Special Forces customers with the C-130J-30 "Super Hercules" capabilities during a joint training mission in Key West, Fla., April 16.Students and instructors of the Special Forces Underwater Operations School parachuted from the unit's C-130J-30 over a water drop zone as
  • Reserve Command stands up second F-22 group

    The Air Force Reserve Command stood up its second F-22 fighter unit during an activation ceremony here April 9.Col. Donald Lindberg took command of the 44th Fighter Group with the ceremonial passing of the unit guidon from Maj. Gen. Frank Padilla, 10th Air Force commander. The 44th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 301st Fighter Squadron were also
  • Air Force Reserve selects top Airmen, first sergeant

    Air Force Reserve Command announced its Outstanding Airmen and First Sergeant of the Year during its annual awards banquet April 14 in Macon, Ga. The selectees are:First sergeant - Senior Master Sgt. Mark E. Barber, 81st Aerial Port Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.Senior NCO - Senior Master Sgt. Steven S. West, operations superintendent, 349th
  • Reservists mobilized to support Afghanistan surge

    More than 1,600 Air Force reservists went on active duty April 5 to support the Afghanistan surge operations.Aircrew members, aircraft maintainers, aerial porters and base operating support forces are among the reservists supporting the movement of an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. President Barack Obama announced in December that he
  • No one escapes the 'Shot Lady'

    It's a Saturday afternoon during the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing "drill weekend" and the clinic is buzzing with activity. Servicemembers waiting for flight physicals patiently pass the time chatting while others choke down copious amounts of water in preparation for their random-drug tests. A determined and distinct voice travels down the
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