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  • F-15E group at Seymour Johnson to grow to 340

    To keep up with the demand for F-15E Strike Eagle pilots and weapon systems officers, a new group is standing up on Seymour Johnson AFB.Air Force Reserve Command's 414th Fighter Group may only have a handful of assigned personnel now, but about 340 reservists will fall under the group, its 307th Fighter Squadron or its 414th Maintenance Squadron by
  • McGuire reservists mobilized to support for Afghanistan troop surge

    More than 100 Reservists of the 514th Air Mobility Wing were mobilized in early April to support the ongoing troop surge to Afghanistan.The surge, which began in December, will add 30,000 American servicemembers to the 70,000 that are already engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom.The mobilized Reservists - most who serve in aircraft maintenance and
  • Training taken seriously helps save friends life

    Major Todd Haifley, a pilot with the 507th AIr Refueling Wing's 1st Aviation Standards Flight, has developed a new found respect for the automated external defibrillator or AED after using one to save a friend's life.Major Haifley experience began on a Sunday evening, February 28. "I coach and play on a men's hockey league in Kalamazoo, Michigan,"
  • Security forces hold field training exercise in Florida

    Duke Field's 919th Security Forces Squadron held a field training exercise at Eglin's Field 5 during the March 6-7 unit training assembly.The FTX scenarios consisted of self-aid and buddy care, tent building, force-on-force movements, land navigation and prisoner searches. Twenty Airmen were split into four- to five-person squads and worked
  • A-10 pilots, controllers provide 'close air support' to stranded civilian aviator

    The A-10's primary mission is close air support. A mission on March 11 proved it.A civilian pilot, low on fuel, and inexperienced with instrument flight, was literally lost in the clouds. He was able to make a safe landing after coaching and guidance from 442nd Fighter Wing A-10 pilots flying nearby.Maj. Steve Nester, a 303rd Fighter Squadron A-10
  • Airman saves man’s life after highway accident

    A twist of fate found a 442nd Fighter Wing crew chief saving the life of a crash victim on the side of a hazardous wintry road in February. Senior Airman Jesse Farris was on his way to Whiteman AFB from his home in Iowa to work on an alternate unit training assembly weekend. After a few months of being away from the wing to pursue other military
  • Modern tool helps put history in its place

    When Mel Mueller of the Brevard Veterans Council and Veterans Memorial Center brought a 67-year-old silk parachute to the 'professionals' here to re-pack it for display at the museum, he was pretty certain he had come to the right place."During my Air Force career, I spent three years in the rescue service, [...] so I was familiar with the rescue
  • Air Force Reserve to get C-17s at Wright-Patt

    The Air Force will begin next year replacing 10 C-5 Galaxy aircraft with eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff approved the change March 12. Air Force officials anticipate that the first four C-17s will arrive at the Air Force Reserve Command unit
  • Command gets top maintenance award again

    For the second year in a row, Air Force Reserve Command received the Gen. Wilbur L. Creech Maintenance Excellence Award.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz hosted the 2009 award ceremony in the Pentagon March 11. Accepting the award was Col. T. Glenn Davis, former AFRC A4 director of logistics.In presenting the award, General Schwartz
  • Squadron reactivates as Reserve unit at Luke

    The pilots of the 301st Fighter Squadron changed their patch to the 69th FS during a ceremony here March 5. The event marked the end of almost a decade of Tuskegee heritage at Luke AFB."It has been a tremendous privilege to be associated with the Tuskegee Airmen and to have but a small part in the hallowed history of the 301st Fighter Squadron,"
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