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  • WASP reminisces about receiving Congressional Gold Medal

    It's been 65 years since Margo deMoss received the heartbreaking news that she and more than 1,000 other Women's Airforce Service Pilots were no longer needed. Not considered veterans, Ms. deMoss and the others were released the same day they received the news and, without benefits or recognition, were left to find their own way home.Despite their
  • Dreams come true with Tops in Blue

    After years of dedication and determination, Tech. Sgt. Katie Badowski of the 446th Services Flight here made her dreams a reality.Sergeant Badowski saw Tops in Blue, the Air Force special unit made up of talented amateurs, perform while she was in the Washington Army National Guard. She was immediately hooked. Sergeant Badowski said she started
  • Social media policy balances Web 2.0 with security

    The new policy allowing access to social media from computers connected to the Defense Department's unclassified network balances the mission value of Web 2.0 tools and the need for security, a top defense official said. Since being hired as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as
  • Chief helps Airmen deployed to Haiti

    Thirty days in earthquake-devastated Haiti has left some Airmen without basic supplies as they carry on their mission of helping victims in that country.A quick call by the top enlisted person in Air Force Reserve Command's 920th Rescue Wing mobilized children in Texas and members of the LeMay Center here to gather supplies.Not long before he made
  • 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
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