Category: Top Stories
  • 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
  • Command responds to Super Bowl ad allegation

    The Air Force Reserve Command released a statement Tuesday, following allegations from a recording artist claiming their song was used illegally in a Super Bowl Sunday regional TV advertisement. Recording artists, The White Stripes, posted a statement on their official website claiming the Air Force Reserve Command used, "without permission," a
  • March C-17 crew completes mission to Haiti

    A C-17 crew from here returned home Feb. 1 after flying a 5-day humanitarian mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The nine-member crew from the 729th Airlift Squadron took 171,400 pounds of cargo and 25 Army and Air Force service members into Haiti and airlifted 263 evacuees and aid workers out in a C-17 Globemaster III. March has sent six missions
  • C-5M Super Galaxy officially sets 41 world records

    A Dover C-5M Super Galaxy went into the world record books Jan. 19 when the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale certified 41 records set during a Sept. 13, 2009, flight.The U.S. National Aeronautic Association approved the U.S. records Oct. 30 before submitting them to the FAI, a Swiss-based world air-sports organization with more than 100
  • Team Dover flies first C-5M to Iraq

    As the Dover aircraft landed at the runway in Iraq, delivering over 85,000 pounds of equipment for troops downrange, it may have seemed like any other mission. This, however, was the first C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft to fly into Iraq.Dover's three C-5M aircraft have completed the operational testing phase and are about to enter the conversion phase.
  • Air Reserve Component aircrew, maintainers tackle Haiti relief effort

    Aircrew and maintenance Airmen representing the Air Reserve Component are tackling the Haitian relief effort as part of their Coronet Oak rotational deployment.Coronet Oak is the U.S. Southern Command's airlift mission that provides humanitarian aid to the Central and South American theater of operations as well as islands located in the Caribbean