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  • Reservists respond to relief efforts in Haiti

    Air Force reservists are working with other government agencies to deliver disaster relief in Haiti."Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitian people, who have been devastated by this earthquake," said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., commander of Air Force Reserve Command. "As always, we're poised and ready to move at a moment's notice
  • Homestead helps launch disaster relief into Haiti

    Relief efforts are in full swing here in response to the disaster in Haiti. Homestead ARB's flightline, usually home to the wing's complement of F-16 fighters, is hosting C-130 cargo planes and an occasional C-17.Just as in war, this massive humanitarian effort is a joint operation. Almost as soon as news of the disaster broke, components of the
  • Relief in the Air

    As the sun set over Charleston Air Force Base, Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing are wheels up headed to Maguire AFB, New Jersey to upload relief supplies then direct to Haiti."We're tasked and we go," said Major John Cousins, aircraft commander from the 317th Airlift Squadron. "We need to get these supplies down there safely and fast."The
  • March Air Reserve Base assists with Haiti earthquake relief efforts

    March Air Reserve Base became a hub for Southern California's Haiti earthquake relief effort when a team of approximately 75 U.S. Agency for International Development personnel and their rescue equipment reported to the base for transportation to Port Au Prince, Jan. 13.The deploying personnel, who will be operating under the Office of U.S. Foreign
  • Dobbins reservists respond to emergency landing

    In life or death situations, people often feel a surge of adrenaline. Their hearts thump. Their skin feels moist. Every motion seems exaggerated, making it difficult to function calmly. In these situations, it's important to keep a cool head and calm demeanor.On Dec. 22, 2009, three Dobbins Airmen found themselves in a similar situation. They kept
  • Golden Knights train at Homestead

    The U.S. Army's world-famous parachute team, the Golden Knights, will train here from Jan. 25 to March 5.The team usually goes to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., for winter training. This is the first time in more than 40 years that the team is going to the Sunshine State for winter training.The closer locality and warmer climates offer better weather
  • March uses automated test to screen for injury

    It's mandatory. All Airmen must undergo specific testing for a possible injury before going into a combat zone. Concerned the concussion of an explosion may cause brain injury, the Department of Defense created the Neurocognitive Assessment Tool. The U.S. Army began using the NCAT in 2006. As of July 23, 2008, DOD requires all service members to
  • Recruits must pass P.A.S.T. to have future in rescue

    "Don't quit." That's the motto here for the pre-indoctrination course for the Air Force Reserve pararescuemen and combat rescue officers. It's an imperative that will stick with these men throughout their two-year training program, known as the "Pipeline."Patrick's 920th Rescue Wing administers the Physical Ability and Stamina Test the first
  • 445th AW reservists fly snow removal equipment to Afghanistan

    The 445th Airlift Wing participated with the Air Force Security Assistance Center and the 88th Air Base Wing Dec. 23 to transport two snow removal vehicles and associated snow removal equipment to Kabul, Afghanistan. The plows will be used to clear runways at Kabul International Airport for the Afghan National Army Air Corps.
  • President Signs 2010 Defense Budget Into Law

    Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise.President Barack Obama signed the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act into law Dec. 19 after the Senate approved it during a rare early Saturday session. The Senate
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