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  • Jessie James to entertain troops overseas

    Chart-climbing Jessie James will entertain American troops in Southwest Asia and families in Europe Nov. 29 to Dec. 12 as part of this year's Tour for the Troops, formerly known as Operation Season's Greetings.Joining the up and coming pop and country star will be headliner Kid Rock, comedian Carlos Mencia and members of the Band of the Air Force
  • Air Force Reserve to bring Kid Rock and friends overseas for holidays

    Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band will bring their unique blend of Southern rock, soul, country, heavy metal and hip hop music to American service members and their families this holiday season when they headline Tour for the Troops 2009, formerly known as Operation Season's Greetings.Kid Rock and his band will entertain American troops
  • Colorado reservists contribute to 'Joint Enterprise'

    Air Force reservists from the 302nd Airlift Wing left here Oct. 26 for Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to support Operation Joint Enterprise. The operation involves Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard crews flying critical airlift missions as the Regular Air Force transitions to the new C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. The conversion to
  • Joint training prepares aircrews for wartime mission

    As fighting rages on in Afghanistan and Iraq, the demands placed on Air Force Reserve aircrews increase to an all-time high as they spend more time away from families and civilian careers. One factor, however, stays constant - the need for training.A recent joint C-17 training mission involved the 315th Airlift Wing from Charleston AFB and the
  • Keesler wing supports deployed reservists

    During the first weekend of November, volunteers for the 403rd Wing Key Family Member Program packed supplies to give to reservists deployed overseas. Many of the deployed reservists are living in austere locations where the requested supplies are in short supply. Candy, coffee, batteries, shampoo and toothpaste were among the assorted items
  • Kandahar Airmen fly missions of mercy

    They are the "Angels of the Battlefield," medics dedicated to transporting and caring for wounded U.S. and coalition servicemembers and helping locals in need."It's our job to take care of these wounded warriors," said Maj. Dawn Rice, a flight nurse and medical director assigned to the 451st Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. "We take great pride in
  • 403rd Wing aircraft evacuate ahead of Ida

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. - The Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing is evacuating aircraft Monday from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., to forward operating locations in Texas to avoid possible heavy winds from Hurricane Ida.The storm is expected to work its way near the Gulf Coast in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center
  • Citizen Airmen Hurricane Hunters Fly Ida

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  • Air Force Reserve aeromeds showcase mission capabilities for NORTHCOM, AMC

    Air Force reservists in the 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron showed senior leaders from U.S. Northern Command and Air Mobility Command Oct. 13 how they could help civilian communites with medical evacuations. The briefing and up-close look at C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aeromedical evacuation capabilities and equipment gave
  • Defense bill approves more benefits, people

    The National Defense Authorization Act for 2010, signed into law Oct. 28 by President Barack Obama, authorizes a variety of pay and benefits for Air Force reservists. A military pay raise of 3.4 percent across the board starts Jan. 1, 2010. The bill also increases the end strength of Air Force reservists in the Selected Reserve from 67,400 in 2009