Category: Top Stories
  • Wright-Patt aerial porters return home

    Family, friends and co-workers gathered at the Dayton International Airport Sept. 16 for the return of four reservists from the 87th Aerial Port Squadron. The Airmen were greeted with cheers and welcome home signs after returning from a 120-day deployment to Balad Air Base, Iraq. While waiting for their dad's airplane to arrive, Vernon, Nathan, AJ
  • March refuelers complete Pacific deployment

    The second team of 110 reservists from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., returned home Aug. 31 after completing the last half of a four-month rotation supporting air refueling missions in the Asia-Pacific region. The Airmen from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing flew KC-135 Stratotankers on aerial refueling missions for F-22s and B-52s supporting Pacific
  • 65-year-old flight nurse still saving lives

    The members of the flight crew were alerted at 3:30 a.m. about their aeromedical evacuation mission. They hadn't eaten since the previous evening and wouldn't eat again for another day. After a long but successful aeromedical evacuation mission aboard their Belgian C-130, which began at a simulated bare-base here and ended at Fort Polk, La., they
  • Rescuers show skills at military salute demo

    A dozen pararescuemen, or PJs, from the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing demonstrated how they get to work to save mariners who are in distress or lost at sea. They parachuted from an HC-130P/N Hercules aircraft into the Atlantic Ocean off Cocoa Beach Sept. 11 just after 6 p.m. The jumphighlighted a Space Coast Military Salute commencing a
  • Lifeguards to the 'pararescue'

    A picturesque, palm-tree lined beach teeming with sunbathers may seem an unlikely place to find recruiters seeking applicants for an elite military unit. Yet, the sunny California beaches were exactly what Air Force Reserve recruiter Tech. Sgt. William Biddle had in mind when he enlisted help from the Western Recruiting Squadron at March ARB to
  • Texans fly to Ohio to continue flight training mission

    A taste of Texas swept through the 445th Maintenance Group Sept. 3 when 43 reservists assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, arrived to set up shop for two weeks. Chief Master Sgts. Joseph Campbell, 433rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, and Theodore Williams, 433rd Maintenance Squadron superintendent, led a team of
  • C-5M crew claims 41 world records

    A Dover aircrew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy, named the Spirit of Normandy, unofficially set 41 world records in a single flight, taking off from the base before dawn Sept. 13. The results are pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association and should be finalized in about a month, said Kristan Maynard, the NAA official observer who
  • Reservist from Kenya attains U.S. citizenship

    Some people talk about opportunity; others embrace it. Senior Airman Sammy Muriuki, 934th Communications Flight records custodian, picked the latter by accepting American citizenship in a ceremony in Arden Hills, Minn., Aug. 19. With his oath of allegiance, he achieved a dream that began when he arrived in the United States in August 2002. By doing
  • ReserveNet changes to ARCNet, welcomes Air National Guard

    ReserveNet has a new name and a new mission.  After a year of coordination between the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, ARCNet was established Sept. 1 to provide ReserveNet capabilities to ANG members. Until now, only reservists had access to these resources used to train, communicate and prepare for executing their missions. The new
  • McChord reservist provides aid to accident victims

    First Lt. Frank Sevey was driving to work Aug. 21 when he found himself a first responder to an accident requiring him to give medical aid to a stranger. It was a clear day on Fort Lewis when Lieutenant Sevey of the 313th Airlift Squadron glanced in his rearview mirror and saw a single-car accident. "All I saw was a whole bunch of dust," he said.