Category: Top Stories
  • Wright-Patt airlift control flight shuts down

    No fanfare or well-wishers were present when the lights went off for the last time Sept. 30 at the 445th Airlift Control Flight. The 445th Airlift Wing is one of four units in Air Force Reserve Command to lose its airlift control flights because of ALCF restructuring in the command. Other units in the command will absorb the manning and mission
  • Georgia National Fair provides venue for mass enlistment

    Air Force Reserve Command hosted a mass enlistment ceremony for 24 new recruits at the Georgia National Fairgrounds here Oct. 10. The recruits, all Georgians from around the state, took the oath of enlistment in front of a crowd of about 8,000 country music fans, who had gathered in Reaves Arena for a concert by recording artists Montgomery Gentry.
  • C-130 dedication honors 82nd Airborne Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Air Force officials here dedicated a C-130 Hercules Oct. 5 to the Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to Bagram Airfield. The transport was originally dedicated Oct. 25, 2008, in North Carolina at Pope Air Force Base to Fort Bragg's entire 82nd Airborne Division. Tail No. 79282 from Air Force Reserve Command's 440th Airlift Wing at Pope
  • Air mobility squadrons associate with Air Force Reserve units

    Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command are working to establish three active associate flying squadrons. About 500 Regular Air Force Airmen will associate with Air Force Reserve units at Keesler AFB, Miss.; March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; and Peterson AFB, Colo., by 2012. Lt. Col. Carlos Ortiz assumed command of the 52nd Airlift
  • Tuskegee Airman takes part in next-generation promotion

    The past and future met Oct. 3 in a promotion ceremony that bridged two generations of American heroes. Retired Lt. Col. Edward Drummond, a Tuskegee Airman who flew the B-25 bomber and P-47 Thunderbolt during a 25-year Air Force career, administered the oath of office to Kimberly Scott during her promotion ceremony to lieutenant colonel. Colonel
  • Air Force Reserve seeks to minimize H1N1 effects

    Air Force Reserve Command is taking a more active role this year in preventing influenza-like illnesses, including the new H1N1 strain. "The first line of defense is understanding how the disease is transmitted," said Lt. Col. Tim Bennett, AFRC public health officer. The flu and the H1N1 strain spread from person to person by small droplets formed
  • Safety helps boost integration at McConnell

    It wasn't so much a shotgun wedding, more like a honeymoon event. The coming together of the 931 Air Refueling Group and 22nd Air Refueling Wing safety offices really started a month ago with total force integration meetings. Not long after the two made the integration commitment, Maj. Travis Clark, a reservist and 931st ARG chief of safety, was
  • Rescue wing crew chiefs crank it up in Canada

    Nearly two dozen combat rescue crew chiefs kept busy readying and maintaining two 920th Rescue Wing aircraft in Canada Search and Rescue Exercise 09. The exercise ran Sept. 22-25 and staged out of the Royal Canadian Air Force's 9 Wing here. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and the fixed-wing HC-130P/N Hercules work as a team on rescue missions flown
  • Civil engineers return to Alaska

    Thirty-seven Air Force reservists from the 477th Civil Engineer Squadron arrived at Anchorage International Airport Sept. 13 after deploying to Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq. Family and friends welcomed home the Airmen, who were deployed for four to six months. The reservists worked with Iraqis and other American Airmen and Soldiers to repair roads and
  • 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