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  • Air Force reservists tweet, blog, post their way through cybersphere

    A couple times a day Master Sgt. Collen McGee logs onto her the 433rd Airlift Wing's twitter account and "tweets" updates to 675 followers from around the world. Using the twitter handle of @AFRC_433, Sergeant McGee condenses messages to 140 characters, often including links to related websites. Twitter is a free social networking and
  • When a rocket launches so do Air Force Reservists

    Every time a rocket pierces the sky into space from Cape Canaveral's spaceport, Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here are on the go to support it. Mounted aboard a Herculean Delta IV rocket, the new national weather satellite took off at 6:51 p.m. EDT after a fuel-loading operation during a severe storm. Air Force Reservists from the
  • Force Structure changes to affect 31 Air Force Reserve locations

    The Air Force plans to change manpower authorizations and retire some of its older aircraft, according to a fiscal 2010 force structure realignment announced June 25. The realignment supports the FY10 President's Budget Request. Unrelated to the FY 10 force structure realignment, the Air Force Reserve's end strength will grow from 67,400 to 69,500.
  • Missions take Reserve C-5 aircrew around the world

    An Air Force Reserve C-5 Galaxy aircrew from the 445th Airlift Wing flew around the world in June, picking up and delivering cargo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Reservists from the 89th Airlift Squadron and two crew chiefs from 445th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron added more stamps to their passports during the two-week mission that took
  • Reservists support NASA's lunar space missions

    Air Force reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here supported the successful launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying two lunar spacecraft systems at 5:32 EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station June 18. Wing helicopter crews kept the Eastern Range clear. The range is the strip that runs roughly 10 miles wide and 70 miles long along the Atlantic
  • Air Force Reserve unit hosts IRR muster in Alaska

    Reservists from Air Force Reserve Command's 477th Fighter Group hosted an individual ready reserve muster here June 12. The purpose of a muster is to gather IRR members and to maintain their contact information and availability for activation to support a partial, total or full mobilization activation scenario. The IRR is made up of former Regular
  • Unit helps reservists, families deal with post-deployments

    Reservists and families from the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., are now getting more help after they return from a long deployment. In the 2007 Defense Appropriations Act, Congress mandated that reserve forces give reservists and their families more deployment and reintegration support. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration
  • Air Force Reserve gets new command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Dwight D. Badgett has held a variety of jobs on the way to becoming Air Force Reserve Command's new command chief master sergeant, including being a high school teacher. Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., chief of Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander, selected Chief Badgett for the command's top enlisted post in May. "Chief Badgett
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