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  • Hawaii aerial porters garner Air Force award

    Hickam's 48th Aerial Port Squadron is the Air Force's best Air Reserve Component Air Transportation Activity for 2008. Lt. Col. Randall Honke, 48th APS commander; Chief Master Sgt. Leland How, 48th APS air freight superintendent; and Col. Robert "Randy" Huston, 624th Regional Support Group commander, traveled to Washington, D.C., May 29 to receive
  • Deployed reservist to face adjustments back home

    Reservists who deploy face many challenges when they return home, including the prospect of not having a job. Maj. Bill Pierce, a public affairs officer in the 507th Air Refueling Wing here, is not getting his old civilian job back because he's been promoted. The Board of Education in Putnam City, Okla., voted unanimously to hire Major Pierce as
  • More than a loadmaster

    Three, two, one, launch! But this launch isn't part of the space program. It's launching dropsondes or "sondes"out of a WC-130J Hercules to record vertical weather data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. "It's the best job I've ever had, and I plan on being here a long time," said
  • Too many Airmen opting out of SGLI

    For less than one dollar a day, Airmen can prevent financial hardship for their families if they die unexpectedly. Although the $27 a month Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance premium provides $400,000 in coverage and automatically comes out of military paychecks, some people are opting out of coverage. An airman basic recently turned down the
  • Space aggressor helps community

    An imagery analyst with the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., is Air Force Reserve Command's nominee for the 2009 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. Staff Sgt. Katherine Githens contributed her time, service and money to 25 worthy causes in her community during 2008. She served as the regional director of a national food
  • Reservist gives back during Air Force Week

    Speaking to children whose parents are currently deployed, as well as other community members, Lt. Col. Paul "Buster" Delmonte, a 466th Fighter Squadron flight commander, summed up last week's Air Force Week efforts in one sentence: "It's not my Air Force, it's yours." Colonel Delmonte was one of many reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing to
  • Reservist receives Air Force honor guard award

    A reservist from here is the 2008 Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Base Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year. Master Sgt. Mark Lyle of the 445th Mission Support Group was selected June 2. He is the superintendent of the Wright-Patterson AFB active-duty honor guard and has won Air Force Reserve Command's manager award for four consecutive
  • 2 Wright-Patt reservists named best at Kirkuk

    Two of the best Airmen at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, are reservists from here. Tech. Sgt. Steven Durham was chosen NCO of the month, and Senior Airman Joseph Easterling was selected airman of the month for the 506th Air Expeditionary Group. Both are in the 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Kirkuk and the 445th Security Forces
  • Shuttle Atlantis makes Lackland pit-stop

    Space Shuttle Atlantis made a pit-stop on the parking ramp near the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, June 2, 2009. The shuttle is on its way home to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., from the landing site at Edwards AFB, Calif. According to Ms. Candrea Thomas, public affairs officer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Atlantis was
  • Need a lift?

    Air Force reservists from the 701st Airlift Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., load an Army Blackhawk helicopter onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Blackhawk helicopters are going back to the United States for scheduled maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Chett Collier)
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