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  • 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)
  • Setting the tone

    The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve performs in Ogden, Utah, May 23, 2009. The 43-member concert band played several shows across the Wasatch Front over the Memorial Day weekend as a prelude to Air Force Week in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier)
  • Daddy's home

    Brayden Flink hugs his father, Staff Sgt. Jacob Flink, a 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, upon his return to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 28, 2009. Sergeant Flink was among nearly 300 Airmen from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings who returned after a four-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force
  • Policy helps reservists keep per diem, avoid paperwork

    About 3,000 Air Force reservists will not have to submit a waiver this summer to keep getting per diem.The Air Force has authorized reservists on active-duty orders for more than 180 days at one location supporting Operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom to continue to get per diem until Sept. 30, 2009, without submitting a
  • Speed bumps help make base safer

    Up, over and down. Drivers here may find speed bumps annoying but they are helping to thwart terrorists at security checkpoint gates. After Airmen in the 506th Air Expeditionary Group's antiterrorism force protection section identified a vulnerability in base security, the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron tackled the problem by
  • Budget request calls for more people, money

    President Barack Obama recommended more people and more funding for Air Force Reserve Command in his fiscal 2010 defense budget request. Under the proposal released May 7, the command's military personnel account would increase by 7.4 percent. The account represents about a third of the command's overall budget. If approved, the Air Force's
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