Category: Top Stories
  • 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
  • Fort Bragg honors Air Force Reserve neighbor

    Attending Army functions is part of the job for Col. Merle D. "Maddog" Hart, 440th Airlift Wing commander. The Air Force reservist from here internalizes strategic partnerships with the Army. "It is kind of like visiting with your neighbors," said Colonel Hart, who frequently visits the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C. At a recent 82nd Airborne
  • Air Force reservists make history with blogger flight

    An aircrew from Air Force Reserve Command's 403rd Wing here flew an historic flight May 19. The training mission on a WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft gave bloggers from across the country an opportunity only available to traditional media outlets until now.The Air Force is embracing new media in efforts to continue communicating in today's world.
  • Air Force Reserve rescuers return from Africa

    Twenty eight more Airmen from Patrick's 920th Rescue Wing came home May 14. They were the last group of wing reservists to return from Djibouti, Africa. About 100 aircrew, pararescue, maintenance and support people were mobilized and sent to Africa. The Air Force Reserve Command wing also deployed two HC-130P/N Hercules aircraft to Africa. The