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  • Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service

    The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. The Air Force is undergoing a concerted effort to stabilize and grow the force by fiscal 2017, to include addressing key gaps in the nuclear, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and support career fields.
  • Air transportation careers in demand at McChord

    The AirForce Reserve needs more air transportation specialist at McChord Field like Airman 1st Class Will Akers.The 86th Aerial Port Squadron cargospecialist is one of many Citizen Airmen trained to manage cargo and passengerson aircraft.These jacks of all trades are hybrids of their counterpartsin the civilian world by fusing cargo shipping
  • Cold feet doesn't stop reservist from singing National Anthem at Iditarod

    Like all major American sporting events,the Iditarod Sled Dog Race doesn't commence until the last notes of the StarSpangled Banner ring out, and since the Air Force Reserve is sponsoring thisyear's race, it's only fitting that a Citizen Airmen would sing thosenotes.Technical Sgt. Heidi Venable, 477th Force Support Squadron, saidshe had cold feet
  • UFC delivers health, fitness tips at Luke

    Ultimate Fighting Championship tag-teamed with the Air Force Reserve Recruiting Service to present the 2015 UFC Fitness Tour at the Bryant Fitness Center here March 21.Former and current service members and their families participated in events including a visit by UFC members, a UFC memorabilia display, a video game console with the latest version
  • Outstanding contributions result in national award

    A member of the 482nd Fighter Wing here was selected as the Recruiter Service Personnel Support Person of the Year at the Recruit National Awards Banquet.Master Sgt. Jennifer Trimble, chief of career development for 482nd Force Support Squadron here, was recognized for the outstanding contributions she provided to the reserve recruiting mission
  • Enlistment highlights total force

    Fourteen of the 944th Fighter Wing's newest recruits stood next to a brand new F-35 Lightening II, raised their hands and took a huge step into their future by enlisting into the Air Force Reserve during a mass enlistment ceremony held on the flightline here during the October unit training assembly.At the beginning of each recruiting year, all
  • UFC competitors visit McChord for annual Fit Tour

    UFC Fit Coach Mike Dolce and former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin challenged Airmen and Soldiers during a fitness workshop at the Wilson Fitness Center May 3.The event, sponsored by Air Force Reserve Recruiting, was incorporated into this year's Ultimate Fighting Champion Fit Tour. "We have a large fan base in the military," Franklin
  • DOD announces recruiting, retention numbers through February 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2014, through February 2014.  Active Component. Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014, through February. Army - 22,295 accessions, with a goal of 21,965; 102
  • Boy meets pilot

    Jacob Ogden, an eighth-grader at Legacy Junior High School in Layton, gets an F-16 "101" from Lt. Col. Paul "Buster" Delmonte, an F-16 pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing. The two recently met by chance when Ogden, 14, saw Delmonte wearing his flight suit in a doctor's waiting room. Ogden approached him, saying he's thought about becoming a fighter
  • DoD announces recruiting, retention numbers for FY14

    The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2014, through January 2014.All four active service components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014, through January.Army -- 17,002 accessions, with a goal of 16,720; 102 percent Navy -- 10,116
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