• Bronze Star service, a family legacy

    The greatest resource within the Air Force Reserve is its Airmen and we highlight an amazing Reserve Citizen Airman from the 44th Fighter Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with an amazing story, which spans generations. The 44 FG is a classic associate unit of the 301st Fighter Wing.
  • Deployers learn personal finance hacks during virtual Yellow Ribbon event

    These were a few questions asked during the “Minimize Your Life, Maximize Your Financial Future” briefing, given to pre-deployers during a virtual Yellow Ribbon event, August 28-29. The focus of this briefing was to help pre-deployers set a financial goal for themselves, discuss expenses, identify ways they waste money and ways to minimize spending.
  • Focused on strategic competition, Air Force Secretary Kendall confident “One Team, One Fight” will lead to success

    Frank Kendall, freshly installed as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, acknowledged during an Aug. 5 interview that confronting and solving hard problems energizes him.
  • In-person Yellow Ribbon event characterized by caution, connections

    More than 350 Airmen and their loved ones traveled to the Sunshine State to attend an in-person Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon event July 23-24, 2021. It was the first large-audience, in-person event since pandemic prompted travel restrictions in March 2020. The Yellow Ribbon Program began in 2008 following a congressional mandate for the Department of Defense to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles.
  • It’s not all bad: Looking for the good during and after your deployment

    “The more you can practice positive psychology, it's contagious,” Newsome said. “So the people around you who you're closest to can get that from you, and you may get a little bit of that back from them.”
  • X-15 Dreams: A father’s gift in Spain launches a lifelong obsession

    Senior Airman Javier Urzay of the 82nd Aerial Port Squadron at 39 years-old and with a doctorate may not fit the expected profile of a Citizen Airman in his first enlistment, but his path here was set in motion decades ago in his native country of Spain.
  • 301 FW hosts wing's first ever First Term Airmen Course

    When someone raises their right hand to answer the nation’s call, the transition from civilian life to military life can be filled with many unknowns. Whether it’s Active Duty or the Air Force Reserve, the First Term Airmen Course (FTAC) is designed to help share the resources which are available to them when they arrive on their installation. These types of programs happen at Active Duty Air Force installations but, for the first time in the 301st Fighter Wing’s history, the wing hosted an FTAC for 11 of its newest members here from June 14 – 18, 2021.
  • Readiness, Resilience, Reform: Reviewing the command's progress on its three strategic priorities showcases innovation

    Not long after Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee became the commander of Air Force Reserve Command and chief of the Air Force Reserve more than two years ago, he announced his three strategic priorities for the command: prioritize strategic depth and accelerate readiness, develop resilient leaders, and reform the organization.“As a command team, improving
  • Lighten your backpack: tips to overcome deployment challenges

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families received deployment advice from Chief Master Sgt. Eric Smith during a virtual Yellow Ribbon event May 15-16.
  • 301 FW base civil engineers build lasting impact every day

    Visitors to U.S. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, enjoy the various structures, airfields and utilities, but may not give much thought about how they came to be, or what it takes to maintain them. The 301st Fighter Wing Base Civil Engineers are responsible for all Air Force real property maintenance on the base, consisting of about 100 facilities — structure plus a five foot radius. Every day is different for 301 FW BCE as they work in a dynamic joint environment, maintain the wing's current F-16 mission while also preparing for the wing's future F-35A mission.