• Sowing seeds of hope

    Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy has been planting seeds in a poor, crime ridden West Montgomery neighborhood for the past three years. While planting various vegetables, his real ambition is to sow seeds of dreams of a brighter future for kids and young people in the area. As a Reservist, McCoy is an Air Terminal Operations Center Specialist with the 25th Aerial Port Squadron. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Auburn University, but currently dedicates his time and resources to serving his community.
  • 100 Years of Reserve Air Power: The Centennial Celebration

    Editor’s note: On June 3, 1916, Congress signed the National Defense Act of 1916, which created the nation’s first air reserve program. In honor of this historic event, the Air Force Reserve is celebrating 100 years of reserve air power throughout the month of June. The following story looks at the National Defense Act of 1916 and how it set the
  • Yellow Ribbon 'flicked on the light' for Reserve couple

    An Air Force Reserve couple said attending their first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event “flicked on the light switch” for them in understanding how to better prepare for the separation caused by military deployment.“In general, it’s knowing that these things are available to you,” said Tech Sgt. Jesse Mateo, a reservist assigned to
  • Yellow Ribbon honors children

    Deploying Air Force reservists who are parents brought their children to military training here during the Month of the Military Child to interact with other youngsters in the same circumstances.“It’s his second deployment so I know what to do and what to expect, but we’re still going to have a hard time without him and we will miss him,” Olivia
  • Speaker: deployers should take time for the little things

    After the 2011 death of his mother, Senior Master Sgt. Eric Smith found a locked box among her belongings. Inside, along with personal papers and valuables, was every letter, card and note he had written to her since 1985.A swell of emotions left him speechless, the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2014 told a class he led Saturday at an
  • It's 'Miller time' at Exercise Saber Junction

    Senior Airman Miller is relatively new to the Air Force, and Exercise Saber Junction is the first time he has participated in a major, joint exercise overseas. It is also Miller’s first trip overseas. Having only been in the Air Force Reserve a few short years, Miller is a full-time student when not working at the 934th Airlift Wing, with plans for
  • Balancing act

    When she first joined the Reserve, she doubted that her military and civilian jobs would have anything to do with each other. The more leadership roles she picked up as an occupational therapist, the more she realized her background as an Airman translated to her success in managing people.Maj. Amy Hansen works full-time as the Vice President of
  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Lt. Col. Kaitlyn Woods

    Lt. Col. Kaitlyn Woods, is an aerial reconnaissance weather officer with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" here. Her interest in serving in the military started when she was a young girl in junior high and high school, where she first explored the options of attending one of the various military academies. Even though her
  • Reserve teen tackles job as singular voice for AFRC youth

    Let’s face it. Kids these days would much rather play countless hours of video games, stay indoors, and enjoy their sense of entitlement.What happens when you have an eager teen that would rather advocate to make their tiny world just a little better?For 17-year old Ryan Pavey, representing the collective voice for tens of thousands of Air Force
  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Chief Josephine Keller

    Chief Master Sgt. Josephine Keller is the Chief Enlisted Manager for the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron here.Keller joined the Air Force Reserve in September 1991. As the chief enlisted manager for the 403rd ASTS and member of the Aeromedical Staging Squadron Executive Management Committee, she works directly for the commander advising and