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  • Historian's deployment brings new perspective

    Tech. Sgt. Eugenie Hinson, 445th Airlift Wing historian, was attending the Air Force Reserve Command's Historian Basic Course at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, when she met another Airman due to deploy for six months to the Middle East. The Airman was facing numerous challenges at home but was poised to depart despite them. That, Hinson says, is
  • Airman inspired by family history, Yellow Ribbon support

    "When they shoot at you, you don't hear it like in the movies,” said Almira Pasic. "You just feel it zip by you. It's really kind of like a loud fly."            Almira reminisced on her life in Bosnia in 1992, when war broke out shortly after Bosnia declared its independence, during an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training
  • Reserve life fits military couple

    Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh off of active duty who decided to continue serving their country by joining the Air Force Reserve. They joined the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, where both serve in the 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron and together work as
  • Yellow Ribbon session focuses on improved communication

    An Air Force wife taught Airmen and their loved ones about using “positive sandwiches” when discussing problems and looking for solutions during an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training event July 24-26 here. "Say something positive to your loved one," speaker Erin T. King said during the Renegotiating a New Normal session,
  • Earn it: A story of redemption

    From his earliest days as an Airman at basic training, Tech Sgt. Elias Aponte said things didn’t come easy.“Earn it!” Aponte recalled what his drill sergeant would shout. “That’s all he ever said to us.”Looking back through the long lens of time, the Security Forces  sergeant said his life could best be described as a series of seemingly
  • Wright-Pat reservist lives dream thru football, service

    When Senior Airman Ian Ramirez, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, walked into his squadron in May, he noticed a banner on the wall with his jersey number, #24, and the words, "Welcome home" and "Congratulations." The AE technician, who joined the unit in 2013, had just returned from Costa Rica after playing football for the USA Patriots,
  • Reservists learn meditation techniques

    Emily Hain added a colleague’s stress-reduction techniques to her regular yoga routine after experiencing several personal and professional upheavals that affected her health. "We live in a culture that stresses us to strive more and more," said Hain, a military spouse and resource provider for the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration
  • Grissom Yellow Ribbon rep increases program participation

    For centuries yellow ribbons have been associated with returning of loved ones and messages of support and hope, and a new representative exemplifies that support and hope through Grissom's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.Second Lt. Stephanie Creel recently stepped into her new role as 434th Air Refueling Wing YRRP representative with the goal
  • F-22 pilot holds to Texas roots

    "You can take a man out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the man," some people say. This is certainly the case with Lt. Col. Randall "Tractor" Cason, F-22 pilot and commander of the 301st Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., a detachment of the 301st Fighter Wing here."I'm a Texas guy, I'm a truck guy, I'm an F-150 guy and I'm
  • Airman, retired Soldier father share tradition of service at Yellow Ribbon event

    Albert Moreno remembers the day his youngest daughter walked into the living room and said she had to talk to him about something.He shut off the television to give Cristina his full attention. To his surprise, she said she wanted to join the military. As a father, Moreno was shocked but, as an Army veteran, he was proud. He advised her to join the
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