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  • Reserve couple works hard to balance family, work

    When newly minted 2nd Lt. Chris Grosjean graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1995, Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, singer Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" was at the top of the music charts and gasoline sold for $1.14 a gallon.Since then, many things have changed in this Airman's life, which brought him and his family to
  • MacDill reservists to spend Memorial Day providing hope, healing

    For many, Memorial Day is just another day off of work, an extra day to spend with family and friends while flipping 'burgers and dogs', few even know the meaning and even fewer take a moment to reflect and honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Military.But two members of the 927th Aerospace Medicine
  • Chaplain overcomes obstacles

    Although Chaplain (Maj.) Olga Westfall, 94th Airlift Wing chaplain, provides spiritual services during unit training assemblies, it has not always been that way for her.Westfall was born in Dnepropetrovsk, found in Eastern Ukraine in the late 60’s. During her time as part of the Soviet Union, the thought of God was prohibited. The Bible was a
  • Logistics’ duo keeps Yellow Ribbon orderly

    “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” The ancient Chinese warrior Sun Tzu was not talking about the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program when he wrote those words in “The Art of War” 1,600 years ago, but the message still applies in Yellow Ribbon, which promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones
  • Support systems a factor in preventing suicides

    Recent studies indicate service members are less likely to commit suicide due to their deployment experiences, but the odds increase upon separation from service.Are these odds the same among Air Force reservists who spend most of their time as civilians?When it comes to suicides, risk factors involving drinking and substance abuse, relationship
  • Pillowcases popular with program participants

    Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program participants receive free pillowcases imprinted with family photos to take on deployments via a collaborative arrangement.“I wish we had something like this when my husband was deployed and my kids where young,” said Kimberly Wren, the “key spouse” from the 440th Airlift Wing at Pope Field,
  • 'Iditariders' showcase AF Reserve at sled-dog race

    It's not every day someone gets a phone call to ride along in Alaska's Iditarod sled-dog race with the reigning champion.When Tech Sgt. Gerald Ingram of the 477th Fighter Group received this call, he said, "Yes," with a big smile on his face and without a moment's hesitation.Ingram teamed up with champion musher, Dallas Seavey, for the Ceremonial
  • Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

    Only in America can a former convict become a brigadiergeneral.Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton,then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the UnitedStates Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired andliving a comfortable life in Georgia, he flew here to visit the
  • Maj. Gen. (retired) Joseph A. McNeil, an American hero

     The young college student sitting at the far left in theaccompanying photo is Joe McNeil, and he's an American hero.At about4:30 in the afternoon on Monday, Feb.1, 1960, McNeil and three of his buddiessat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth's in downtown Greensboro, N.C.,and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. "We don't serve Negroes
  • One cadet’s story: Reservist offers Air Force Academy advice

    (Editor's note: Cadet First Class Sarah Farmer is ontrack to graduate from the Air Force Academy in May with a dual major in biologyand behavioral science. Upon graduation, she plans to serve her country as anAir Force intelligence officer. This is the story of how the former Air ForceReserve enlisted member made it to where she is today.)When
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