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  • A Passion to Serve: U.S. congressman/Reserve chaplain finds satisfaction in giving back

    (Editor's Note: This story is part of a regularseries of articles that will highlight the unique capabilities that Air ForceReservists bring to the fight every day. Make sure to check out future issues ofthe magazine for more Profiles in Leadership.)Air Force ReserveChaplain (Maj.) Doug Collins has always had a passion for serving others,
  • Proud to Serve

    Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris is the first female numbered airforce commander in the history of Air Force Reserve Command, but it's not thateasy to get her to talk about her groundbreaking career or how she made it tothe top of 22nd Air Force. She would much rather talk about the 15,000 Air ForceReservists who keep the organization flying and fighting
  • Taking Care of Airmen

     "What's your story?" That's the question Brig. Gen.Richard Scobee likes to ask the Airmen he comes in contact with on a dailybasis. And he wishes everybody else would do the same. "I love talking with ourAirmen and hearing their story," he said. "The next time you see an Airman, askhim what his or her story is. I guarantee you will come away
  • Intertwined: Col. John Tree has blended his civilian and military lives into two successful careers

    (Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a regularseries of articles that will highlight the unique capabilities that Air ForceReservists bring to the fight every day. Make sure to check out future issues ofthe magazine for more Profiles in Leadership.)Most Air ForceReservists lead a double life. They have their full-time civilian career
  • Portland Reserve unit seeks combat rescue officers

    Combat rescue officer, or CROs, are AirForce search, rescue, and retrieval experts. They're skilled in recoverystrategy, and leading pararescue - PJ - teams into combat environments toextract personnel or sensitive equipment.Dispatching rescue teams is the Air Force Reserve's 304th RescueSquadron's mission. But there's an issue - the Portland-based
  • Profiles in leadership - Maj. Gen. Michael Kim

    Maj. Gen. Michael Kim admits he was “fat, dumb and happy flying airplanes” as a reservist and full-time employee of Delta Airlines when a mentor decided he could do something more."Someone saw something in me and they said, ‘Hey, you know, you could become a squadron commander,’” said Kim, mobilization assistant to the commander of U.S.
  • ARPC remembers its first African-American commander

    RonaldReagan, Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev were three leading names of the1980s. Another great leader made headlines in the U.S. Air Force Reserve May 16,1987, when the Air Reserve Personnel Center welcomed an African-American astheir commander.Col. Joseph C. Ramsey was the first and onlyAfrican-American commander of ARPC when it was
  • Ivy-leaguer seeks adventure as Reservist

    When asked what he had accomplished last summer, Staff Sgt. JoseGutierrez said he traveled to Ecuador to conduct his independent researchproject for his studies at Yale University. The bioenvironmental technician --assigned to the 439th Aerospace Medicine Squadron -- downplayed thesignificance of his multi-pursuit life. “I conducted research that
  • Deployment causes family hardship, baby beats clock

    Staff Sgt. Phillip Steffen wanted to attend Air Force Reserve YellowRibbon Reintegration Program training with his wife prior to a 2014 overseasdeployment, but time wouldn't allow it."Lookingback I know it would have helped prepare me and the kids for what we wentthrough," said Jamie Steffen during post-deployment Yellow Ribbon trainingFeb. 21 in
  • Reserve intel officer authors award-winning fiction

    AnIndividual Mobilization Augmentee assigned to the 566th Intelligence Squadronrecently published a novel that took second place in the 2014 Kindle Awards BestFiction category.The Long Journey: Tales from a World Yet to Comeis Capt. Cara J. Swanson's fourth book; all of which she released throughher own publishing company.Swanson has entered
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