• McGuire reservists bridge gaps, build homes

    It's just after 7:30 a.m. in the town of Gallup, N. M. Already one can hear the banging of hammers, buzzing of tablesaws and clicking of nail guns. Inside a warehouse set aside historic Route 66 stands two nearly constructed homes and the frame of a third quickly nearing completion. Scurrying around the construction site with purpose and sense of
  • Scouts put hands together to show military appreciation

    The handprint of a young boy is not very big. However, when it is placed together with the prints of 83 other boys who want to honor those fighting for their freedom, it becomes larger than life. Members of South Carolina's midlands Cub Scout dens got together during their week-long summer camp to create an American flag made solely from handprints
  • Reservist embodies Air Force Core Values

    Chaplain's assistant Tech. Sgt. Tonya Peterson has a strong desire to serve people in her unit, the tenants of the apartment complex she manages and the residents of Lithonia, Ga., where this past January she was elected to an at large seat on the city council. Her public work is quite an accomplishment for someone who readily admits "she had no
  • KC-135 Stratotanker turns 50, continues going

    Turning 50 isn't something everyone wants to celebrate. But, when it comes to the KC-135 Stratotanker, it's appropriate to remember the aerial achievements and sustained worthiness of the aircraft in its support of national defense. That's why Tinker AFB, Okla., home of the KC-135 depot, will put on special 50th anniversary celebrations Sept. 8-9.
  • AFRC civilian earns AF design excellence award

    They may not know it, but just about every member of the Air Force Reserve team has seen Pat McCutchin's work at one time or another. As Air Force Reserve Command's interior designer, Ms. McCutchin has put her personal touch on Reserve facilities from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and from Westover ARB, Mass.,
  • Air Force seeks better eye protection in war

    Today's combat environment poses a myriad of threats to Air Force warfighters' eyes, ranging from environmental to man-made causes. Among the environmental dangers are ultraviolet rays, dust, wind, projectiles and blinding sandstorms. Improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, lasers and chemical warfare comprise the more common
  • Passenger list a who's who in Nazi high command

    Of the thousands of aircraft passenger manifests scattered across Europe by the end of World War II, one holds particular significance for today's 442nd Fighter Wing. Sixty-one years ago the Air Force Reserve Command unit here was the 442nd Troop Carrier Group and was tasked to transport high ranking officers of defeated Nazi Germany. Early on the
  • Nurse provides comfort at 'top of the bed' in Iraq

    Serving in the Air Force theater hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq, was a "dream come true" for Lt. Col. Paulette Schank. If asked, the chief nurse in Air Force Reserve Command's 913th Medical Squadron here will tell you she always wanted to do combat anesthesia. So, when the opportunity came, the nurse anesthetist at St. Mary Medical Center in
  • Change, challenge face Citizen Airmen

    Challenge and change were the key messages the Air Force’s top enlisted person brought to members of Air Force Reserve Command while visiting the headquarters here during week-long activities to honor the command’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray said April 20 that the Reserve is shouldering work
  • AFRC team “marches” for breast cancer research

    A 10-woman team from Air Force Reserve Command is fighting the battle against breast cancer -- one step at a time. Marching like warriors headed into battle, the team raised more than $27,500 this month by walking 60 miles over a three-day period. “It was a grueling walk yet a wonderful experience,” said Jane Mann, who walked in memory of her