• 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
  • Tell the voices you’re leaving

    During a casual conversation with a clerk at the hotel she was staying, Air Force reservist Senior Master Sergeant Cheryl King, listened intently to the clerk describe his concern for his handicapped cousin, Joseph, who lives in New Orleans and had been missing since Katrina hit the city hard. She didn’t know at the time her conversation would pull