• 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
  • 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