• Embracing Total Force culture

    Air Force wide, a large emphasis is being placed on institutionalizing the total force concept in order to embrace all active duty, guardsmen, reservists, and civilian employees as members of a unified team and not as competitors.“What holds us together is our partnerships throughout the Department of Defense, the government, this nation, and the
  • Yellow Ribbon participants learn ABCs of resiliency

    Lt. Col. Brande Newsome told the 20 people attending her resiliency training class Nov. 18 to imagine they were driving along a highway when suddenly an adjacent driver cuts them off, nearly causing a collision. "What's your immediate reaction? Are you furious? Are you slamming the brake and honking the horn?" she asked.  This, she said, is an
  • Air Force resolves Yellow Ribbon travel funding issue

    Air Force leaders have resolved a situation that temporarily limited how many guests the service could fund to accompany Reserve Citizen Airmen to Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekends. “I'm delighted we are going back to the way we've always done it," said Mary Hill, Yellow Ribbon program manager at Air Force Reserve Command
  • Guard, Reserve defenders bring experience to the fight

    The training and experience our Air National Guard and Reserve law enforcement Airmen gain in their civilian and military careers help keep people safe from enemies foreign and domestic. Many of these security forces members, or defenders, bring the knowledge of both careers to make them more effective both home and abroad.
  • Training and Development Flight: preparing future Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Basic Military Training develops enlistees from civilians to professional Airmen.To help young men and women prepare for BMT, the Air Force Reserve offers the Training and Development Flight.“It is an introduction to the military through structured Unit Training Assembly participation,” said Staff Sgt. Glenda Nathaniel, Flight Chief for
  • Enlisted Force Structure Review: Command initiative focused on finding most effective, efficient mix of NCOs

    Officials from across Air Force Reserve Command are working hard on a new effort to make sure the command’s enlisted force structure is designed to meet the needs of AFRC and the Air Force, both now and in the future.In January 2016, now-retired Lt. Gen. James Jackson, AFRC commander at the time, directed a continuous process improvement event to
  • Yellow Ribbon strengthens Air Force Reserve families

    A Columbus, Ohio, family used an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event here Sept. 22-24 as the official kick-off to prepare for their second deployment.Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Zachary Loechler and his wife, Abigail, participated in their second event to connect with resources designed specifically to help them
  • 655th ISRG NCO uses personal tragedy to reach out to others

    In 2016 alone, 601 service members chose to take their own life according to a report from the Defense Suicide Prevention Office. One suicide is too many, and the military is constantly testing new and creative solutions to bring this ever-increasing problem to an end.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen capitalize on rare training opportunity

    An aircrew from the 446th Airlift "Rainier" Wing take advantage of the training opportunities provided by participating in Mobility Guardian, a large scale multinational exercise out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • Solving the Pilot Shortage: Air Force Reserve, airlines fishing in the same pond

    In the wake of the ongoing Air Force-wide pilot shortage, the Air Force Reserve and its units are trying their best to overcome this obstacle and continue the flying missions they are uniquely suited for both today and tomorrow.As of February, the Air Force had a shortage of more than 1,500 pilots across the total force. The data also suggests that