• 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
  • PHAP makes getting help easier

    Brittney Snider began performing medical procedures on her dolls as a young child and started volunteering at her local hospital at age 13. “My mom said when I cared for my babies, I used to put band aids and fake IVs in them,” said Snider. “I just liked helping people, caring for people who are sick and seeing them get better. I don’t know, I guess it was my gift, my calling.
  • Yellow Ribbon event special for reservist, son

    A Father’s Day Weekend trip to Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training here was bittersweet for a Florida reservist and his child.“This might be our last trip together,” said Master Sgt. Juan Guerra of the journey he made with son Joel, the youngest of four children he has with wife, Marisela. “I might not have him as a
  • Deployers, loved ones learn about American Red Cross services

    In 1971, soldier Pedro Quinonez told relatives he was deploying to Okinawa. When misfortune struck his family, however, they couldn’t locate him.
  • Reserve salutes children at Yellow Ribbon event

    Children of Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen were front and center during Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekends in April, the Month of the Military Child.The celebration was established in 1986 by Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger to recognize the contribution made by children of service members. Senior Master Sgt. Jackie
  • Double victory: Airman finds new outlook through faith

    Showing off his freshly-pinned gold bars that reflected a smile of quiet pride, 2nd Lt. D ’Anthony Harris stood before family, friends and co-workers on this very special day. Fighting to hold back the tidal wave of emotions rushing his psyche, he paused to acknowledge the long, storied journey that led him to this defining moment.“My life has
  • Air Force colonel leaves lasting impression

    Growing up in New York City, New York, a boy can easily choose a path where his footprints fade, but one chose to leave a lasting impression.
  • Family puts AF core values into action through adoption

    While traveling with a religious organization in East Africa during the summer of 2005, Master Sgt. Frank Williams, longtime member of the 445th Airlift Wing and current 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron member, placed a phone call that would ultimately change the course of his life.
  • Dentist finds motivation in outreach programs

    She saw her. The scared little girl was only five or six years old and the girl needed help, having possibly never sought dental care before. The tiny patient was in pain. Her mother tried to calm her, but she did not understand. The young dentist tried to sooth her fears, but did not prevail. Her tiny face is now ingrained in the dentist’s mind
  • Dolphins deploy with Rainier Wing

    The 446th Airlift 'Rainier' Wing transported four dolphins from the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) from San Diego to Key West, Florida.