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  • 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
  • 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
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