• Okie pride showcased at reunion

    There is something special about being part of a team, especially a team that works so well together through the ups and downs; a team you can count on for anything; a team you never forget. The “SH Okies” team is made up of several hundred, mostly retired, Citizen Airmen that are all former members of the 507th and collectively, they have
  • A Chaplain's little miracle

    The story still gives him chills.Maj. Matthew Zimmerman, chaplain with the 439th Airlift Wing, recently opened up to his fellow wingmen about a family battle he’s been dealing with quietly: cancer. Nine months ago, Zimmerman’s five-year-old son Gavin was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor. “It was the night of the Super Bowl, and Cari and I were
  • Reservists rescue aircraft crash victim

    If not for the actions of two fast-thinking and well-trained Citizen Airmen, the last Saturday of summer may have ended in tragedy at Clear Lake, California. Capt. Jared Wahleithner and 1st Lt. Chris Dempsey were ferrying passengers to shore Sept. 17, during the annual Clear Lake Seaplane Splash In, when a small amphibious aircraft crashed during an attempted landing.
  • Reservist shares personal tragedy to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month

    One Air Force reservist is trying to open up dialogue about a topic that is close to her heart, yet many people are too uncomfortable to discuss: suicide. Master Sgt. Altrameise Myers' teenage son died by suicide in 2012. As the fourth anniversary of his death approaches, Myers is working to raise awareness about suicide and share her story. She hopes to reduce the stigma and get others to discuss this serious subject.
  • From homeless dropout to Citizen Airman

    Senior Airman Troy Serad, an engineering assistant assigned to the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, shares his story about finding success despite the odds against him.
  • Doctor keeps Yellow Ribbon in his handbag

    Lt. Col. Charles Powell was twice as old as some of his classmates when he went to officer’s training at age 49. He has had a busy career as an Air Force Reserve flight doctor in the ensuing seven years and recently returned from his third deployment.“I’ll always look back on this period of my life and say, I got to serve my country, I was blessed
  • AES reservists respond, provide care during motorcycle accident

    Three Citizen Airmen assigned to different AES units, respond to civilian motorcycle accident.
  • Local boy shakes hands, warms hearts

    Ten-year old Jeffrey from Agawam, Massachusetts, is on a mission. His mission isn’t to catch the most Pokemon, play in World Series, or even kiss a girl; he wants to shake hands with, and thank every active and veteran military member he comes across until Veteran’s Day. He always carries a little black notebook so that if he meets a vet, he can
  • Top chaplain addresses Reserve deployers

    On a twist of jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song, the Air Force chief of chaplains told reservists and their loved ones, “Don’t worry, be hopey,” during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training event here Saturday.“You know they say that 92 percent of what we worry about makes no difference in our lives, because the things we worry
  • Impossible dream becomes reality for one South American country

    In an age of high-visibility drones and cyber security, there is a side of the Air Force some don’t see: its humanitarian missions.On Aug. 12, members of the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and active-duty components came together to transport 47.8 tons of cargo to South America for a humanitarian mission.The cargo, one Pierce Pumper truck,