• Wing reps keep Yellow Ribbon in the pink

    Master Sgt. Clay Jennings continually looks for a chance to tell someone at his Air Force Reserve unit in Texas about the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which presents information aimed at pre- and post-deployers and their loved ones at weekend training sessions around the country.
  • Four strikes and you're out

    Senior Airman Catherine Libbey with the 439th Aeromedical and Dental Squadron and Senior Airman Kody Anischick from the 337th Airlift Squadron were recently one failure away from discharge when they realized their fitness was now or never.Just because it’s an open-book test doesn’t make it easy. For some members, the Air Force physical fitness test
  • 655th ISRG officer promotes Hispanic culture, diversity in Dayton

    Lt. Col. Herminio J. Lugo, chief of staff of the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group here, plays a vital role in recognizing Hispanics in the Dayton region and has participated in several Hispanic Heritage committees at Wright-Patterson since 1995.
  • Newlyweds prepare for deployment separation

    A week after they married, an Air Force Reserve couple attended a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekend here due to the husband’s upcoming deployment.Tech. Sgt. Glenn Matsuo and his wife, Rae, were married Sept. 17 in Honolulu, near where he serves as an air transportation craftsman in the 48th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation
  • 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