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  • Career A-10 pilot gives tips on combating deployment stress

    Lt. Col. Todd Riddle, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 21 years of military service and five combat tours, is no stranger to deployment and the stress it brings. He broke away from his position as a Secretary of Defense executive fellow with Qualcomm Technologies in San Diego to help prepare fellow Airmen and their loved ones on the
  • Yellow Ribbon experience changes young minds

    Tech. Sgt. Lindsey R. Barnes’ two children started texting her 30 minutes into a youth session at a 2016 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training event, asking her when it would be over.“By the end of the weekend, when I had to leave earlier then the scheduled time, they were asking me to stay for at least one last activity,” said Barnes, NCO
  • Retired officer has seen deployment from all angles

    When retired Lt. Col. Lynne Hull was 16, her Air Force pilot father went to South Vietnam for a year. Or was it Korea, she wondered aloud in front of an audience of 500 during her presentation about the myths of deployment Nov. 23 at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.She later remembered that it was actually Saudi
  • 6 SOPS stays mission ready through rain, sleet, snow or hail

    The 6th Space Operations Squadron provides meteorological data to civilian and military assets across the world and is an integral part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operations.Maj. Meagan Tovado, 6th SOPS assistant director of operations, said the unit is responsible for providing timely and efficient operational support
  • Recruiting leadership visits Reserve recruiting group, celebrates accomplishments

    The 367th RCG, formerly Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service, joined Air Force Recruiting Service as a classic associate unit earlier in the fall. AFRC RS has met or surpassed its recruiting goal 19 years in a row and the new group showed its enthusiasm for Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, AFRS commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Sonia Lee, AFRS command chief master sergeant, at the training event.
  • Senior leaders salute Yellow Ribbon Program

    The Air Force Reserve’s top senior enlisted leader regrets not bringing his wife and daughter to Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training before he deployed to Southwest Asia in 2013."I missed the boat,” Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White said Sept. 28 at a Yellow Ribbon event in Florida. “I fell into that category where I was too busy, and I did
  • Resilience tactical pause tips for individual Reservists

    While traditional Reservists will participate in their unit’s resilience tactical pause during a unit training assembly weekend, individual Reservists’ participation in resilience training may prove more challenging since their active-duty assigned units may execute resilience tactical pause events when the individual Reservist is not scheduled for
  • Chief bounces back from hard times, close call with suicide

    I’ve been a photographer in the Air Force for 21 years now, and over that time I’ve met a lot of people from a lot of different backgrounds. I’ve found that everybody has a story to tell, and occasionally I come across a story that really resonates with me. Chief Master Sgt. Stacy Gilman’s story is one.
  • Families learn about deployment-related resiliency

    It wasn’t until Master Sgt. Joseph Vergona returned from his seventh deployment that the Reserve Citizen Airmen and his family participated in a program that promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones by connecting them with resources before and after deployments.“It really made the military more like family, especially for the
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