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  • Leadership Lesson: Rank means nothing if you don’t know what you’re doing

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families attended a virtual Yellow Ribbon event March 21-22 as they prepared for deployments and for the transition back home.In addition to learning valuable information about things like financial benefits and spiritual fitness, this month’s keynote speaker, retired Air Force Col. Marshall Irvin, provided
  • The Future Work Environment: AFRC mapping out a tomorrow highlighted by more alternative workspace arrangements

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, Air Force Reserve Command was dipping its toes into the pool of telework work and other alternative workspace arrangements. The pandemic pushed the command into the deep end, forcing AFRC to immediately shift to a work-from-home business model.
  • Building upon personal strengths help Airmen, families overcome stress

    Fortunately, the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program exists to help alleviate this stress. The program consists of a series of events designed to provide members and families with essential resources prior to deployment, stability and support while deployed, and successful re-integration techniques after the deployment cycle ends.
  • Where the rubber meets the road: building your resiliency profile

    During the Jan. 23-24 virtual Yellow Ribbon event, keynote speaker Capt. D’Anthony Harris delivered a speech on resiliency and how to build a four-part resiliency profile in order to equip Airmen and their families for life’s challenges.According to Harris, who coordinates psychological health initiatives for the Air Force Reserve Command’s Yellow
  • Aviation Resource Management – Keeping flying squadrons on track

    Master Sgt. Adam Raley, a native of Florida, first started his military journey in the U.S. Army as an enlisted artillery soldier in 1994. After 11 years of service he decided that it was time for change. Following a short stint working as a contractor overseas, Raley found his opportunity to continue serving his country.
  • Virtual Yellow Ribbon Event Provides Resources to Help Airmen Before, During, After Deployments

    Eighteen Reserve Citizen Airmen and seven of their spouses with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, participated in the first fully virtual Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program event, Oct. 24-25, 2020. This event was held in order to conform to COVID-19 restrictions while also maintaining AFRC's commitment to reform the organization in key areas to compete, deter, and win in all environments while maintaining its cost-effectiveness.
  • Reservist leads Air Force Women's Initiative team

    Many Reservists have had the experience of working with active duty Airmen during their careers but few lead Air Force-level teams.Maj. Alea Nadeem serves as a team chief for the Air Force Women’s Initiative.“The Air Force Women’s Initiative Team works to remove barriers through policy for Airmen so they can continue to serve successfully and use
  • Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

    When Capt. Kristin Broullire’s husband couldn’t attend the February Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Denver, she didn’t despair.Her brother, David Espiau, was right there by her side.Broullire, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, decided to turn the trip into a family
  • 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
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