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  • Air Force Reserve family helps Airman go active duty

    With 850 miles in the rearview, a 22 year-old pulled up to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, with a mixture of nerves and excitement as he focused on the road before him. Once greeted by a smiling Airman, he knew this moment marked the start of a journey he had been seeking for the past year.
  • McChord Total Force wings support science missions

    In conjunction with the 446th Airlift Wing, the 62nd Operations Group kicked off the 2017-2018 season of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), a mission offering unparalleled Department of Defense support to the National Science Foundation (NSF)-managed U.S. Antarctic Program, with operations that began in late September.
  • 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
  • Family puts AF core values into action through adoption

    While traveling with a religious organization in East Africa during the summer of 2005, Master Sgt. Frank Williams, longtime member of the 445th Airlift Wing and current 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron member, placed a phone call that would ultimately change the course of his life.
  • Spouses make “emotional banking” deposits

    Two audience volunteers swatted at balloons representing the responsibilities faced by modern Air Force Reserve families, working together to keep any from hitting the floor of the hotel ballroom as a staff member added more inflatables to the mix.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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