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  • Reservist beats feet at Air Force Marathon

    As the morning temperature began to rise, both physical and mental conditions started to deteriorate for 1,331 participants from around the globe who had prepared their bodies and minds for the twenty-six plus miles ahead for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2019.The start of the race was running an hour behind schedule. Capt. Sarah Smith, a Medical Service Corps and executive officer from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was not going to let this small deviation deter her from the two things she’s passionate about - running and serving in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Barksdale bomb wings support Cobra Warrior

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing and their active-duty counterparts from the 2nd BW supported Exercise Cobra Warrior here, Sept. 5-17, 2019.Cobra Warrior is the RAF capstone event for their weapons school instructor candidates.The exercise featured more than 50 fighter aircraft from Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. The
  • 926th unveils first flagship at Nellis

    The 926th Operations Group unveils the first flagship of the Air Force Reserve’s 926th Wing Sept. 12, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.During the ceremony, an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the active duty’s 64th Aggressor Squadron was unveiled with the group’s shield and commander’s name.“This flagship bears witness to the true total force
  • Citizen Airmen help keep C-17s safe during Dorian

    A handful of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Reservists spent their Labor Day with their active duty teammates to evacuate 24 C-17 Globemaster IIIs ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Fifteen Reservists from the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 315th Maintenance Squadron here joined members of the 437th Maintenance Group to clear and launch the C-17s, Sept. 2, to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Charleston’s remaining C-17s were already away from the base on various missions and were not involved.
  • Hurricane Hunters finish flying Dorian

    Over the last two weeks the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, have flown 25 missions in support of Hurricane Dorian.
  • Laser Guided Bombs back in the belly of the B-52

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty Airmen teamed up to test Laser-Guided Bomb Units on the Conventional Rotary Launcher. It is the first step in trying to use the munitions from the bomb bay of the jet. It has been a decade since they were last employed in this manner.
  • 926th Wing, 706th Fighter Squadron set to receive AFA awards in September

    Air Force Reserve announced today that Air Force Association (AFA) selected five Air Force Reserve award recipients this year. Two of those awards went to the 926th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The 926th Wing earned the 2018 AFA Outstanding Reserve (Flying Wing) Unit Award, while the 706th Fighter Squadron won the AFA Citation of Honor
  • Some flight ops continue despite HAFB runway construction

    Though the Hill Air Force Base runway has been closed for several weeks due to a major runway reconstruction project, that doesn’t mean that all flying operations had to be cancelled. Pilots from the 514th Flight Test Squadron needed to use the taxiway that runs parallel to the runway.
  • Reserve Fighter Squadron accelerates training in Red Flag 19-3

    In order to provide a realistic training environment of air-to-air combat for allied and coalition forces, some pilots take up the role of being the “enemy”. The 64th Aggressors Squadron acts as professional adversaries for Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Complex Ribbon Cutting

    Air Force and community leaders conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of phase one of the consolidated mission complex June 25, on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The overall project is divided into three phases. Phase I constructed a 92,000-square-foot, two-story administrative facility at a cost of $27.7 million. The new complex is located off of Robins Parkway, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Phase I construction began in Feb. 2, 2018.
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