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  • New proficiency exercise streamlines training for CAAs

    Combat Aviation Advisors from the 711th Special Operations Squadron employed a new method to accomplish annual training requirements. The squadron’s first ever two-week long Proficiency Exercise in March combined specialized training scenarios that took place at locations across the Eglin Range.
  • DOD Revises Transgender Policies to Align With White House

    Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and the Defense Department proudly recognizes transgender and gender non-conforming people and their continued struggle for equality, security and dignity, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said."There is no place for violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender
  • Gratitude at gunpoint: Flight surgeon uses resiliency skillset to beat adversity

    Since coming to the United States alone as a teenager, Lt. Col. Sandeep Gill has been robbed at gunpoint, endured poverty, and lived out of his car to make ends meet. And he is grateful for every minute of it. In fact, it was that sense of gratitude, and a love for his adopted country, that drove the 489th Bomb Group flight surgeon’s future success and led him to a life in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Air Force Recruiting Service, Air Force Reserve move forward with Total Force Marketing effort

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Today Air Force Total Force recruiting hit another historic milestone with Air Force Recruiting Service and Air Force Reserve Recruiting consolidating their marketing efforts effective Apr. 1, 2021.“We are excited about this consolidation between Air Force Reserve Recruiting and Air Force Recruiting
  • Reserve Component receives exception to uniform policy

    The Air Force has authorized an exception to policy for the Air Reserve Component regarding the April 1 mandatory wear date of Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms.In a memo signed on March 28 by Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, the Air Force cited funding challenges and stresses in the
  • Reservist saves motorcyclist's life

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A Reservist in training to become a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot saved the life of a local motorcyclist on his way back to Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 20, 2021.2nd Lt. Max Atkinson, a student pilot in the 71st Student Squadron at Vance AFB and projected to be assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron here
  • Reserve Defenders will be ready, whatever fight tomorrow brings

    From March 19–22, the 910th Security Forces Squadron conducted a four-day super Unit Training Assembly focused on combat-readiness.
  • Cell managing Reserve’s COVID-19 vaccination operations

    Air Force Reserve Command’s Vaccine Operations Cell has been up and running here since mid-January to help ensure all Reserve Citizen Airmen who choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine receive it safely, efficiently and without waste.
  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up atmospheric river season

    Three WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” returned from the West Coast to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 25, 2021. The 403rd Wing’s Hurricane Hunters wrapped up the atmospheric river season in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aircraft Operations,
  • McConnell Reservists fly KC-46A at Cope North 21

    An aircrew of more than 20 Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing flew a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., as part of Cope North 21, last month at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. It is the U.S. Pacific Air Forces largest multilateral exercise. This was the first time the KC-46A was utilized in the annual exercise. In addition to aircrew members from the 924th, 905th and 18th Air Refueling Squadrons, there were three members of the 931st Maintenance Group, three members of the 22nd Maintenance Group.
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