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  • Homestead adjusts to COVID-19 realities

    COVID-19 had been a moving target as Homestead Air Reserve Base continues to combat the virus. HARB has closely followed Department of Defense and Centers for Disease and Prevention protocols while providing testing and vaccinations on base. This includes checking all personnel’s temperature as they arrive to work. Yet, even with all these
  • 442d Structures Flight uses unique skills and equipment to machine aircraft wing part

    Master Sgt. Cameron Williams and Staff Sgt. Johnathan Shellhart, both machinists with the 442d Maintenance Squadron, designed, 3D modeled, and used the shop’s CNC mill to fabricate a replacement part for an A-10 wing.
  • Reservist rides 500 miles with AF Cycling Team

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Despite summer heat and humidity, 2nd Lt. Steven Carroll pedaled more than 500 miles across the Midwest as a member of the U.S. Air Force Cycling Team during a popular event July 25-31.The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is a seven-day ride that sees thousands of cyclists pushing themselves
  • Hill reservist among elite competing in international event

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Senior Airman Trevor Thompson, 67th Aerial Port Squadron, is one of 10 reservists selected to represent the United States in the 2021 Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Skills Competition held in Finland beginning July 30. The three-day competition consists of pistol and rifle shooting, various
  • IDLC crafts combat-ready Defenders

    The Integrated Defense Leadership Course, which takes place at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, was designed to provide Reserve Defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.
  • Reserve Chaplain supports Surfside condo collapse victims, first responders

    Miami, Fla. first responders faced a nightmare scenario on June 24, 2021 when the Champlain Towers South building collapsed suddenly, trapping many residents and leading to a desperate search for survivors and casualties. Efforts spanned multiple agencies and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency. U.S. Air Force Capt. Eli Estrin, a Rabbi and chaplain assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.’s Readiness Integration Organization Detachment 6 put his own skills as a military chaplain to work aiding rescuers and victims.
  • Little Rock Reserve maintainers assist Keesler with WC-130J repair

    Maintaining aircraft for 10 WC-130J Super Hercules is no easy task, especially when that job is to repair an aircraft after a destructive fire.On Nov. 1, 2020, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron crew was preparing to take off to fly Hurricane Eta when the aircraft’s left wing caught fire. None of the crew were harmed, but the fire, which
  • HARB, first Reserve base to serve as chaplain evaluation program

    A chaplain candidate completed his first evaluation here last month, marking the first time the Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program used a reserve base to evaluate a candidate. 2nd Lt. Brian A. Harris finished his first evaluation tour with the Homestead Chaplain Corps, getting him one step closer to becoming a military chaplain. This firsthand
  • Pair of Reservists earn Air Force honors

    Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders surprised two Reserve Citizen Airmen recently with the news that they have been selected for prestigious Air Force-level awards. Staff Sgt. Kristy L. Riley, 924th Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, and Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan Jr., 914th Maintenance Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, was selected as the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2021.
  • Hill reservists awarded Airman’s Medal for act of heroism

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chad Carrier and Master Sgt. Justin Rogers, reservists in the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron, received the Airman’s Medal during a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base, Utah on July 11, 2021.On May 23, 2019, Carrier and Rogers witnessed an automobile accident near Lakeview, Alabama, involving
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