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  • Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the department on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve who aren't yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Is the vaccine right for you? Leadership encourages Airmen to get vaccinated

    The Air Force Reserve’s number one priority for COVID-19 is to take care of Americans, Airmen and their families. One of the best ways the AFRC can do that is by making sure vaccines are available for Airmen who want them.
  • Staff Sgt. Kristy Riley: Shining Example of Air Force Core Values

    Reserve Citizen Airman Staff Sgt. Kristy L. Riley, 924th Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight combat plans training supervisor, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona was recognized at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters level as their Airman of the Year, moving on to be selected as one of the Department of the Air Force’s “12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.”
  • 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
  • An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 unit. “We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pilot gear to ensure everything is in proper working condition,” said Staff
  • Wanted: Innovative ideas for Spark Tank 2022

    Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force annual competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021.
  • 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.
  • Rucking around with the 934th Security Forces Squadron in yearlong challenge

    Anyone for a yearlong ruck march challenge? At the start of this fiscal year, 934th Airlift Wing Airmen and civilians started rucking on and off base completing monthly challenges. What they are doing is participating in a yearlong ruck beta test for Resolute Defender. Created and sponsored by the 934th Security Force Squadron, the scope of this loaded march challenge is for participants to build and solidify, resiliency, camaraderie, and communication.
  • 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.
  • 4th AF recognizes Airmen and key spouses during visit

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Pennington, 4th Air Force commander, and his spouse, Lisa, visited the 507th Air Refueling Wing July 1, 2021, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to recognize outstanding performers and to discuss the key spouse program.
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