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  • 403rd Wing hosts AFRC chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    In the Air Force Reserve, the purpose of Unit Training Assemblies is pretty self-explanatory. It’s one weekend a month (customarily) when Airmen from all over assemble with their unit for training to ensure readiness in the event our nation calls.While a lot of that training does look like donning MOPP gear or “battle rattle,” firing weapons,
  • Gladiators reach out to local high school students

    Reserve Citizen Airmen in the 960th Cyberspace Wing visited students in the Judson High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in Converse, Texas, as part of a diversity and inclusion community outreach initiative, May 19.
  • Air Force Aid Society assistance now available to Reservists in all statuses

    The Air Force Aid Society is now providing emergency assistance to all Airmen and Guardians, regardless of duty status. Before the change in policy took effect on May 6, only Reservists or Guardsmen on an active-duty status were eligible for AFAS emergency assistance.
  • Key Spouse Mentors gather virtually to share ideas, best practices

    Air Force Reserve Key Spouse Mentors from around the country came together virtually May 7, to share their ideas, struggles and best practices. The Key Spouse Mentors conference also provided guidance and education on a host of Reserve programs available, resiliency and wellness techniques.
  • Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course (VIDEO)

    Air Force Reserve Command security forces Airmen, or 'Defenders,' participated in the beta edition of the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, held May 10–24 at Camp James A. Garfield and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The IDLC was designed to provide Reserve defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.
  • Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course bolsters 'Defender' combat readiness

    Security forces members from multiple units across AFRC participated in the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, held May 10–24, at Camp James A. Garfield and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.
  • Hurricane Hunters get upgraded

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.“The (Meteorology Equipment Technician) shop is in the middle of a system upgrade, specifically on the ARWO
  • Air Force recruiting seeks to broaden applicant pool to find best and brightest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Recruiting Service is casting a wide net seeking out the best and brightest to become Airmen and Guardians. The goal is to reach out to underrepresented groups which will help diversify the force and tap into some areas that could pay dividends to manning and help inspire youth from all parts of
  • 403rd OSS receives new, improved parachute systems

    The 403rd Operations Support Squadron here recently began to receive Butler Parachutes’ BA-30 Low Profile Parachute Systems in an Air Force-wide initiative to upgrade from the legacy BA-22 emergency parachutes.In charge of these new parachute systems are the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 403rd OSS’s aircrew flight equipment shop.From oxygen masks
  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions during Senate hearing

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his counterparts from the Marines, Army, Navy and National Guard testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense during a hearing May 18.
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