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  • 943rd Rescue Group ready for SAR operations in agile combat environment

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group successfully completed training scenarios that incorporated highly mobile, temporary facilities in remote, austere locations while still performing combat search and rescue operations from 30 April through 3 May.Exercise Northern Assessment was hosted by the Arizona Army National Guard Base at Camp
  • Warrior Braids and the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team – The Invisible Labor behind Diversity, Inclusion, and Institutional Change

    Cast your gaze across the faces of US Air Force servicewomen in the days after 10 February 2021, and you cannot help but notice the joyous reaction to the service’s recent change in its hair standards for women.1 Ponytails are swinging free, braids are cascading down backs, and servicewomen are excelling in their military duties with a new edge of
  • Burger promotes to Major General

    In a promotion ceremony Matthew J. Burger, Air Force Reserve Command deputy commander, was promoted to Major General on May 11. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief or the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, in the AFRC Headquarters building on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. Maj. Gen. Burger is responsible for the daily operations of the command, consisting of approximately 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen and more than 300 aircraft among three Numbered Air Forces, 34 flying wings, 10 flying groups, a space wing, a cyber wing and an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance wing.
  • 2021 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Air Force Reserve Command leaders recognized exceptional Reserve Citizen Airmen during the 2021 AFRC Outstanding Airmen of the Year ceremony held virtually, May 5.All winners and nominees competed in their respective Numbered Air Force before moving forward to compete at the major command level.The AFRC Outstanding Airmen of the Year nominees and
  • Alamo Wing executes Alamo-Bravo readiness exercise

    The 433rd Airlift Wing conducted a deployment readiness training event, Exercise Alamo Bravo, here May 3-7. The exercise enabled leadership to assess its Reserve Citizen Airmen’s deployment and readiness capabilities, so units within the wing can determine strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Scobee testifies before House Appropriations Committee

    Reserve Component and Congressional members discussed specific Reserve missions, modernization, mental health, diversity and the fiscal 2022 budget. In addition, Scobee touted the many accomplishments of Reserve Citizen Airmen in a year marked by challenges.
  • Citizen Developer Team Revolutionizes Manual Process, Creates Cloud-Based App

    Propelling forward the Air Force’s initiative to replace antiquated systems with new cloud-based solutions, a team from the Headquarters Air Force Reserve recently developed and implemented the first customer relationship management (CRM) application built for Air Force Manpower, Personnel, and Services (A1).The proForce Congressional Inquiries
  • Air Force transitions from CVR Teams to more secure systems

    Beginning June 15, Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams will no longer be an option within the Air Force, and all information stored in that system will go away. As the CVR environment goes away, the Air Force network version of Microsoft Teams – a separate application with slightly different capabilities – will be enhanced to be more like CVR.
  • Total Force Recruiting: The first step to winning the high-end fight

    As I prepared to assume responsibilities as the Command Chief for Air Force Recruiting Service, an organization recently re-tooled as an Air Force Total Force command, I found myself trying to understand this new mantra of “Total Force Recruiting.” To truly answer though, I had to start with the “why” of Total Force Recruiting. Why does Total Force
  • Airlift missions continues amidst the pandemic

    As the world-wide pandemic surpasses it’s year mark, aircrew members from the 315th Airlift Wing continues its complex global reach mission, despite the challenges brought by COVID-19. This mission, already complex, flying two helicopters to South America inside a C-17 Globemaster III, was made more difficult by adding two loadmaster evaluations, a language barrier and precautions put in place due to the ongoing pandemic. 
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