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  • Reserve Citizen Airman first recipient of Reserve Officers Association award

    Master Sgt. Christina Stewart said she was speechless when she received a call from Chief Master Sgt. Octavio Ortiz, Air Force Reserve Command’s Development and Training Flight program manager, informing her she won the 2019 Reserve Officers Association’s Outstanding Enlisted of the Year award.
  • Barksdale bomb wings support Cobra Warrior

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing and their active-duty counterparts from the 2nd BW supported Exercise Cobra Warrior here, Sept. 5-17, 2019.Cobra Warrior is the RAF capstone event for their weapons school instructor candidates.The exercise featured more than 50 fighter aircraft from Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. The
  • 926th unveils first flagship at Nellis

    The 926th Operations Group unveils the first flagship of the Air Force Reserve’s 926th Wing Sept. 12, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.During the ceremony, an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the active duty’s 64th Aggressor Squadron was unveiled with the group’s shield and commander’s name.“This flagship bears witness to the true total force
  • Laser Guided Bombs back in the belly of the B-52

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty Airmen teamed up to test Laser-Guided Bomb Units on the Conventional Rotary Launcher. It is the first step in trying to use the munitions from the bomb bay of the jet. It has been a decade since they were last employed in this manner.
  • Complex Ribbon Cutting

    Air Force and community leaders conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of phase one of the consolidated mission complex June 25, on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The overall project is divided into three phases. Phase I constructed a 92,000-square-foot, two-story administrative facility at a cost of $27.7 million. The new complex is located off of Robins Parkway, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Phase I construction began in Feb. 2, 2018.
  • Graduation gowns to Air Force blues

    After being in the military for some time, you start seeing familiar faces in places you least expect them. On a deployment, you may run into someone who you went to technical training with; the newest member of your shop may have cross-trained since you were stationed across base from each other at a previous duty station; and you may find that you have mutual friends with about 90 percent of the members of your career field. Two of the 911th Airlift Wing’s newest recruits experienced this before being issued their first pair of combat boots. Trainee Desiree Bouch and Trainee James Choff spoke with Staff Sgt. Amy Busenbark, recruiter with the 911th Airlift Wing Recruiting Squadron, on separate occasions before graduating together from Burgettstown High School this spring, and both have since raised their right hand to become members of the Air Force Reserve.
  • Steel foundation: Locally-born general comes home to tell AF story

    Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command and Pittsburgh local, visited several key organizations in the area June 13 and 14, 2019.
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