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  • McConnell Reservist receives Bronze Star

    Lt. Col. Johnathan Jordan, was presented a Bronze Star during an official ceremony here, Feb. 5.Jordan was presented the decoration, the fourth highest military honor, in recognition of his heroic actions after Iran launched 16 missiles at U.S. Forces in Iraq in January 2020.

  • 434th ARW rolls out COVID vaccine

    Throughout the COVID pandemic, the 434th Air Refueling Wing has created several innovative tools to keep the mission moving forward, but a recent shipment of COVID vaccines tops them all. Grissom recently received 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and began the distribution process Feb. 1, 2021, in

  • Key spouses can be key

    In the past two years, the Air Force has had an alarming increase in its suicide rate. There are many resources available to Airmen in need, but one change that is being worked toward is involving families.  Molly Noyes, 940 Air Refueling Wing director of psychological health, created a one-hour

  • Wing Exercise bolsters readiness, highlights importance of partnership

    The 920th's Operations Group, Maintenance Group and Aeromedical Staging Squadron Critical Care Air Transport team participated in a quarterly training exercise Oct. 29 that focused on the full combat capability the team brings to the fight by integrating world-class professionals to conduct rescue

  • Making communication happen

    Communication is the plan. Effective communication is described as the active receiver waiting for the feedback response from the sender and back around again to the receiver.Just like commanding, communication is a must. Communication is always a challenge due to unscheduled interruptions, getting

  • 920th Wins AFRC Aviation Safety Award

    The 920th Rescue Wing Aviation Safety Office brought home the 2020 fiscal year Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Achievement Award for Flight Safety.The five-man team earned the organizational award by being proactive in determining negative trends and hazards across the wing’s aviation

  • "AGE" of Improvements

    Tanker Town, nestled in between farmland and mountains, is the name Reserve Citizen Airmen who support the flying mission at Beale Air Force, California, refer to when describing the 940th Air Refueling Wing and its fleet of KC-135 “Stratotankers.”  Just over ten years ago in 2009, the 940 Air

  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support Teen Rescue Near Mt. St. Helens

    The 304th Rescue Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 920th Rescue Wing, participated in the successful rescue of a 16-year-old male who was missing for more than 30 hours near Mt. St. Helens. On Sept. 28, the 304th Rescue Squadron deployed a 12-person technical search-and-rescue team to

  • Accelerate Change

    How would you conduct your mission if you were in an austere and possibly hostile environment? This is the question the 920th Force Support Squadron’s (FSS) Services Flight continuously strives to answer.They’ve found that by conducting hands-on research testing potential equipment, they not only

  • Heavy Hitting

    The 39th Rescue Squadron etched out a small but heavy piece of history on Sept. 17 with their first-ever heavy equipment airdrop.“Thanks to improved HC-130J capabilities, the 39th has added a new mission set of heavy equipment airdrops to our list of proficiencies,” said Capt. Michael, 39th RQS