Air Force Reserve
  • Hurricane Hunters gather data for winter storms

    The end of the hurricane season doesn't end the mission of the Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters.”
  • Reserve aerial porters 'Break Barriers' in joint exercise

    Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units refined their logistics skills Jan. 5-7 during GRIP III Breaking Barriers, a joint training exercise here and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Mississippi.
  • Quiet Professionals don brown beret

    After decades of distinguished service, the Combat Aviation Advisor community donned the newly minted brown beret as their symbol of distinction during a ceremony here Jan. 6.
  • AF Reserve doc does double duty with UFC

    When Ultimate Fighting Championship hall-of-famer Forrest Griffin was in the octagon, he knew who to turn to when a pummeling led to lacerations--Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman Dr. (Col.) Gregory Hsu.
  • Reservists bundle Christmas joy for remote islanders

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here alongside the people of Guam worked hand-in-hand filling boxes full of critical supplies Dec. 9 as part of Operation Christmas Drop. For the first time OCD will be using the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to air drop bundles to 56 islands in Micronesia to continue the longest running humanitarian airlift operation in the history of the Department of Defense impacting the lives of more than 20,000 islanders.
  • AF Reservist brings Hickam Field history alive

    A historian for the 624th Regional Support Group here continued a time-honored tradition of providing a battlefield staff ride Dec. 3 designed to bring the history of Hickam Field alive for unit members. Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Christine Kearney-Kurt coordinated the staff ride, which is a tradition that dates back to the 1890s and has been used as an educational and professional development tool to apply lessons learned from the battlefield to present day.
  • Call me ATSO one more time

    In the military of the 21st Century, the enemy can be anywhere, at any time, while often perceived as odorless, faceless and swift. Missiles, mortars and rockets can each be launched within minutes while being outfitted with some pretty nasty chemicals leading to the dawning of protective gear as seen in various Hollywood films.
  • Exercise tests reservists’ mass casualty response

    Reserve Citizen Airmen, litters in tow, rush into a smoke-filled building amid the screams and shouts of the wounded. Strapping the injured onto litters, one by one, they carry them to safety before returning to the smoke-filled building to search for others.
  • Hill Airmen set for F-35 deployment to Japan

    About 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will join their active duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing for the first F-35A operational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region next month. In total, approximately 300 Airmen will deploy for a six-month rotation to Kadena Air Base, Japan. The
  • Reserve Citizen Airman key in Florida veterans court

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman Senior Master Sgt. James Salgado plays a key role in the Tampa-area Veterans Treatment Court, volunteering as lead mentor and operations director for the court which has a bi-weekly docket of nearly 100 veterans.