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  • 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.
  • RIO Connect app revolutionizes access to information

    The latest release of the RIO Connect Individual Mobilization Augmentee Mobile Wingman application now enables Reserve Citizen Airmen to access common access card-secured sites from their mobile devices when paired with a mobile CAC reader and associated software.
  • FEMA assigns Travis as installation support base for Wine Country Fire

    At the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8.The base will house one bus, three tractor trailers with food, 15 ambulances and 30 personnel from FEMA,
  • Water, food loaded onto C-130 at Dobbins, bound for Puerto Rico

    Hurricane relief efforts continued on the Dobbins flight line as forklifts and K-loaders loaded cases of water and ready-to-eat meals onto a C-130 Hercules Oct. 4.
  • Mobility Airmen enhance partnerships during Pacific Airlift Rally

    The destructive power of Mother Nature has made headlines around the world, and every country is fighting its own war when it comes to natural disasters and humanitarian relief. To prepare for such events in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Pacific Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force co-hosted the Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 (PAR 17) in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15.
  • Tinker Reserve Airmen deploy to aid Florida recovery

    Eight Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 35th Combat Communications Squadron departed Sep. 13, to support disaster relief efforts at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. They will provide military commanders and government agencies communications systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma there. The more than 90-member Air Force Reserve squadron
  • Florida Reserve Airmen fly Texas relief missions

    A contingent of 95 Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Cocoa Beach, Florida, joined forces with several other groups of military rescue assets and were airborne within the first few hours of arriving here, exercising their combat rescue skills over and around Houston.
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