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  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday morning, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.The 53rd WRS is assigned to the 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense. In
  • Reservist retires after 37 years: Experienced many challenges, changes

    It was the year that everyone was calling “Ghostbusters,” Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire, Wendy’s aired their “Where’s the Beef” commercial, astronauts made the first untethered spacewalk, Congressman Geraldine Ferraro joined Democrat Walter Mondale as the first woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket, Ronald Reagan
  • Air Force Reserve; Keeping the door open

    Have the unprecedented events of the past year made you think about your life and career? Years ago, information was not readily available to Airmen caught up in military cutbacks, or those wishing they could cross-train out of a career and met with Air Force Specialty Codes constraints, and even those not wishing to continue the 24/7 military lifestyle. Thankfully, times change and information is now available, but Airmen still need to know who to talk to and the questions to ask so that opportunities do not fall through administrative cracks.
  • Multi-unit maintainer workshop pools expertise

    The 315th Maintenance Group hosted its first maintenance resource workshop involving a dozen bases between units from Air Force Reserve Command and the National Guard, May 12 to 13, at the North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina. The 315 resource workshop brought the units together to formulate partnership, identify issues among the groups requiring resolution and formulate solutions.
  • Hurricane Hunters get upgraded

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.“The (Meteorology Equipment Technician) shop is in the middle of a system upgrade, specifically on the ARWO
  • 380th Space Control Squadron hosts ceremony for Bounty Hunter 2.0 training system

    The 380th Space Control Squadron held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $4.6 million Bounty Hunter 2.0 training system at Peterson Air Force Base, 1 May.
  • Reservists conduct wing-wide exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing participated in a wing-wide readiness exercise May 1 to assess the wing’s ability to maintain effective command and control while in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited environment.“The biggest takeaway from this exercise is understanding what to do if we were deployed,” said Senior
  • Utah reservists critical to mission at Hill AFB

    Senior Airman Thomas Rich, a crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals to an F-35A Lightning II pilot during launch procedures here April 10.The 419th Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly, or UTA weekend, is a monthly drill where nearly 1,300 Air Force Reserve personnel gather at Hill to remain proficient in their duties, hone
  • First female fighter pilot visits Wing of Choice

    Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Levitt, director of operations and communications for the Air and Education Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, learns about the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" from Capt. Peyton Eustis (center), pilot for the 53rd WRS, and Master Sgt. Ed Scherzer (right), loadmaster for the 53rd
  • She’s a Leader, Parent, and Athlete-One Officer shapes the future of the Air Force Reserve

    Whether elevating herself across the peaks of the Colorado mountains, overcoming the challenges of raising a family, or shaping the future of the Air Force Reserve, this personnel officer sets the bar for resiliency, leadership, and what an Airman can achieve. With a youthful smile and a passion for progress, Lt. Col. Kristi Delcour, chief of Promotion Board Operations at Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, embraces the challenges that balance a healthy lifestyle through athleticism, parenthood and perseverance. According to military demographics, out of about 64,000 officers in the Air Force only 22.4 percent are women, and Delcour is blazing the path for others to follow. On the HQ ARPC Promotion Board, she impacts the future of officers in the Air Force Reserve.
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