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  • Reservist aims to change national veteran narrative

    The average American has three categories for all veterans: hero, victim and monster.So says Capt. Melissa Boatwright, the founder of Battle Tested Veterans, a not-for-profit dedicated to changing the national veteran narrative through the use of data and first-person stories.The idea for the non-profit came from her own experience leaving active
  • Scores of reservists join Total Force effort

    About 200 Air Force reservists from the 439th Airlift Wing are deployed to a pair of undisclosed locations here as well as in Baghdad. Capt. Kristin Montville and Tech Sgt. Jonathan Colwell are among these Airmen, whose home station is Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, and they make up two-thirds of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s intelligence section.
  • Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

    Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy during Red Flag.
  • Former 919 SOW commander dies

    The 919th Special Operations Wing mourns the passing of one of its former commanders -- Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill.Stogsdill passed away July 19, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.Stogsdill assumed command of the 919th SOW in 1998 during a period of significant change in the unit's history. The wing had recently converted from the
  • Reserve Rescue Airmen return from Africa

    U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2.
  • Parachutes fill the skies over Arizona

    Pararescuemen from the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., descend on Eloy, Ariz., during training jumps May 14. The 306th RQSis an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit assigned to the 943rd Rescue Group. Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces
  • Fog doesn't stop Dover mission

    Tech. Sgt. Christine King, 512th Airlift Wing, helps active-duty Airmen prior to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft launch on Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2016. Reservists and active-duty Airmen work side-by-side daily in maintenance and other career fields, fostering Total Force Integration within Team Dover. (U.S. Air Force photos/ Capt.
  • President's FY17 budget impacts Air Force Reserve

    The Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes a number of proposed changes for the Air Force Reserve.If enacted into law, the DOD budget request would reduce the Air Force Reserve manpower end-strength by 200 positions and increase the Air Force Reserve’s presence in a number of mission areas. Following is a summary of Air
  • Reservists go active duty

    At the beginning of fiscal year 2016 the Air Force Personnel Center launched the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program.The program is offering some great opportunities for Air Force Reservists interested in returning to active duty.Under VLPAD, opportunities to serve an active-duty tour for a period of three years and one day are being
  • Charleston C-17s help paratroopers celebrate 75 years

    Reserve C-17 aircrews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., took part in the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Army Airborne School here by dropping a group of Army paratroopers over Lawson Army Airfield.Aircrews from the 701st and 300th Airlift Squadron flew two C-17s during Fort Benning’s Aug. 15 celebration to delivery some of the more than 300
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