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  • HQ RIO announces 2016 Individual Reservists of Year

    The Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization announced the 2016 Individual Reservists of the Year, April 4. The award program recognizes the accomplishments of the outstanding Airmen who augment active-duty forces and government agencies world-wide. A team of Airmen

  • Retiring PA Chief emphasizes power of story

    Sitting in a small Mexican restaurant in Centennial, Colorado, during the waning hours of the final day of an Air Force career that touched five decades, Chief Master Sgt. Tom Kimball exercises a craft he has spent his entire life perfecting - storytelling. Kimball, who told the Air Force’s story as

  • Reservist wraps up two-year mobilization, supports OIR in Turkey

    Over the past two years, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Col. Carl Magnusson has travelled the globe in support of a variety of U.S. operations.The U.S. Pacific Command Air Force Reservist has seen Japan, the Philippines, and Mongolia as a joint exercise control group director, and most recently,

  • Reservist shares civilian skills to support SOCOM Para-Commandos

    Bill Walsh is a familiar face to the people of Charleston, S.C.  He’s been the lead weather forecaster for the #1 station there for 30 years.  His face is on billboards and his professional Facebook page has 17,000 followers.  Many Charleston residents have come to rely on Bill for his forecasts;

  • Reservist leads active-duty squadron

    As commander of the 460th Comptroller Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee Maj. Christopher Humphrey is responsible for an organization that provides customer support to 80,000 customers in the Denver area, manages the 460th Space Wing’s

  • January newsletter for IMAs available

    The January 2017 edition of the Readiness Report newsletter for Individual Reservists is now available for digital download. The Readiness Report is the official newsletter of Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization and is designed to deliver news and information to

  • Lawyer finds path to service in Air Force Reserve

    Rumbling tanks, riot police, tear-gas grenades and hungry citizens standing in lines for bread and meat rations.These could be scenes from many war movies or deployments, but they are not. These are Capt. Tomasz Nowak’s memories from his childhood in Communist Poland in the early 1980s.Nowak, who is

  • Intelligence officer finds research is for the birds

    For many, an Antarctic cruise to spend time with penguins is just a dream. For Capt. Hila Levy, it’s all in a day’s work.Levy is an Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee intelligence officer at the Joint Reserve Intelligence Support Element, Royal Air Force Molesworth, United Kingdom.