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  • Weekend-duty: Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt

    Innovation, which increases readiness, reduces costs, returns time back to Airmen and increases lethality, doesn’t have to involve software upgrades, new weapon systems or a rewrite of a regulation. Members of Team Offutt recently proved this when, for the first time, a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint flew a weekend training sortie with a flight and mission crew made up almost exclusively of Airmen from the reserve components Aug. 5, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • Reservists ensure Guard Airmen medically ready

    Total force integration was put into practice here recently when Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight helped Air National Guard Airmen from the 254th Air Base Group meet medical requirements. Guardsmen and Reservists in Guam have built a successful relationship by working together when other resources aren’t available during weekend duty to meet Airmen’s needs.
  • Charleston Combat Camera teams take first, third in DoD competition

    Teams from Joint Base Charleston’s Combat Camera Total Force Initiative squadrons took first and third place at the 2018 Specialist Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition. Four teams of two from the active duty 1st Combat Camera Squadron and the Air Force Reserve's 4th CTCS participated in the competition at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, and Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 29-May 4.
  • Pilot exemplifies Total Force Integration

    As part of a Total Force Integration initiative, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman attended attended the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) to deploy with his former active-duty squadron. Captivated by the close-air support and combat-search and rescue missions of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Matt Paetzhold, 76th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, joined the ranks of those responsible for effectively integrating multiple weapons systems across the land, air, space and cyber domains.
  • Combat Comm integrates total force in USAFE-AFAFRICA

    Combat communications Airmen, affectionately known as Combat Comm, marked a significant achievement for their career field April 26, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base.
  • Bad to the Bone: drug interdiction from 30,000 feet

    Total Force Integrated Airmen from the 489th Bomb Group and 7th Bomb Wing used the B-1 Lancer to track illicit drug traffickers, or “smugglers,” from South America to the U.S. out of Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida, March 20 - 24.The B-1 or “Bone” assisted the Joint Interagency Task Force South in countering smugglers in the East
  • Pilots take brotherhood to new heights

    Maj. Matthew Shelly, 23d Wing director of inspections and a pilot with the 74th Fighter Squadron, and his younger brother, Capt. Christopher Shelly, 76th Fighter Squadron chief of standards and evaluations, flew in formation together for the first time, April 8, over Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
  • Vice flight

    Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, steps aboard a C-145A Skytruck on the Duke Field, Florida, flight line July 28, 2016. In addition to piloting the aircraft on a local training mission, Haase spent the day getting a close-up look at how Duke's Reserve and active-duty Airmen work seamlessly under the One
  • 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
  • F-35A nearly combat ready

    The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready.
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