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  • Five years, 158 days: One Airman’s journey to citizenship

    Five years and 158 days after moving to the United States, Airman Aris D. Soltani became a citizen. Soltani raised his right hand and recited the Oath of Allegiance Oct. 11, 2016, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Sacramento, California.“I don’t think I’ve ever really been so proud of myself,” said Soltani, a 940th Aircraft
  • Active duty captain runs for AF Reserve Command

    What motivates someone to run a 26.2-mile marathon? To run 12 to 24 miles a couple times a week to train? To sacrifice family time and inflict physical pain that could last for days? For one member of Air Force Reserve Command’s challenge team competing in the 20th running of the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on Sept.
  • Beale Reserve wing stands up historic CE squadron

    The 940th Air Refueling Wing stood up a new civil engineer squadron here Sept. 11, the first time in more than 20 years that Air Force Reserve Command has added such a unit. Lieutenant Colonel Bradley G. King assumed command of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron from presiding officer Col. Roderick T. Grunwald, 940th Mission Support Group
  • Air Force Reserve runners go the extra mile and more

    America’s Citizen Airmen are known for going the extra mile, juggling their family life, civilian employment and commitment to the nation’s defense just as a juggler keeps a number of objects in the air, in unison, perfectly timed, spaced and synchronized.
  • Aeromedical evacuation mission requires constant training

    The 446th ‘Rainier’ Wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron undergoes constant training to be able to respond during any type of situation.
  • 'Tacoma Starlifter' historic POW service remembered

    Nearly 50 years to the day, members of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of the first C-141 Starlifter, August 6 at McChord Field, Wash. The McChord Starlifter 50 event featured the rechristening of McChord’s first C-141 Starlifter, Tacoma Starlifter, by Kelsey Schmidt, 2016 Miss Washington. Presiding over
  • MacDill Citizen Airman appointed to Reserve Advisory Council

    Every two-years, the Air Force Association appoints a small group of officers and enlisted Air Force reservists to serve on a council which advocates on behalf of all servicemembers assigned to Air Force Reserve Command.Tech. Sgt. William M. Mitchell, Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, 927th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was recently appointed to the
  • Training strengthens Navajo Nation

    Reservists assigned to the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Gallup, New Mexico, June 5 to participate in Operation Footprint. The two week training event allowed reservists to construct homes and was involved in every step of the process.
  • Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at private tribute

    The coolest guy in the room. A knight and a warrior on the battlefield and a highly decorated combat veteran who went to great lengths to mentor to young Airmen. Someone with a quick wit, an infectious laugh and a sense of humor that was “second to none.”  That’s how members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron described a fallen comrade, U.S. Air
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