Tag: AFReserve
  • Hurricane Hunters, NOAA embark on Gulf Coast awareness tour

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron will participate in NOAA's Gulf Coast Awareness Tour May 16-20.   As part of its efforts to build a Weather-Ready Nation, NOAA’s hurricane experts will tour five U.S. Gulf coastal cities to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. The tour
  • Flying Jennies haul Leap Frogs to Phillies home opener

    An 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircrew spent April 8-18 assisting the U.S. Navy Parachute Team with some high-profile events to include airdropping the team over Citizens Bank Park for the Philadelphia Phillies home opener April 11.While it was a 4-3 Phillies loss to San Diego, it was a win for the 815th AS aircrew who honed their
  • Congressional staff tour, fly with AFRC

    Eleven Congressional staff members representing various states around the country learned about the Air Reserve Command aerial refueling mission and more during a wing tour and flight on board a KC-135R Stratotanker here Jan. 19, 2016.In an effort to showcase the Air Force Reserve mission, the Congressional staffers spoke with senior Reserve unit
  • Reservists selected to lead active-duty units

    Three Air Force Reserve officers have been selected to lead active-duty units under the voluntary Extended Active Duty tour program. EAD tours assign Reservists to active duty units to help meet active force requirements. The assignments are part of a larger initiative to leverage Total Force capabilities that includes assigning active-duty
  • AFRC Commander sends holiday greetings

    Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and his wife, Barbara, send warm wishes and greetings to the men and women of Air Force Reserve Command stationed around the world this holiday season. AFRC Commander's holiday greeting.
  • Pentagon exhibit showcases Reserve leaders

    The Office of the Air Force Reserve unveiled 13 portraits of Air Force Reserve leaders during the Profiles in Leadership display ceremony here Dec. 7. The display celebrates and honors Citizen Airmen’s contributions in serving the Nation.Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Director Col. Bruce Bender spent over a year curating the project to
  • 35-year career chief takes fini-flight

    As therotor blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter churned and slowly came to a fullstop, they signaled the end of Chief Master Sgt. Lazaro Ibarra's final flighthere, Dec. 2. Within minutes of his fini-flight, the 301st RescueSquadron's retiring chief was doused with fluorescent green sea dye, a powerfultool for open-water rescue operations,
  • AF Reserve joins inaugural Celebration Bowl as title sponsor

    The Air Force Reserve has signed on to be the title sponsor of the inaugural Celebration Bowl. The game, scheduled for Dec. 19 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, will begin the college football bowl season. Kickoff is set for noon, and the game will be broadcast nationally on the ABC network.The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will feature the
  • Carter opens all military occupations, positions to women

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission with no
  • Native American Heritage Month ends with momentous event

    Native American Heritage Month culminated with a momentous cultural celebration featuring traditional foods, literature, crafts, singing, dancing and storytelling at the 459th Air Refueling Wing auditorium Nov. 30, 2015."As with any month of observance, we strive to educate our fellow service members on the heritage of different cultures," said