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  • Westover not chosen as preferred KC-46A base

    Air Force officials announced Thursday that Westover is no longer a prime candidate to be the first reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has now been slotted as the preferred base. The KC-46s are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Westover ARB, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Grissom ARB,
  • AF Reservists join effort to rescue missing men

    Air Force reservistsjoined forces with local volunteer search and rescue organizations to rescue twomen who went missing Oct. 25.The call for help came Oct. 26 from the Clackamas County Sherriff's office requestingassistance to help locate two men who were overdue by 6 hours after they wentwild mushroom hunting in a remote wilderness area 19 miles
  • Airmen, Marines team up for air jumps

    Joint forces came together Oct. 15 and 16 as Airmen and Marines took the Georgia skies for low-level static line parachute training.This was a unique opportunity for the members of the 94th Airlift Wing and 4th Recon Battalion that provided an invaluable training scenario. “Joint training is always a limiting factor identified during
  • Community gathers for business after hours

    Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, shares a light moment with retired Col. Henry Childs during the Business After Hours event hosted by the Robins Regional and Perry Chambers of Commerce Oct. 22 in Perry, Ga. The events are held periodically by both chambers to allow community, business and the military
  • AF Reserve stands up B-1 unit at Dyess

    The 489th Bomb Group was reactivated as an Air Force Reserve unit during a ceremony here Oct. 17.The 307th Bomb Wing's newly reactivated 489th BG, which encompasses more than 250 Airmen across the 345th Bomb Squadron, 489th Maintenance Squadron and the 489th Aerospace Medical Flight, will be working closely with the 7th Bomb Wing, providing a
  • Reservist runs 74 miles in memory of fallen Airman

    In an effort to raise money for families of fallen Airmen, one reservist pushed herself to complete a 74-mile run around Lake Tahoe, Oct. 7-8. Maj. Jenny Poisson,  Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Air Force Senior Scientist for Information Assurance, Edwards Air Force Base, California, raised more than $6,000 for non-profit Folds of Honor. Her
  • Hill total force team welcomes F-35

    The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing formally welcomed the arrival ofthe F-35 Lightning II during a ceremony here today.The event was hostedby Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company that designed and produced theaircraft, to mark the beginning of F-35 operations at the active duty 388th FWand Reserve 419th FW.Although the first two
  • AF Reserve set to reactivate bomb group

    The Air Force Reserve plans to reactivate the 489th Bomb Group and associated elements during an Oct. 17 ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.The bomb group reactivation includes the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 489th Maintenance Squadron and the 489th Aerospace Medical Fight.The 489th BG is a geographically separated unit under the 307th Bomb Wing,
  • Dobbins first to test new aviation technology

    A team from Air Force Reserve Command arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base the week of Sept. 30 to test the first-of-its-kind Mobile Mission Kit with the 94th Airlift Wing.The 94th AW became the first unit in the Air Force to test out this new system for documenting flight information that is estimated to save at least 19-million dollars in man
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