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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.
  • 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.
  • Just another Phase

    Airmen can be seen crawling like ants over, under and around a B-52 Stratofortress with “MT” on the tail tucked in a hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. These busy workers are Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 307th Maintenance Squadron. They are lending a hand by performing the phase inspection of a B-52 from Minot Air Force Base, North
  • AMC hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise

    More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command gathered here July 17 to 21, to train on Aircrew Contamination Control Area processes and procedures during exercise Toxic Arch.
  • Total Force wingmen enable MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

    In the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper community, active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This team of aircrew, maintenance and other career fields ensure mission success by enabling persistent strike and reconnaissance capabilities to eliminate enemies and keep ground and coalition forces safe.
  • Arizona Air Force components collaborate

    The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command joined forces during a Joint Medical Operational Training Initiative exercise. The bench mark event took place here, Jan 7, at the home of the 161st Air Refueling Wing.
  • 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
  • Guarding the gates

    Citizen Airmen with Luke’s 944th Security Forces Squadron travelled to Kadena June 26 to provide extra manning for their active-duty counterparts. The joint mission is part of the Reservists’ annual tour, dubbed “Operation Patriot Habu,” and Kadena Airmen are excited to have them here.
  • Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

    The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission requirements, an area Air Force senior leaders have been vocal about, expressing their desires to continue to expand total force integration.
  • B-one team, B-one fight

    Five months after the reactivation of the Reserve 489th Bomb Group, they are working side-by-side with the active duty Airmen in the 7th Bomb Wing here. During the bomb group’s February Unit Training Assembly, the maintenance crews from both units combined to complete an aircraft generation exercise. “My Airmen are working the same 12-hour shifts
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