Citizen Airmen
  • AFRC tests KC-135 defense system

    A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker here is fulfilling a critical role within the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the testing and fielding efforts to employ an operational Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures-based pod defensive system.
  • Hundreds welcome 560th RED HORSE Airmen home

    During the warm evening hours of Nov. 3, hundreds of eager family members and friends anxiously awaited for the arrival of more than 90 Citizen Airmen returning from a long deployment in the Middle East. The Airmen, assigned to the 560th RED HORSE Squadron, here, deployed together.
  • Small Reserve unit restores air traffic in Puerto Rico

    As Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. Virgin Island St. Croix, a small Reserve unit from Oklahoma raced to Puerto Rico on Sept. 19, 2017, to evacuate air traffic controllers before the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 85 years made landfall.
  • Combat camera validates total force initiative

    Members of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, recently returned from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. after supporting exercise Mobility Guardian. The exercise served as a milestone event for the squadron which activated earlier in the year in a total force initiative construct with the active duty 1st CTCS, with whom they are currently co-located.
  • Twice a Reservist, Combat Camera Chief Serving as FEMA Reservist

    When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and landed in Houston, Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti, 4th Combat Camera Squadron superintendent, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, knew the distinct possibility existed that Citizen Airmen from his unit may be tasked to document rescue and recovery operations, and he was right. The Chief also knew that he was very likely to be recalled by his other “reserve unit,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and he was right again.
  • Combat Camera flies with Hurricane Hunters

    It’s not often that Air Force Reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill” and in short order find themselves flying into an eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier and Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
  • Charleston aeromedical reservists support Harvey victims

    This morning six Citizen Airmen from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, with more to follow, departed Charleston for Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas to be part of a major combined operation to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
  • 317th AS trains with Army in Alaska

    Pilots and loadmasters from the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 317th Airlift Squadron, along with aircraft maintainers from the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina recently flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for training during their annual tour. Alaska represents a new challenge for the squadron -- it’s an unfamiliar environment, exceedingly different from their usual training airspace in Charleston.
  • Charleston C-17 flies on "Dark Side of the Moon"

    An aircrew of Reserve Citizen Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina had the opportunity Aug. 21 to fly a routine training mission under no so routine conditions – flying in the path of a total solar eclipse. During the standard training flight, the Air Force Reserve, comprised of 317th and 701st Airlift Squadron members, practiced “time on target” tactics as they “caught” the eclipse shadow just outside of Spartanburg, S.C. and traveled along the shadow’s path to back to Charleston.
  • Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.