• Vegas in the BUFF

    An Air Force Reserve Command B-52H Stratofortress takes on for an evening mission on June 8, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and is at Nellis in support of the 340th Weapons Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Steele/Released)
  • Q & A with AFRC Commander

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Lt. Gen. James “JJ” Jackson, Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command visited Tinker Air Force Base Reserve units and members in the Reserve Officer Association here May 14.  The 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office was able to interview the general during his visit.PA:  Sir, first
  • Employers go airborne

    Civilian employers of U.S. Air Force Reserve members from the 307th Bomb Wing turn off cell phones and put in earplugs in preparation for a refueling flight at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 14, 2016. Members of the 307th BW nominated their civilian employers to take part in the day which included witnessing the refueling a B-52
  • Clergy Day lifts spirits

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Marshall, a boom operator assigned to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., briefs emergency evacuation procedures of the KC-135 Stratotanker during the 307th Bomb Wing’s Clergy Day at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on May 13, 2016. The Wing’s Reserve Airmen invited their clergy to see the
  • ARPC member recognized as AFRC Airman of the Year

    Staff Sgt. Mitchell Ciccarelli, Air Reserve Personnel Center casualty service technician, was presented the 2015 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Airman of the Year by Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, at the AFRC Outstanding Airmen of the Year Banquet April 16, 2016, held in
  • AFRC Community Spotlight: A6X division keeping pace with cyber needs of the nation

    Cyber is critical to our nation’s defense. And it’s a mission area that is expanding across the Department of Defense. Air Force Reserve Command’s A6 directorate is keeping pace with the frantic demand for additional capabilities.Within the A6 directorate, the plans, programs, and resources division, or A6X, is developing cyber units and
  • B-52s fly historic un-MANned mission

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Barksdale Air Force Base made history by launching two B-52 Stratofortress bombers with all-female crews March 22. The training mission included in-air refueling and target practice. "My first flight in a B-52, on May 12, 2003, was an eye-opening experience. It was like driving a bus,” said Maj. Heather Decker,
  • AFRC announces 2015 Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Members

    Air Force Reserve Command has announced the 2015 Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Members of the Year.Winners of the Senior NCO, NCO and Airman categories are:Senior Master Sergeant James J. Guldjord, 18th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; Tech Sgt. James C. Grove, 433rd Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas;
  • Changes to DoD mobilization authority could impact reservists

    Department of Defense Mobilization Authorities for Reserve Component access is undergoing some changes that could impact benefits for deploying Reservists, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authority in Title 10 U.S.C. 12304b, Mobilization for Preplanned Mission Support, was approved by the FY12 National Defense
  • Night Vision landings shed light on Antarctic airlift

    Airlift support to the U.S. Antarctic Program wrapped-up in March, and members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord met challenges of the harsh Antarctic environment head-on, including performing night-vision goggle landings on a runway made of ice during the Austral Winter.The flights were part of Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. military’s logistical