• Group flies final C-130H mission, preps for J-model

    The 913th Airlift Group flew its final C-130H mission Jan. 28, as the wing prepared to transition to the J-model of the venerable Hercules transporter.This flight means the mission for the 913th has officially changed from the “H” to the “J” model,” said Lt. Col. Keith Jasmin, chief of current operations for the 913th Operations Support
  • Process improvement helps units work smarter not harder

    One Grissom officer is working hard at helping others work smart while leading the charge of innovation.Lt. Col. Patricia Latham, 434th Air Refueling Wing process manager, is responsible for overseeing effective process improvement in an effort to ensure processes here are efficient, cost saving and compliant with Air Force instructions. "There's
  • 442nd wins Maintenance Effectiveness Award 2 years running

    The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Bagram AB, Afghanistan has been awarded the 2015 Air Combat Command Maintenance Effectiveness Award, distinguishing the unit as the top-performing medium aircraft maintenance unit in ACC.The award is for the unit's accomplishments during fiscal year 2015, stretching from 1 October 2014 to 30
  • 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
  • 'Flying Jennies' rebuilding at Keesler

    Lt. Col. Stuart Rubio assumed command of the Air Force Reserve's 815th Airlift Squadron "Flying Jennies" from Lt. Col. Shannon Hailes Saturday.As part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, the Air Force announced plans to transfer 10 of the 403rd Wing's C-130J aircraft. A 2015 report from the Secretary of the Air Force reversed that
  • Reserve wing’s courtyard is AF design award winner

    The newly constructed courtyard and centerpiece to four 302nd Airlift Wing campus buildings has been recognized as the 2015 Honor Award winner in the category of Landscape Architecture for the 2015 Air Force Design Awards program. According to a release from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs, “These awards recognize the
  • Fort Worth unit hosts Congressional tour

    NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas - Master Sgt. William Warwick, 301st Mission Support Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, briefs 11 Congressional staffers here Jan. 21 on equipment used to handle explosive devices. In addition to EOD, the Capitol Hill defense staffers toured the 301st Fighter Wing’s engine shop and
  • AFRC Surgeon General visits 926th Wing

    Colonel. James Dienst, right, Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General, conducts a site visit at the 926th Aerospace Medical Squadron dental clinic here Jan. 9 as the unit prepares to make the transition to using electronic records. Dienst also visited the 726th Operations Group at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., on Jan. 8 to discuss the mental
  • Lync-Enterprise brings enhanced connectivity to AFRC

    Air Force Reserve Command recently implemented the Microsoft Lync-Enterprise Instant Messaging system that allows all users across the command to connect, collaborate and share in real time.Lync-Enterprise, part of the Microsoft Office suite, is the upgraded version of the Lync-Standard instant messaging software that Air Force deployed to all
  • Air Force takes center stage at Armed Forces Bowl

    NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives the Great American Patriot Award during the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 29. Welsh received the award in recognition of exemplary service to the United States of America. Retired