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  • Reservist journeys from first sergeant to flight nurse

    After 22-years of service, most people start thinking about retirement… well, not everyone. In a somewhat unusual move, 1st Lt. Julia Lesage, a former first sergeant, decided after more than two decades in the Air Force to hang up her stripes and pursue a commission to become a flight nurse.
  • AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as preferred location for next F-35A base

    Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s.
  • Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history

    Individuals start businesses, build monuments and create beautiful artwork to gain recognition and to kick start their own legacies. However, sometimes people do amazing things that were never a part of their agenda to begin with.Citizen Airman Maj. Jennifer Orton is one of those people. Most days she spends her time caring for her two young
  • Reservists help keep F-35 stealthy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — When the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW received the Air Force’s first operational F-35s in September 2015, they took responsibility for not only flying the jets, but also keeping them in top condition.   Tech. Sgt. Jake Lewis, 419th Maintenance Squadron, is a low observable journeyman for
  • 315th wins best in show at U.K. airshow

    As jets thundered overhead, nearly 40,000 people crowded into the small British Navy base in order to get peek at aircraft from all over the world, including a Charleston based C-17.Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing, participated in the annual Yeovilton Air Day on July 2, while also bringing home the show’s top prize, the best static display
  • Reservist helps improve F-35 tire process

    For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base's operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient thanks to an
  • Reserve Rescue Airmen return from Africa

    U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2.
  • Total force program aims to streamline KC-135 upkeep

    Active-duty and Reserve maintainers at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have teamed up as part of a new total force integration program to improve maintenance on KC-135 Stratotankers.
  • Parachutes fill the skies over Arizona

    Pararescuemen from the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., descend on Eloy, Ariz., during training jumps May 14. The 306th RQSis an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit assigned to the 943rd Rescue Group. Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces
  • Dobbins rains on Germany

    The 94th Airlift Wing participated in Exercise Saber Junction 16 April 11-15 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.Saber Junction is U.S. Army Europe's annual combat training center certification exercise designed to evaluate the readiness of one of its two combat brigades to conduct unified land operations (a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive
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