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  • New medical process gives reservists more time for training

    Instead of spending hours completing their annual Periodic Health Assessments, reservists here were in and out in as little as 15 minutes during the December unit training assembly.
  • SG increasing lethality at Wings

    The Surgeon General’s Office of the Air Force Reserve Command here is revitalizing the medical waiver adjudication process from the top down. They recently tested a new process where wing commanders have the authority to allow members to continue serving, in a full or limited range, while his or her waiver is being adjudicated at headquarters. The commander will review the member’s records and make the decision in conjunction with a local medical provider’s recommendation.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

    As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23 in anticipation of summer blazes.
  • 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.
  • Active-duty positions added for Guard, Reserve pilots

    Air National Guard and Reserve pilots now have 20 more opportunities to fly in order to augment active duty chronic vacancies across the force.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Earth Wind and Fire: Reservists own the skies

    For the first time in the nearly 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have affected wide swaths of the U.S. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country are conducting weather reconnaissance, aerial spray and airborne
  • Revitalizing the Squadron: Robins Airmen share their concerns, successes

    Airmen representing Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, as well as the rest of the base, had the chance to have their voices heard last week as a part of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
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