Tag: 445th Airlift Wing
  • 9/11 prompts former Marine to serve in AMDS

    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 Jason Thomas dropped his daughter off at his mother’s home in Hempstead, New York. The former Marine infantry sergeant was adjusting to civilian life after eight years in the Marine Corps when he heard the devastating news of an attack on the World Trade Center. Sergeant Thomas immediately leapt into action. Donning his Marine uniform from the trunk of his car, he went to “ground zero” to see if there was any way he could help in the aftermath.
  • Wright-Pat C-17 delivers Hurricane Harvey relief teams

    An Air Force Reserve C-17A from the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, delivered U.S. Army Soldiers to Kelly Field, Texas Aug. 31. The Soldiers are assigned to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston, Port Author and and other areas affected by the massive flooding. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Elizabeth
  • VP Pence stops at 445 AW for Armed Forces Day

    Vice President Mike Pence spoke to more than 250 Wright-Patt Airmen and their families as part of his visit here for Armed Forces Day May 20, 2017. The event was held in a 445th Airlift Wing hangar.
  • Ohio AF Reservists return from deployment

    Family, friends and fellow 445th Airlift Wing Airmen welcome home four reservists from the 89th Airlift Squadron at the Dayton International Airport, Dayton, Ohio March 3, 2017. Capts. Nathaniel Kirstein and Paul Kolk, and loadmasters Master Sgt. David White and Staff Sgt. Zachary Webb, were returning from a 45-day deployment in Southwest Asia,
  • 445th MXS in running for Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award

    The 445th Maintenance Squadron won at the Air Force Reserve Command level and is now competing against four other bases at the Air Force level for the 2016 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Awards.
  • 445th Airlift Wing hosts Employers Day

    Approximately 70 civilian employers and 35 reservists had the opportunity to learn what their military employees do during a unit training assembly weekend as the 445th Airlift Wing hosted Employers Day Nov. 5, 2016. The employers enjoyed breakfast and lunch, received a C-17 Globemaster III flight, participated in tours and demonstrations of the
  • Painting unveiling helps commemorate AF Reserve history

    Celebrating 100 years of Reserve Airpower, Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, an Air Force artist from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, unveiled a painting at the 2016 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous event October 1, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
  • 445th Airlift Wing commander helps KISS honor veterans

    During the band, KISS's "Freedom To Rock” tour performance in Fairborn, Ohio Aug. 22, 2016, Col. Adam Willis, 445th Airlift Wing commander, thanked the band for their continuous support of the troops, the veterans and the Hiring Our Heroes organization for their support in helping veterans in need. The band then presented a check in the amount of $150,000 for the HOH program.
  • Reserve C-17 delivers food aid to Haiti

    A 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III delivered more than 102,000 pounds worth of rice and beans to Haiti May 26, as part of the Denton Program. The food was provided by Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child's Hope International from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Deployed 445th AES couple provides care for wounded warriors

    Master Sgt. Jennifer Gerritsen, an aeromedical technician with the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, helps provide care for wounded warriors while deployed here April 21, 2016. Jennifer and her husband, Kiley, also assigned to the 445th AES, had the opportunity to serve together on this flight as they