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  • Citizen Airman, Citizen Firefighter

    Kaitlyn Lawton enlisted in the Air Force as an Airman 1st Class in 2011 as an aircraft armaments systems technician, loading bombs and missiles on F-22 Raptors. She began her family shortly thereafter, and had two boys, Jayden and Ethan.Her drive to become a firefighter began when three little

  • Inside the 908th: Fire Protection

    Being responsible for lives and mitigating tasks in a chaotic environment can put the average person in distress. However, the 908th Airlift Wing doesn't seek out average. If you possess a stellar attitude paired with a desire to serve and protect, then you should consider becoming a Fire

  • 433rd CES firefighters deploy; unit, families say farewell

    Early-morning June 28, twelve firefighters from the 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron and their families gathered in the darkness here to say their goodbyes before the Reserve Citizen Airmen begin their deployment journey.The firefighters are headed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia for a

  • 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.

  • Reserve Firefighters Tackle Aircraft Burn Trainer

    Firefighters with the 315th Civil Engineer Flight stepped out of the firehouse and into a fire during the March Air Force Reserve drill weekend at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The team conducted aircraft live-fire training, with newer members taking the lead to gain familiarity with equipment and