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  • Air Force to finalize review process for non-deployable Airmen

    The Air Force is finalizing details on how it will implement Department of Defense Instruction 1332.45, Retention Determination for Non-Deployable Service Members.
  • NBA Hornets supportive of Charleston Reservist's deployment

    When Charleston Reservist Staff Sgt. Della Creech was given the opportunity to work as an HR co-op for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets she was thrilled. But midway through her co-op, the then special handling joint inspector with the 81st Aerial Port Squadron, here, was tasked with a Middle East deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Despite her fears, Creech received the full support of her Hornets’ supervisors and coworkers—especially James Jordan, Jr., the team’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
  • 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.
  • Hill Airmen set for F-35 deployment to Japan

    About 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will join their active duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing for the first F-35A operational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region next month. In total, approximately 300 Airmen will deploy for a six-month rotation to Kadena Air Base, Japan. The
  • Staying cool under pressure

    Constantly on high alert, and not knowing when or where an attack might occur, serving in a deployed environment can test even the most experienced Airmen. For 16 members of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, a recent deployment to Afghanistan was anything but routine.
  • Deployed family members reunite for birth of child

    After four months in Afghanistan working as an aircraft armament systems technician, Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr. was looking forward to some well-earned rest and relaxation with his wife before the birth of their daughter.Rest and relaxation was far from reality; however, as the first-time father high tailed it home a few days ahead of his team
  • Rescue warriors head downrange

    This summer, Guardian Angel Airmen and support personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, embarked on the largest deployment in the history of the squadron.Their extended deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve is unprecedented for three reasons.First, the 304th RQS is an Air
  • NATO exercise last deployment for Hill F-16s

    Eight F-16 aircraft and more than 200 Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme through May 19. TLP is an annual NATO Mission Commander’s School training program and is designed to provide joint training to
  • Reserve defenders keep watch

    A group of Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron here deployed March 31 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan Air Force in their fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
  • Tinker Reservists return from fueling the fight

    More than 90 Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned home Feb. 17 and 19 after supporting deployed air operations against the Islamic State group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Reservists provided air refueling support to U.S. and coalition forces operating in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility for Operation Inherent Resolve from Dec. 13, 2016, to Feb. 16.
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