• Timberwolves/Lynx academy helps military kids hone hoop skills

    The 934th Airlift Wing hosted a basketball clinic Oct. 22 at the 934th Fitness Center for nearly 30 children who are dependents of wing members. Special guest Tyus Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves player, joined the clinic and participated as the kids worked through various basketball drills. “It means a lot to me to come out here with the military
  • 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.
  • 36th AES conducts first Keesler mission

    Imagine being strapped into the back of a C-130J Super Hercules on a litter, fighting to breathe while being whisked toward a hospital that can provide critical care. Not only are there pilots, navigators and loadmasters ensuring the aircraft makes it to the hospital safely, there are flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians standing by to administer medical procedures, check equipment and respond to any emergencies that could arise during the flight. Today the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted their first training mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., practicing this very scenario.
  • Kansas City Chiefs’ cheerleaders visit Keesler

    Gold and red pom poms shimmered in the Southern sun when National Football League cheerleaders from the Kansas City Chiefs visited Keesler Air Force Base today. Cheerleaders Katrina, Tara, Sarah and Claire (team policy dictates that they don’t share their last names) were here as part of an event hosted by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that included a tour of the base, a Chiefs’ Cheerleader clinic for children at the Youth Center and a fashion show at the main Exchange.
  • Shock waves of suicide

    Shock waves produce violent changes. That’s what suicide does. “It's usually devastating to all concerned -- family, friends and coworkers,” said Maj. Jose Jasso, the 301st Fighter Wing suicide prevention program manager.
  • October issue of Citizen Airman is now online

    The October issue of Citizen Airman magazine is available at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/. The cover story reminds reservists that even though state laws regarding marijuana use are changing, weed and the armed forces still don't mix.
  • Chiefs' longtime rivalry still going strong

    A sit-down interview with two chief master sergeants at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, recently mirrored a casting call for the next rendition of a “Grumpier Old Men” movie. The lightning fast quips and slams shared between Bryan Ford and Robert Wright dates back to the 1980s, when the two lived only six miles apart and attended rival high schools
  • 926th Wing sweeps two AFA awards

    Members of the 926th Wing traveled to National Harbor, Maryland, to accept Air Force Association awards during a ceremony Monday that kicked off the Air, Space and Cyberspace Conference. The wing was named the Outstanding Air Force Reserve Command Unit of the Year and Lt. Col. Michael Bess, 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, received the AFA’s
  • 5 graduate from AFRC's first Historian Apprentice Course

    Dr. James Malachowski, Director of Historical Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, graduates the first class of the AFRC Historian Apprentice Course at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 16, 2016. The students graduating are Staff Sgt. Brittany Kunz, Staff Sgt. Justyne Strohmeyer, Staff Sgt. Christina Norris, Technical Sgt.
  • Special Forces Marine vet shares his struggle with suicide

    It is 2004 in Afghanistan and two U.S. special forces servicemembers in civilian clothing armed only with pistols are driving down a road outside Kabul when they notice they are being followed by a truck full of men armed with AK-47 assault rifles and Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers.The Force Reconnaissance Marine driving the truck heads into a