• Airmen participate in 24-hour 9/11 stair climb

    An Airman carries an American flag up a flight of stairs during a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event held at Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 10. The 24-hour climb began at 8:46 a.m. with the 919th Special Operations Wing commander walking the flag up the outside stairwell of the base’s billeting facility. Wing Airmen took turns walking the flag up and down
  • Three birds, one life-saving mission

    As the deep, steady hum of fixed-wing engines gently vibrated the hull of the massive medical transport vessel, Airmen in olive green flight suits hurried about the cabin pouring over checklists, securing patients and ensuring proper operation of equipment.   More than a dozen flight nurses, technicians and administrators with the 459th
  • 340th Flying Training Group hosts enlisted summit

    Enlisted members from the 340th Flying Training Group headquarters and its seven squadrons gathered here for the 2016 Enlisted Development Summit Aug. 4 to 6.The event included professional development sessions where speakers shared information and insight on topics including: deployment opportunities, evaluations, bullet writing, awards and
  • Team March supports graduation

    One of the biggest sacrifices service members face while performing their duty to our country is missing out on important events in their family member’s lives. Service commitments can lead to missing out on birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. As Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force Reserve Command, Chief Master Sergeant Ericka Kelly is
  • Andrews Reserve wing tests response capabilities

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing participated in a Nuclear Operations Readiness Exercise here during the August Unit Training Assembly. The exercise tested the wing’s capability to respond and react to a real-world threat and provided more than 400 wing members the training required to fulfill the mission.Chief Master Sgt. Bobby Robinson,
  • 442nd FW completes Estonia FTD

    Reservists and active-duty Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and Guardsmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, completed a flying training deployment to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, August 8.
  • Homestead in battle to combat Zika

    Team Homestead is now among the entities combating the Zika Virus that is infecting areas in South Florida.Savannah Hawes, the 482nd Fighter Wing installation public health administrator, is setting out traps to catch mosquitoes around Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) and is on the lookout for the infamous virus.“The traps are used to catch and
  • F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB

    Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was ‘combat ready’ Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance and praised Airmen
  • Tyndall Reserve Airmen reach rare F-22 milestone

    Few people get to fly an Air Force fighter jet. Even fewer have flown the F-22 Raptor. And, even more rare are Reserve Airmen, Majors Bryan Dick and Robert Ice who have reached the 1,000-hour flying mark in the Raptor. Flying 1,000 hours equates to a pilot sitting in a fighter jet for 41 days and 16 hours. Fewer than 20 Air Force F-22 pilots have
  • A-10s land on highway in Estonia

    Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.