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Preserving History: Airmen restore aircraft to its former gloryPreserving History: Airmen restore aircraft to its former glory
Preserving History: Airmen restore aircraft to its former glory

Airmen tow a C-118 Liftmaster from its position as a static display near the passenger terminal at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 23, 2009. The aircraft is being resurfaced with environmentally friendly paints and will be put back on display by the end of summer. (Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones)
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Posted: 5/16/2011

Working on Two Fronts: Aerial firefighting unit performs real-world, training missions at the same timeWorking on Two Fronts: Aerial firefighting unit performs real-world, training missions at the same time
Working on Two Fronts: Aerial firefighting unit performs real-world, training missions at the same time

A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules prepares to drop fire retardant onto a West Texas wildfire.While some MAFFS crews were fighting fires in Texas, others were undergoing recertification training in Boise, Idaho. (Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 5/16/2011

One-Stop Shop: Force Generation Center is well on its way to becoming the single source for generating Air Force Reserve assetsOne-Stop Shop: Force Generation Center is well on its way to becoming the single source for generating Air Force Reserve assets
One-Stop Shop: Force Generation Center is well on its way to becoming the single source for generating Air Force Reserve assets

Staff Sgt. Shane Sturgeon fills up the storage tanks of a C-130 Hercules equipped with the modular airborne firefighting system with fire retardant before the aircraft departs Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 17 to support efforts to fight wildfires in Mexico and Texas. Sergeant Sturgeon is assigned to the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Peterson. The request for Reserve support to fight the fires came from the Mexican government through the U.S. State Department, then to U.S. Northern Command and finally to Air Force Reserve Command’s new Force Generation Center.
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Posted: 5/16/2011

'Calico Wing' supports Operation Unified Protector'Calico Wing' supports Operation Unified Protector
'Calico Wing' supports Operation Unified Protector

The 313th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is supporting Operation Unified Protector, is known as the “Calico Wing” because of the multi-colored aircraft tail flashes found on the flight line.
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Posted: 5/16/2011

The Operational Reserve: A new Department of Defense efficiency?The Operational Reserve: A new Department of Defense efficiency?
The Operational Reserve: A new Department of Defense efficiency?

As the military looks to the reserve components to provide efficiency and cost-effective manning solutions during tight financial times, more changes are on the horizon for the Air Force Reserve.
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Posted: 3/22/2011

Something Great Happening at Seymour Johnson: Total force integration has taken hold at North Carolina baseSomething Great Happening at Seymour Johnson: Total force integration has taken hold at North Carolina base
Something Great Happening at Seymour Johnson: Total force integration has taken hold at North Carolina base

A KC-135R from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., refuels an F-15E during a recent training mission. The 916th is pushing the status quo envelope in its active association partnership with the regular Air Force’s 911th Air Refueling Squadron. (Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)
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Posted: 3/22/2011

An Extraordinary Partnership: Retired Army Vietnam War veteran forms close bond with Reserve aeromedical unit in ColoradoAn Extraordinary Partnership: Retired Army Vietnam War veteran forms close bond with Reserve aeromedical unit in Colorado
An Extraordinary Partnership: Retired Army Vietnam War veteran forms close bond with Reserve aeromedical unit in Colorado

A chief warrant officer and helicopter gunship pilot at the time, Mr. McPherson was shot down and injured during a close-air support mission in Vietnam in 1966. His experience with aeromedical specialists at the time helped lay the foundation for the close bond he shares with the aeromeds of the 34th AES.
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Posted: 1/28/2011

Honoring a Hero: Reserve flight instructor recognized for actions following airliner accidentHonoring a Hero: Reserve flight instructor recognized for actions following airliner accident
Honoring a Hero: Reserve flight instructor recognized for actions following airliner accident

On Dec. 20, 2008, a Continental Airlines aircraft, in the process of taking off from Denver, skidded off a runway, went over a taxiway and across an access road before coming to rest in a ravine and catching on fire.
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Posted: 1/28/2011

Reactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assureReactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assure
Reactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assure

The 307th BW has a rich history that dates back to 1942. For many years, the 307th operated B-47 Stratojets. (William E. Lummis)
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Posted: 1/28/2011

Reactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assureReactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assure
Reactivated 307th Bomb Wing embraces the challenge to ... deter and assure

The 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is a combat wing with a focus on strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike. Reactivated in January, the wing also has a B-52 air crew training and bombing mission.
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Posted: 1/28/2011

Reserve SnapshotReserve Snapshot
Reserve Snapshot

Technicians clear the ramp as an A-10 Thunderbolt II taxies out of the hot pit after a hasty refuel at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running to thrust pilots back into the fight. Crews from Air Force Reserve Command’s 442nd Fighter Wing were practicing the procedure to keep their skills sharp. (Senior Airman Kenny Holston)
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Posted: 1/28/2011

Czech Republic has warm welcome for cold warriorCzech Republic has warm welcome for cold warrior
Czech Republic has warm welcome for cold warrior

A 917th Wing B-52H Stratofortress made a historic flight to the Czech Republic in September in support of the 10th Annual NATO Days in Ostrava air show. The air show is the largest air, army and security show in Central Europe, and this marked the first-time a B-52 bomber visited the Czech Republic. (Master Sgt. Greg Steele)
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Posted: 11/29/2010

    

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