• New automated program enhances safety, efficiency

    In the world of aircraft maintenance, whether or not a problem can be fixed sometimes isn’t so much about the nature of the repair as it is the tools that are available to the people doing the work. To ensure members of the 419th Combat Logistics Support Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have the right tools to do their jobs, the unit turned
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    With a thick blanket of grey smoke hugging the ground and the pounding of mortar fire echoing in the distance, a small team of Air Force Reserve aerial porters from the 92nd Aerial Port Squadron, Wyoming Valley, Pa., decked out in full chemical protection gear, trudged from their tent toward the back of a C-130 and quickly pushed a pallet full of
  • Priest faithfully carries out his duties in middle of war zone

    The duties of a parish priest tend to be similar, no matter where that priest is serving. There is the celebration of daily Mass, formal and informal counseling sessions, meetings, official ceremonies, trips to the hospital to anoint or pray with the sick or injured, and, of course, the constant flow of people in and out of the office throughout
  • Active-duty squadron takes initiative to new heights

    A reservist made Air Force history Dec. 17 when he became commander of the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev. Lt. Col. John Breeden is the first Air Force Reserve officer to command a permanent, active-duty operational unit, according to Air Force Reserve Command officials. He replaced Lt. Col. Michael
  • Double duty: Reservists handle Unitas and Hurricane Ivan

    With tattered buildings and battered beaches, the Florida and Alabama coasts had the appearance of a war-torn country the morning of Sept. 16. For members of the 5th Special Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the sight of such devastation had become all too familiar in their two years of being deployed as part of Operations Enduring
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    After 46 years, the longest-running naval exercise in the Americas welcomed its first “non-navy” participant. And the organization invited to join this annual training on the high seas is a member of the Air Force Reserve. In November, the 5th Special Operations Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., sent one aircraft and 23 people to Punta del
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    The 943rd Rescue Group became Air Force Reserve Command’s newest unit when it was officially activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12. The Air Force activated the rescue group “to allow for better management efficiency of Air Force resources,” said AFRC officials. They said the Air Force will continue to look for better ways to
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    Air Force Reserve F-16 pilots from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., who deployed to Nevada to fly their aircraft against the F/A-22 came away very impressed with the capability of the Air Force’s newest air-superiority fighter. The F/A-22 Raptor air-superiority fighter combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a
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    Retirees from active duty can continue serving their country by joining the Air Force Reserve thanks to changes in the law and Air Force instructions. Known by a variety of names, the ability for active-duty retirees to join the Reserve was made possible when Congress passed the 2001 National Defense Authorization Act. The act added a new section
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    Coping with the many stresses of everyday life can be challenging for military members trying to recover from injuries suffered while deployed in a combat zone. In an effort to use their talents to help relieve these stresses, two women joined forces to establish an organization dedicated to dealing with a rather simple, but often overlooked,

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