• Command improves the way it manages its individual Reservists

    Air Force Reserve Command is working with other major commands in an effort to streamline management of individual mobilization augmentees. In the past, the Air Force Reserve’s 12,900 IMAs reported administratively to the various active-duty units where most of them are assigned. That’s changing for these Reservists who serve along with 63,200
  • Revised strategic agenda meets DOD transformation needs

    With an emphasis on the future force, Air Force Reserve Command revised its strategic agenda recently, focusing on changes in roles and relationships and a closer marriage to Defense Department policy. Released in March, “Air Force Reserve Strategic Agenda 2005” is a 24-page document authored by the Strategy, Planning and Effects Management Branch
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    Only a year after it began hiring, the 710th Combat Operations Squadron played a key role in the largest joint and combined exercise involving live and virtual simulations in the nation’s history. Forty-eight members of the 710th deployed from their home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to Nellis AFB, Nev., for about two weeks in support of Joint
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  • Command unveils new logo

    Air Force Reserve Command has a new advertising logo that more closely aligns it with the active-duty Air Force while touting the Reserve as a high-tech, professional fighting force. Sleek and simple, the AFRC logo features the Air Force’s new logo alongside the words “Air Force Reserve” in a stylish, modern typeface. AFRC recruiting officials have
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