• Reservist earns MBA from Harvard

    Bill Gates dropped out of college and never earned one. President Bush got his in 1975. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s helped him lead the Ford Motor Co. after World War II and negotiate through the Bay of Pigs Crisis. “It” is a master of business administration degree from Harvard University, and Maj. Brett J. B. Rota earned his in
  • Exercise program designed specifically for Reservists

    When I joined the Air Force Reserve, I was prepared to perform my duties, wear the uniform and even keep my hair short. However, I was not ready for the new fitness test. Reality hit me when my squadron superintendent reminded me that, “Oh, by the way, you will be testing this spring.” I had not run in 14 years, had just turned 40 and had not
  • Insurance pays when people need help with activities of daily living

    Most people don’t like to think that there might come a time when they won’t be able to take care of themselves. ... when they won’t be able to do everyday things like getting dressed, eating or bathing without assistance. But the reality is that most people will need this kind of care at some point in their life, and when they do, it can come with
  • Reservists provide humanitarian assistance in Chad

    Armed with an ample supply of medications and medical equipment and a surplus of enthusiasm and compassion, a team of Air Force Reserve medical professionals provided aid to the central African nation of Chad as part of a humanitarian effort July 1-15. The 13-person medical team, comprised of volunteers from nine units, accompanied a contingent of
  • Reservists connect with the past at Tuskegee Airmen gathering

    Behind each successful event are the efforts of a work force blending into a seamless process of teamwork, professional presentation and event coordination. The 33rd annual convention of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Aug 4-8 in Omaha, Neb., exemplified these attributes and more. “From the opening ceremony to the awards banquet to the forums on military
  • Daughter challenges mother in sprint to chief promotion

    A daughter in Minnesota and her mother in Texas had a race recently. No track shoes or racing slicks were needed. No one handed out yellow jerseys, and the checkered flag waved blue. That’s because Senior Master Sgt. Sonja Fisher and her mother, Senior Master Sgt. Susan Crosby, were racing to see who would be the first to get promoted to the Air
  • Iraqi Freedom mission takes Reserve colonel back to Hungary

    When Peter Doby was 5 years old, Soviet tanks were patrolling his neighborhood. It was late 1956, and the Soviet Union had just started its brutal counteroffensive against insurgents of the Hungarian Revolution. At times, Peter and his family had to rush into their basement because artillery shells and gunfire were tearing into neighbors’ houses.
  • Space aggressors sail into military's newest frontier

    That glint you see in the corner of his eye as he looks toward the sky could be a star. Maybe it’s the noon sun high in the Colorado sky. Perhaps a reflection from the rolling hills that surround his Rocky Mountain workplace. More likely, however, it’s a satellite, one of a thousand America has launched into space since Russia’s Sputnik first
  • C-141 approaches historical conclusion as last flight nears

    Since its first flight Dec. 17, 1963, the C-141 Starlifter has had a prestigious history. The last chapter of that history began in October when the Air Force’s last C-141 unit, the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, started replacing its Starlifters with C-5 Galaxies. Over the years, C-141s have carried cargo, passengers
  • Bracelets help McChord maintainers remember those who are deployed

    The 446th Airlift Wing’s aircraft maintenance crews are known for expertise on the job, but it is the tight, family-like structure that helps keep them bonded together. Once again, they have come up with their own unique way to maintain that close-knit atmosphere, even while thousands of miles apart. Eight months ago, Chief Master Sgt. Steven

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