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  • A1 transformation in action

    Here are some of the main A1 Next initiatives as Air Force Reserve Command’s Manpower, Personnel andServices Directorate transforms to better serve Airmen’s human resource and manning needs:AFRC/A1 UTA weekend manning (see accompanying story)Streamlining of AGR program and AGR deployment policiesMobilization process reformManpower standard
  • ‘Another arrow in the quiver’: Laser-guided bombs are back in the belly of the B-52

    Laser-guided bomb units, commonly referred to as LGBs, were dropped from the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress for the first time in nearly a decade during an operational test performed by the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in late August.The munitions used to be dropped from the bomb bay of the jet using a
  • Patriot Warrior 2019: Citizen Airmen hone their skills at Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise

    More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen from 42 installations descended upon three different military installations at Patriot Warrior 2019 this summer.Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, served as the primary exercise site, while Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota, act as support locations. The exercise
  • Techno Tigresses: Seymour Johnson encourages young girls interested in STEM

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, home of the Air Force Reserve’s 916th Air Refueling Wing, stepped up to help encourage a group of young girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Looking for trouble: Hurricane Hunters have a long history of tracking storms

    When the Hurricane Hunters from the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew 25 separate missions to gather data inside Hurricane Dorian in late August and early September, it marked another chapter in the Air Force’s long history of flying directly into deadly storms.
  • Carpathian Summer: Reserve Citizen Airmen strengthen bond with Romanian air force

    A group of Reserve Citizen Airmen spent two weeks this summer strengthening the already-strong bond they share with the Romanian air force.Reservists and C-130H Hercules aircraft from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, trained with their counterparts from the Romanian air force during the annual Carpathian Summer exercise at
  • Pep talks and Pepto-Bismol: Reserve Citizen Airmen care for cadets

    Each year, Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country migrate to Jack’s Valley Training Complex, located on a remote section of the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado, to support the next generation of Air Force leaders.Nearly 1,000 cadets join the Air Force officer ranks annually through commissioning at the Academy. Before graduation
  • 3D printing:Youngstown helps the Air Force test new manufacturing technique

    Imagine you’re camping in the woods in your favorite 1982 off-road, full-suite recreational vehicle. One day you close your kitchen cabinet door a little too hard and it falls of the hinges and cracks in half.You are miles away from civilization, so you make some calls and find out parts for your RV model haven’t been produced for 10 years. The
  • AFH1 phone app available on Apple and Google Play

    Airmen have a new digital option to stay current on Air Force knowledge and to help prepare for promotion testing with the debut of the Air Force Handbook 1 phone application, released in September by Air Education and Training Command officials.
  • Developmental education opportunities for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend developmental education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board, the Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board and the Enlisted Developmental Education Board.
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