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  • Patriot Warrior 2021: Reservists accelerate readiness at AFRC's premier exercise

    Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing Airmen an opportunity to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise builds on capabilities for the future fight, increasing the readiness, lethality and agility of the Air Force Reserve. Here are a few
  • Out of Kabul: Air Force Reserve supports massive Afghanistan evacuation operation

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country played a huge role in one of the largest air evacuations of civilians in American history, supporting the rapid evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan in August as part of Operation Allies Refuge.After Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the Defense Department rushed to get American
  • Reservists help deliver babies on board Operation Allies Refuge flights

    Two separate Air Force Reserve Command airlift wings successfully evacuated hundreds of Americans and allies during the early days of the Afghanistan evacuation operation … and each landed with one more passenger than was manifested.The 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, and the 445th AW from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio,
  • Meet our 2021 Outstanding Airman of the Year: Reservist shines as an example of Air Force core values

    Staff Sgt. Kristy Riley, the combat plans training supervisor for the 924th Maintenance Squadron’s Munitions Flight, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, didn’t join the Air Force Reserve to win awards. But, the honors sure are piling up.After being named Air Force Reserve Command’s Airman of the Year for 2021, Riley was recently named one of the
  • Helping Hand: Little Rock Reserve maintainers assist Keesler with WC-130J repair

    When the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, needed some extra help to repair one of its WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft damaged in a fire, it reached out to a sister Reserve wing for assistance.On Nov. 1, 2020, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron crew was preparing to take off to fly a Hurricane Eta mission when the aircraft’s left
  • Behind the Scenes: Ops Support Reservists ensure helmets work properly

    Reserve Citizen Airmen in the 419th Operations Support Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 unit.“We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pilot gear to ensure everything is in proper working condition,”
  • New Fitness Assessment: Reserve's exercise physiologists help shape latest program

    Air Force Reserve Command’s Fitness and Health Promotion functional manager and his team of 10 exercise physiologists played a prominent role in bringing about the latest major changes to the Air Force’s fitness assessment program.The Air Force announced in July that the service will now provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives
  • Accelerating Readiness in the Pacific: Reservists sharpen their skills during inaugural exercise in Hawaii

    More than 300 Reserve Citizen Airmen teamed with their Guard and active-duty counterparts to sharpen their skills during the inaugural Pacific Warriorz exercise at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii, this summer.Reservists from the 624th Regional Support Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, participated in PWZ-21 and conducted their own
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Reservist helping lead barrier analysis working group for LGBTQ members

    A Reserve Citizen Airman is helping lead a new Air Force team charged with identifying and resolving the issues that disproportionately impede the success of LGBTQ Airmen and Guardians.The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Initiative Team (LIT) was officially formed in March 2021 under the umbrella of the Department of the
  • Reservists must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated this year

    The Air Force has directed that all Reserve Citizen Airmen in part-time statuses be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 2, 2021, and all Reservists on active duty or in Active Guard and Reserve status be fully vaccinated by Nov. 2, 2021.Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines in
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