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  • 403rd Wing hosts AFRC Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    In the Air Force Reserve, the purpose of Unit Training Assemblies is pretty self-explanatory. It’s one weekend a month (customarily) when Airmen from all over assemble with their unit for training to ensure readiness in the event our nation calls.While a lot of that training does look like donning MOPP gear or “battle rattle,” firing weapons,
  • New Wing commander takes helm; encourages Airmen to use voices

    Col. Stuart M. Rubio took command of the 403rd Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Aero Repair Hangar today. Maj. Gen. John P. Healy, 22nd Air Force commander, officiated the ceremony.“My priority for all of 22nd Air Force is to be ready now,” said the general. “I look at Stu to ensure the 403rd Wing has the training and preparation to
  • 22nd AF commander tours 403rd Wing

    Maj. Gen. John Healy, 22nd Air Force commander, is briefed by Lt. Col. Shane Devlin, 403rd Operations Group interim commander, on the flight deck on the WC-130J Super Hercules during his visit to the 403rd Wing, June 4-5, 2021. The visit coincided with the 403rd Wing's change of command, in which Healy presided over the ceremony where Col. Stuart
  • 908th Crew Chiefs Ensure Aircraft Readiness

    Crew chiefs from the 908th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 908th Maintenance Squadron played a key role in Auburn Tide, a week-long deployment readiness exercise that took place here in late March. Auburn Tide served to increase the 908th Airlift Wing’s mission readiness as its members prepare for the largest deployment in the wing’s history.
  • Flying Jennies provide airlift, airdrop during Voyager Shield

    The 815th Airlift Squadron participated in Voyager Shield providing the majority of the airlift and drop support, May 25-27, to meet the exercise needs, which helped the Flying Jennies meet tactical training objectives that they cannot get during normal daily training operations.
  • Combat Casualties aren’t Always Human

    The United States military has employed Military Working Dogs since the Revolutionary War; first used as pack animals, advancing to pest control, to today where they see action world-wide helping to safeguard military installations and personnel by detecting explosives and drugs. MWDs have become an integral part of military operations and security, yet many people don’t realize dogs are vulnerable to the same environmental and occupational hazards. They can suffer heat stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder, combat wounds, or any number of the same injuries that can produce a human casualty.
  • Key Spouse Mentors gather virtually to share ideas, best practices

    Air Force Reserve Key Spouse Mentors from around the country came together virtually May 7, to share their ideas, struggles and best practices. The Key Spouse Mentors conference also provided guidance and education on a host of Reserve programs available, resiliency and wellness techniques.
  • Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course Bolsters Defender Combat Readiness

    Air Force Reserve Command security forces Airmen, or 'Defenders,' participated in the beta edition of the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, held May 10–24 at Camp James A. Garfield and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The IDLC was designed to provide Reserve defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.
  • Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course bolsters 'Defender' combat readiness

    Security forces members from multiple units across AFRC participated in the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, held May 10–24, at Camp James A. Garfield and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.
  • Hurricane Hunters get upgraded

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.“The (Meteorology Equipment Technician) shop is in the middle of a system upgrade, specifically on the ARWO
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