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  • Hurricane Florence edges closer to East Coast, Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance

    As the storm moves closer to the East Coast, members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron continue to fly through Hurricane Florence from the Air Dominance Center, Combat Readiness Training Center, Savannah, Georgia.“The mission has gone very well, with 100 percent mission success," said Lt. Col. Thomas Moffatt, 53rd WRS navigator and
  • 22nd AF commander, United Airlines pilot reflects on 9/11 experience

    United Airlines Captain Craig La Fave flew from Washington D.C. to Paris on Sept. 10, 2001. The then-Air Force Reserve major expected to make the return trip the next day on Sept. 11 when instead terrorist attacks unfolded that changed his country, industry and career forever.“We got to the hotel and I no sooner put my head down than the phone rang
  • 340th FTG names new squadron leadership teams

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Col. Allen Duckworth, 340th Flying Training Group commander, named two new squadron leadership teams slated to assume their duties in December. Lt. Col. Kristen Kent has been selected to command the 39th Flying Training Squadron here, and her director of operations will be Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner.  Lt. Col.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricanes Florence, Olivia

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is flying missions into Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean and Hurricane Olivia over the Pacific Ocean this week. The 53rd WRS is the only Defense Department unit that flies reconnaissance missions into severe tropical weather during the hurricane season, June 1 through Nov. 30,
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues Tropical Storm Gordon reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its aircraft, flown by both the Hurricane Hunters and the 815th Airlift Squadron, to Ellington Field, Texas, today as Tropical Storm Gordon makes its way toward the Gulf Coast. “We are moving aircraft as a precautionary measure ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, and so we can continue the mission,” said
  • Airmen converge on Minneapolis for exercise Patriot Warrior

    Airmen from Reserve units across the country as well as those from the Polish Air Force are participated in Exercise Patriot Warrior Aug. 13-24. Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Airmen and Critical Care Air Transport Teams worked from their operational headquarters at the 934th Airlift Wing during the exercise where they flew missions on C-130 and
  • 22 AF command teams, community leaders team up for summit success

    Commanders and command chiefs from around the 22nd Air Force joined their civic leader counterparts for a Senior Leader Summit held last week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Although the Senior Leader Summit is nothing new – it’s typically offered three times a year – this summer’s event was unique in its inclusion of civic leaders. The civilians
  • Patriot Warrior prepares firefighters for critical combat role

    Military firefighters from across the country traveled to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, recently to participate in specialized firefighting training as a part of Patriot Warrior to help prepare them for their combat role in a deployed environment.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

     The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.    The 53rd WRS, based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, began flying into Hurricane Lane out of the Kalaeloa
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