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  • Token of appreciation

    Col. Timothy Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander, presents Sen. Saxby Chambliss with a unit coin April 20, 2011 in recognition of the support the senator has provided to service members stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Colonel Tarchick met with the senator at his regional office in Atlanta to discuss current and future operations
  • Students compete, hope for brighter tomorrow

    Alfred Waluchio doesn't need a fact sheet or a market study to prove the importance of renewable energy to America's future prosperity. He's spent the past year of his life working with four fellow aspiring engineering and business students preparing to field technology that would convert electric power to renewable energy. If investors "buy" the
  • "Top Dawg"

    A C-130 Hercules roared in the wind to the far left of the flight line; A C-5 was to the far right. In between were hundreds of Air Force Reserve Command personnel, mostly aerial porters. The atmosphere smelled of overcooked barbeque. Ear plugs diffused the deep vibrations only to softly tickle the eardrums of all participants. The Port Dawgs
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  • Health care overhaul won't affect coverage for troops, veterans

    Military and Veterans Affairs officials spent the weekendrefuting allegations that the health care reform legislation approved byCongress will harm Tricare programs or Veterans Affairs health benefits,instead promising that servicemembers and veterans will see no change intheir coverage.Before Sunday's vote approving the massive health care
  • Above and Beyond: Citizen Airman comes to the aid of RAF aircrew

    The December homecoming of Tech. Sgt. Ed Wilkerson, 53rd Aerial Port Squadron, Pope Air Force Base N.C., had added significance for his home unit and a fighter squadron thousands of miles away.The aerial porter returned after serving as a ramp NCOIC with the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, where he coordinated with
  • Above and Beyond: 22nd Air Force supports Haiti operations in addition to war

    Citizen Airmen answered the call when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti last month. Units across Air Force Reserve Command and 22nd Air Force quickly mobilized to assist the injured and infirmed with food, water, medical care and other supplies. The Haiti mobilization, however, comes atop an already high operations tempo with U.S. missions in
  • Hiring an ART - Pt 3: Improvement

    This is part 3 of 3 in a series on the Air Reserve Technician program and hiring process.The Air Reserve Technician hiring process has come a long way since its inception only a decade after the birth of the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Recently, there have been advances in the process both at the ground-level and in leadership.Recent