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  • 302nd AMXS maintainer headed to Air Force Academy

    Crisp white hats thrown like confetti toward a deep blue sky and the sound of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds zooming overhead is a tradition that symbolizes the end of a long journey. A Reserve Citizen Airman from the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron will begin his journey at the U.S. Air Force Academy this summer.
  • 340th shirt wears many hats

    Traditional Reserve Citizen Airmen tend to be busy with civilian and military career responsibilities, as well as the day-to-day tasks that are part of life. Apparently that isn’t busy enough for people like 340th Flying Training Group First Sergeant Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Caballero, who effortlessly wears spouse and teammate, civilian
  • JROTC cadets run the gauntlet at YARS

    Twenty-seven Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets attended a five-day leadership development camp, June 20-24, here. During their stay at YARS, the cadets were introduced to a highly regimented lifestyle imitating that of Basic Military Training while learning what it takes to become a leader and a wingman.
  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.   The Hurricane Hunter crew arrived June 15 to assist with research in the Bay of Bengal on Monsoon Intraseasonal
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris

    The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron began flying missions out of Keesler Saturday
  • Reserve wing hosts ‘Mountain Fly-In’ for C-130 units

    Two years ago the C-130 Hercules aircraft pilots of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing’s 731st Airlift Squadron kicked off the training opportunity designed to challenge aircrews and build teams with other Air Force Reserve wings across the U.S.The training experience, called “The Mountain Fly-In,” focused on flying at high-density
  • Hurricane Hunters prove resiliency

    Is there something that you want so bad that you are willing to fight for it? Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron show that determination, persistence and timing plays a role in achieving personal goals.
  • MAFFS ACTIVATION: Reserve C-130s support Colorado firefighting efforts

    The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing flew multiple Modular Airborne Fire Fighting missions today dropping fire retardant to draw lines of containment supporting the suppression efforts of the Spring Creek fire in Colorado.The 302nd AW received a request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center for two MAFFS-equipped
  • Weathering storms: Officer's love of weather mission saves lives, property

    Maj. Christopher Dyke has a life-long love of weather, especially hurricanes. The reservist’s interest in these severe storms began as a child growing up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida. This led to him earning a degree in meteorology, and then ultimately in his becoming an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in the 53rd Weather