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  • 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
  • Service, 96th FTS-style

    “Thank you for your service.” How does it feel when you’re in uniform and hear those words? We take those words for granted. It always makes me feel a little awkward. I don’t really know how to reply. Most often, I reply with a simple “thank you” and a half-hearted smile. I know that a “thank you for your service” is not just for me but for the
  • Reservist helps treat PTSD with horses

    There are veterans and active duty members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder every day and one reservist, here, is aiding in their recovery by combining her two passions – helping people and horses.
  • Additive manufacturing highlighted at 910th AW partnership meeting

    Lt. Col. John Boccieri, director of the 910th Airlift Wing Commander’s Action Group, addresses the benefits of the Air Force Community Partnership Program during a meeting at America Makes in Youngstown, June 14, 2018.
  • 413th FTG welcomes new commander

    Col. Christopher M. Zidek assumed command of the 413th Flight Test Group during a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation here June 8.His tenure as commander follows the departure of Col. John R. Nowak, who retired in October 2017. Prior to this assignment, Zidek was the deputy division chief for the Joint Staff’s Violent Extremist Organization Team at
  • First combat airdrop in more than a decade

    A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron departs Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve's Operation Roundup, June 3, 2018. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron
  • Law enforcement officers train 413th FTG Airmen on active shooter response

    More than 80 Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 413th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) gathered for active shooter response training hosted by off-base Georgia law enforcement officers June 2.Police Col. Chris Smith and Specialized Parole Officer Phil Burrell visited the unit and led the presentation that covered the history and prevalence of
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