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  • FTG promotes fitness with new initiative

    This past March, after nearly a year of delays due to COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force announced that physical fitness testing would resume July 1. To help upcoming testers focus and get themselves back into a fitness mindset, the 413th Flight Test Group started a fitness initiative for members to take

  • IDLC crafts combat-ready Defenders

    The Integrated Defense Leadership Course, which takes place at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, was designed to provide Reserve Defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.

  • Rucking around with the 934th Security Forces Squadron in yearlong challenge

    Anyone for a yearlong ruck march challenge? At the start of this fiscal year, 934th Airlift Wing Airmen and civilians started rucking on and off base completing monthly challenges. What they are doing is participating in a yearlong ruck beta test for Resolute Defender. Created and sponsored by the

  • New 910th commander comes home

    The Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 910th Airlift Wing welcomed back Col. Jeff “VD” Van Dootingh as the unit’s 28th commander during an assumption of command ceremony, June 6, 2021, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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