• Safety requires personal commitment

    Citizen Airmen,As we begin to make plans to relax in the coming months, please keep in mind that the "Critical Days of Summer" is the timeframe when the Air Force experiences our greatest number of mishaps. Of note, AFRC accounted for 4 of 18 Air Force fatalities during this period last year.Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero mishaps; however
  • Pararescue Airmen aid avalanche victims

    A pararescue Airmen who went to the aid of avalanche victims nearly became a victim himself when the rescue helicopter dragged him and his patient across the steeply sloped mountain March 18. Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Darrell Williams, a pararescueman with the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and the patient in the rescue basket,
  • Rescue group Airmen honors Tuskegee Airman

    A first sergeant who spent time studying the history of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen finally had opportunity to honor the legacy of one Airman whose efforts and struggles trail blazed the quality of life for all in the U.S. Armed Forces."I've studied the Tuskegee Airmen for some time now, but it's my honor and privilege to actually have met a
  • Stenner discusses Reserve priorities during Luke visit

    Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, commander, Air Force Reserve Command, visited the 944th Fighter Wing here April 1. Stenner used his few hours at Luke to discuss business with Col. Jose Monteagudo, commander 944th Fighter Wing and his senior leadership team. The commander also hosted a townhall meeting at Club 56 for local Reservists, at which he
  • Reserve, active duty F-22 pilots fly succesful long range strike exercise

    A mix of personnel from the 477th Fighter Group, 3rd Wing, and 673rd Air Base Wing left JBER to participate in a long range strike exercise on April 4.F-22 Raptors and E-3's assigned to the 3rd Wing along with F-16s from Misawa AB, Japan, B-1's from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota and KC-135s from Eielson AFB, Alaska participated in the U.S. Strategic
  • Air Force Reserve plans to change about 3,000 jobs in FY13

    The Air Force Reserve announced about 3,000 job changes on March 6 that will realign affected reservists into growing new career fields and help the Total Force reduce manning by 9,900 Airmen in fiscal 2013. As some Air Force reservists have to move or travel to new jobs, the Air Force Reserve plans to decrease its end strength manning from 71,400
  • Rescue Airmen brave blizzard to reach, save Alaskan villager

    Snowflakes stung like needles when Pararescue Airmen skydived into a blizzard at night to rescue a Native American in a remote Alaskan village who was suffering from a life-threatening infection.Ryan Morgan, 20, was deteriorating as fast as the weather blocking Alaskan rescue personnel from getting near him in Red Devil, the dying mining town in
  • Air Force Reserve to retire Barksdale A-10s

    The Air Force announced the possible retirement of 18 A-10 aircraft assigned to the 917th Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La., a geographically separated unit assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing here. The proposal includes retiring three other A-10s previously slated for retirement and awaiting transfer. Three other A-10s will be transferred here.
  • Tuskegee Airman celebrates Red Tails movie

    When a retired command chief from the 301st Fighter Wing saw the trailer for the movie "Red Tails," he couldn't wait to see it. The 301st, along with three other squadrons, carry on the heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen and their Red Tails.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Brad Scott made plans for a date night with his wife... first dinner, then "Red
  • Deployed rescue group Airmen provide confidence, combat rescue capability to ground forces

    The 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron compliments the traditional personnel recovery mission with medical evacuation operations in Afghanistan's Regional Command Southwest. The squadron's aircrew, support personnel and maintenance Airmen, Reservists deployed from the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a geographically