• Reserve A-10 pilots debut new technology at RIMPAC

    In its first operational test with maritime operations, nine 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilots are debuting new helmet and survival radio technologies during the Rim of the Pacific exercise here June 29 through Aug. 3.One of the new technologies is the Scorpion system, which is integrated into the pilot's current helmet, said U.S. Air Force Lt.
  • 10th Air Force commander visits Rescue Reservists

    Brig. Gen. William Binger, commander, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, visited Rescue Reservists of the 920th Rescue Wing here July 24 - 25. Binger devoted a large amount of his visit meeting and talking with maintenance Airmen. Pararescue Airmen gave him a tour of their squadron showing him gear they use to
  • Gen. Dempsey: 'We are not elected to serve'

    I talk about the importance of "trust" at every opportunity. Trust is the cornerstone of our profession. It binds us with those we serve-the American people and the elected officials who represent them. This trust relationship cannot be taken for granted. We must continually earn and re-earn it every day.One way we earn this trust is by avoiding
  • Civil Air Patrol cadets get a taste of the PJ career field

    The 306th Rescue Squadron hosted more than 20 Civil Air Patrol cadets as they experienced a small portion of the demanding training required to become a part of the Air Force Guardian Angel career field during the Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course, June 13-23. APJOC was a 10-day challenge which tested the cadets both mentally and physically as
  • Luke reservist one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen

    It's been said lightning only strikes once, but that's not true for Luke. For the second time in three years, a base Airman has been named an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.Master Sgt. Sandra Plentzas, 944th Fighter Wing Chapel superintendent, was selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2012."It is with the utmost respect and
  • New Air Force Reserve Enlistee training ensures BMT success

    The 477th Fighter Group welcomed seven new Reserve enlistees during the May Unit Training Assembly weekend. These Airmen make up the Development and Training Flight, a new Air Force Reserve initiative which prepares enlistees for Basic Military Training by educating them on Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremony, and physical fitness
  • Reserve, Guard leaders discuss budgets, DOD cuts on Capitol Hill

    The top leaders from Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Reserve and National Guard programs provided statements and answered questions at a Senate hearing regarding their fiscal 2013 manning and budget proposals on May 23.Cutting budgets, making decisions and retaining the most capability were the hot topics led by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii)
  • Joint leadership class paves way for new horizons

    Two's company, three's a crowd, right?The 301st Fighter Wing Education office recently put this theory to the test when filling slots for the Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development Course.Participants are typically all Air Force NCOs, but this time, Army, Navy, and Marine Corp members were invited to attend. It is the first time for the
  • A "Readiness Exercise" for today's Air Force...PATRIOT SAINT

    Deep behind enemy lines, anticipation mounted as two fully loaded HH-60 helicopters approached their pre-planned drop-off point. As the helicopter blades whipped through the air above, a small guardian angel (GA) team, consisting of a highly-trained combat rescue officer (CRO) and several pararescuemen (PJs), were covertly inserted and quickly