• 78th Attack Squadron recognized for outstanding performance

    The 78th Attack Squadron was recognized Apr. 23, 2013 for its outstanding flying operations in support of the 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. The unit received Air Force Reserve Command's 2012 Grover Loening Trophy, awarded annually to the command's best flying unit, exclusive of combat rescue and special operations."Our success was a
  • F-22 Rapid Refuel

    Airmen from the 3rd and 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons perform a hotpit refuel with an F-22 here May 1. Hot pit refueling is a procedureperformed in order to rapidly refuel the aircraft and allow it to complete asecond sortie in a short amount of time. During a hot pit refuel the pilotwill stay in the cockpit with the jet running while the
  • 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Serve Those Who Served

    Members of the 944th Fighter Wing volunteered their time to help homeless veterans at the 12th annual Arizona StandDown. The Arizona StandDown, held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Veteran's Coliseum, is a 3 day event aimed at getting homeless veterans in the valley off of the streets and into a permanent living situation. The event, organized by
  • Beale command post fosters culture of excellence

    Life as a command post controller is not a glamorous one. Every day controllers descend down three flights of stairs, pass through four secure doors, each requiring key cards and authentication codes, where they will spend the majority of the next 12 hours of their shift.It's easy to be overlooked but the command post at Beale Air Force Base
  • 926th Security Forces Squadron stands up at Nellis

    The 926th Group celebrated the stand up of a new unit during a Mandatory Unit Training Assembly here April 6. The 926th Security Forces Squadron activated and command was handed over to Maj. Dan Nuqui at a ceremony in the Flanker hangar. "I'm appreciative of the efforts to stand this unit up and have it almost fully manned in under a year," said
  • POLAR FORCE: 477th Fighter Group tests combat readiness alongside TFI partners

    The 477th Fighter Group participated in Polar Force 13-3, a two-phase operational readiness exercise designed to test the unit's ability to deploy on short notice as well as to operate and survive in a wartime environment.The exercise was part of the unit's normally scheduled training plan. Phase one tests the unit's ability to respond to a short
  • Airmen fight hunger through 'Food for Kidz'

    Global hunger took another hit today by Luke Air Force Base service members and their families April 13 as they worked alongside community organizations to build "Food for Kidz" boxes.Approximately 165 volunteers from Luke AFB spent about six hours packaging 105,000 meals, which will be sent to Afghanistan to feed hungry children. The event was
  • Kirkwood named Reserve Chaplain Assistant of the Year