• Homestead welcomes new wing commander

    Col. Christian G. Funk assumed command of the 482nd Fighter Wing from Col. Donald R. Lindberg during the 482nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony here July 14.Maj. Gen. William B. Binger, 10th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the 482nd FW guidon from Lindberg to Funk.During the ceremony, Binger shared his
  • Air Crews Take Part in Water Survival Training

  • AFRC's new command chief discusses philosophies, time at Homestead ARB

    As the previous command chief master sergeant of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Cameron Kirksey is preparing to assume his new role as the command chief of Air Force Reserve Command.Kirksey said he's very humbled, honored and excited to be selected by Lt. Gen. James Jackson, chief of Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander. "Homestead has a bright
  • Reserve team wins JBER F-22 Load Crew of the Year

    Three Reservists from the 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were recently awarded the 2012 JBER F-22 Load Crew of the Year during a ceremony here May 17.Tech. Sgt. Timothy Tuttle, the team's lead weapons loader along with Staff Sgt. Brandon Vice and Senior Airman Joshua Baker were selected as the top F-22 load crew out of the 28 certified load
  • 419th cops place second in physical challenge

    Master Sgt. Ron Beard, Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Yeaman, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Bricker, and Tech. Sgt. Ryan Howard, Air Force reservists in the 419th Security Forces Squadron, pull a humvee during "Rock Hard Cop Physical Challenge" here today. Five teams from across Hill's security forces competed in the event, which also included an 800-meter relay,
  • Historic budget shortfall necessitates DoD civilian furloughs

    In a message to the Defense Department workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today explained why he "very reluctantly" decided that a historic budget shortfall necessitates up to 11 unpaid furlough days for most of the department's civilian employees between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.Here is the secretary's message:To all
  • Salt River Project receives ESGR's Pro Patria Award

    Providing pay and benefits during deployments, sending care packages to deployed employees, allowing time off, and celebrating military service with send-off and homecoming ceremonies are just a few commitments that the Guard and Reserve's top employers are honored for each year.This year Tech. Sgt. Fernando Canez, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron