• Luke reservist marks 3,000 hours in F-16

    Reaching 3,000 F-16 flying hours is a milestone few pilots reach in their career. On the first day of spring, one more name was added to the list of pilots to reach that milestone. Lt. Col. Kevin Aunapu, 69th Fighter Squadron director of operations, callsign "Werewolf' flew his 3,000th hour in the Fighting Falcon on March 21 after a quarter-century
  • Four pilots fly last sortie with 47 FS

  • Teammate, best friend remembers fallen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve search and rescue professionals from the 920th Rescue Wing here train in and around Patrick Air Force Base's lush maritime surroundings regularly to be the best and uphold their motto, these things we do, that others may live . Two drop zones which come into regular use by them for jump training, Judy and Ferreria DZ, are named
  • Dropping bombs, making history at Combat Hammer

    Airmen from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., showcased their talent and skills at Combat Hammer, a weapons system evaluation program used to determine the validity of munitions products and processes, March 18 through 22. In the process, the 160 Airmen helped make history by doing something no other unit has done since the program started in
  • SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

    The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be
  • Rescue Reservists participating in Operation Readiness Inspection

    Approximately 400 Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here are participating in a Operation Readiness Inspection by their higher echelon of command, Air Combat Command, April 2 through April 8 in Savannah, Ga.The reservists departed by various modes of travel to include the wing's HC-130P/N refueling aircraft and three HH-60G Pave Hawk
  • Alaska Reserve unit stands up Security Forces Squadron

    The 477th Security Forces Flight reached a new milestone when it transitioned to a squadron under the 477th Fighter Group here March 1. Once the squadron reaches fully operational capability in 2015 the squadron will deploy as a unit. Until then they will be supporting their active duty counterparts on JBER. "We are currently working on
  • Alaska Reservists win AF, MAJCOM awards

     The following members of the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska's only Reserve unit, have been recognized at the Air Force, Reserve command and Pacific command levels for their dedication to the mission. Air Force level award2012 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award in the technician supervisor categoryTech. Sgt. Keith Long, 477th Maintenance Squadron Munitions