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  • Pentagon delays sending furlough notices to civilian workforce

    Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.Officials now estimate that furlough notices will go out on or about April 5, Navy Cmdr. Leslie
  • 307th Bomb Wing makes history with nuclear certification

    For the first time in Air Force history, a Reserve unit will become nuclear certified following the 307th Bomb Wing's Initial Nuclear Surety Inspection March 14 through 18, 2013, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The 307th BW, tasked to support the 2nd Bomb Wing's nuclear and conventional missions through the auspices of the Total Force Initiative,
  • AF Reserve activates cyberspace operations group

    Air Force Reserve Command activated the first cyberspace operations group in the Air Force today. Maj. Gen. William Binger, 10th Air Force commander, is scheduled to officiate at the formal activation ceremony for the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group here March 3.Led by Col. Lloyd Terry Jr., the 960th CYOG is charged with providing combat-ready
  • Total Force F-22's first to employ small diameter bombs

    During a Combat Hammer exercise Alaska F-22 Raptors became the first operational F-22 unit to drop GBU-39 small diameter bombs.Although small diameter bombs have been employed by test pilots, Combat Hammer, a weapons system evaluation program sponsored by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, provided an opportunity for an operational unit to employ
  • Reserve pilot exceeds flying milestone

    There's something to be said for goals - whether big or small, they motivate a person to keep going, to take one more step when quitting would be so much easier. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if all this hard work will lead to something worth the effort. For Col. Kurt "Huevos" Gallegos, 301st Operations Group Commander, it's led to reaching
  • Barksdale civil engineers lend Youngstown helping hands

    When Youngstown asked the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron here to lend a hand, the 307th lent 56.Craftsmen from the 307th CES spent their annual tour at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, assisting their 910th CES counterparts in building a Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (Prime BEEF) training area."Two years ago funding came in with a time
  • "I am Air Force Energy? campaign kicks off

    October, Energy Action Month, provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness to Airmen as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year‟s theme, "I am Air Force Energy," puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the Total Force to make a commitment to a continual
  • Reserve pilot exceeds flying milestone

    There's something to be said for goals - whether big or small, they motivate a person to keep going, to take one more step when quitting would be so much easier. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if all this hard work will lead to something worth the effort. For Col. Kurt "Huevos" Gallegos, 301st Operations Group Commander, it's led to reaching
  • Launch, fly, recover: A pilot who can do it all

    Just three short years ago, Lt. Aaron Berry was maintaining A-10s. Today, he's flying them.In April 2009, Tech. Sgt. (now 1st Lt.) Aaron Berry was selected by a Deserving Airman Commissioning Board to attend Officer Training School, and then attend a pilot-training program.An assistant crew chief at the time, Berry, and his supervisor, were
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