• Air Force Reserve medics mobilized a second time for COVID-19 response

    As COVID-19 continues to impact the U.S. healthcare system in pockets of the country, the Air Force Reserve is once again mobilizing approximately 40 ground medical personnel to assist civilian hospitals in New York and California at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year recognized at AFA

    The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021 were recognized over the course of five days during the annual Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference held at National Harbor, Sept. 18-22.

  • Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum of

  • Reserve Airmen participate in exercise Patriot Warrior

    During the exercise, the unit stood up a fully operational base, equipped with mobile hospitals for simulated patients flown in on military aircraft, such as the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by an 815th AS aircrew who took part in the deployment-style exercise to enhance wartime skills.

  • The Initial Perception

    There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is. No matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc. For this reason, and many more,

  • Resilient and motivated leader encourages goal setting in New Year

    As the Air Force Reserve transitions from the year 2020 into the year 2021, the words ‘Reserve Resilient’ ring louder than ever before. One Reserve Citizen Airman, Brig. Gen. Kathleen Flarity, mobilization assistant to the command surgeon, Air Mobility Command, not only maintains a healthy balance

  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions, future priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, highlighted the contributions of the more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen during an extremely busy 2020 and shared the Air Force Reserve future priorities during the Reserve Forces Policy Board’s

  • Air Force Reserve mobilizes medics to New York for COVID-19 response

    Air Force Reserve Command units mobilized more than 40 doctors, more than 70 nurses and approximately 13 respiratory technicians who departed their home stations for JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for further inprocessing with the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, based out of

  • SRA Green, A Cut Above the Rest

    During this Thanksgiving, airmen and civilian alike have an opportunity to donate their time and effort from assisting in shelters to helping at food pantries. However, Senior Airman Reginald Green from the 916 Aerospace Medicine Squadron, a civilian barber, has a heartwarming story of perseverance

  • Long Ranger Resilience: Col. Dennis Britten

    As part of an on-going series of features and interviews on resiliency, we highlight a Reserve Citizen Airman of the 307th Bomb Wing who has overcome obstacles to improve themselves and the Air Force. This month, we feature Col. Dennis Britten, 307th Medical Squadron commander whose work ethic and

  • Airman saves life amidst mass shooting

    Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University’s LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was working as an emergency room physician when he heard a “pop” from outside. Ott walked toward the nurses’ station, heard three more distinctive “pop” sounds and stepped outside to see a vehicle

  • Reserve Citizen Airman’s quick action saves lives

    It was just another day for Staff Sgt. Emily Johnson, 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron administrative assistant. She had finished up work at Travis Air Force Base, California, assisting members of the 349th Air Mobility Wing with travel voucher issues. After a change of clothes, she was on her way

  • Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida

    Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.

  • Safely viewing sun’s total eclipse

    On a bright summer day close to lunch, a group of people gathered outside the McChord Library holding makeshift astronomical instruments. They didn’t seem to have much in common, but gathered to listen to a reserve citizen airman from the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing speak about the upcoming solar

  • Joint medical exercise hits the beach

    The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the fifth annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel for deployments by offering realistic hands-on scenarios one could encounter during combat. The exercise also provided 920th RQW reservists an opportunity to work

  • A prescription for problems

    Making sure their medical records are up to date and accurate could save Airmen selected for a random drug test a lot of trouble.In addition to testing for illegal substances, random drug tests also screen for a number of prescription medications, including amphetamines and opiates, like morphine or