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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio-- Air Force reservist Master Sgt. Mark Lyle, Superintendent of the 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, judges Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JrROTC) drill team at Tecumseh High School, New Carlisle, Ohio at the "All Air Force Regional Drill Meet." (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller). Retired reservists now eligible to apply for JROTC teaching positions
Air Force Junior ROTC is now able to hire Traditional Guardsmen and Reservists who have retired but are not yet drawing their retirement ("grey area" retirees). The passage of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act allows AFJROTC to tap into the large pool of highly trained and motivated Guardsmen and Reservists. "We are looking for retired
0 5/02
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Master Sgt. Mark Lyle and Staff Sgt. Jimmy Montalvo, Jr. of the 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard fold a flag during a recent retirement ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ken LaRock) Flags for retiring reservists streamlined
Many members of the 445th are aware that upon submitting their paperwork for retirement, they can request an American flag. In the past, the flag could arrive well after the retirement ceremony and that was deemed unacceptable by Air Force Reserve leaders. "Everyone deserves to have their flag on time," said Tech. Sgt. Scott Beaudry,
0 4/25
2008
To help combat identity theft, 445th Airlift Wing members are being issued new identification cards that will not display their full Social Security numbers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller) DOD phases out use of full social security numbers on I.D. cards
Let's do the numbers. Well, let's just do some of the numbers and we'll do them for security reasons. To help combat identity theft, Wing members being issued new identification cards will notice that their full Social Security numbers are no longer displayed. And there is good reason for this. The Department of Defense has instigated the new
0 4/23
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Master Sgt. Sheryl Olmstead, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, is the 445th Airlift Wing Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the second quarter, 2008. Sergeant Olmstead is a medical technician and is the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the immunization clinic.  She is from Englewood, OH and is a medical assistant in her civilian job. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Martin Moleski)  Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter announced

0 4/23
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Staff Sgt. Chad Kopf, 445th Aircraft Maintence Squadron, is the 445th Airlift Wing Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the second quarter, 2008. Sergeant Kopf maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs the C-5 Galaxy's electrical and environmental systems.  He is from Germantown, Ohio and is a an Air Reserve Technician (full time reservist) and a full time student. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Martin Moleski)  Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter announced

0 4/23
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Senior Airman Erin Conner, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is the 445th Airlift Wing Airman of the Quarter for the second quarter, 2008. Airman Conner is a Traffic Management Journeyman, handling cargo and household goods for deployments and permanent change of station moves.  She is from Tell City, Indiana and is a pharmacy technician in her civilian job.  She is also a full time nursing student. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Martin Moleski)  Airman of the Quarter is announced

0 4/23
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - A 445th Airlift Wing C-5 Galaxy aircraft is being inspected in repaired after a lightning strike on March 28, 2008.  Lightning damaged the horizontal stabilizer endcap and it had to be replaced.  The lightning traversed through the tail to the aft ramp area and through the grounding cables causing damage to eight wheels and tires and to the concrete below.  The C-5 has been repaired and returned to flying status April 15, 2008.  (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) C-5 returns to flying status after lightning strike
A parked and unoccupied 445th C-5 Galaxy was struck by lightning about 2 a.m. March 28, 2008. The C-5 was struck in the tail section. There was visible damage to the aircraft which 445th maintainers assessed. There was also damage to the concrete ramp. The lightning hit the tail section causing a hole in a panel then traveled through the aft ramp
0 4/17
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Tech. Sgt. David Hayes, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Lisa Rodriguez, 445th Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant, accept cookies from members of Girl Scout Troop 5919, Springboro, Ohio. The scouts donated almost 200 boxes of cookies, 18 cases in all, that will be sent to military members down range. This is at least the fourth time Troop 5919 has brought cookies to the 445th. The troop was treated to a tour of a C-5 Galaxy after delivering the cookies to the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller)
Girl Scouts donate cookies to reserve wing

0 4/15
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - To remember the proud heritage of the 906th Fighter Group, Col. Stephen M. Bastian with his son, a Junior ROTC member, present
Lt. Col. Baldwin, 89th Airlift Squadron commander with the guidon he saved from the deactivated 906th Fighter Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ken LaRock) The last flying rhino
"Well, I'm the last one," said a satisfied Lt. Col. Stephen Bastian, a pilot with the 445th Operations Support Squadron. "Now, I can catch a deep breath." After 34 years, 10 months and five days of distinguished service, Colonel Bastian, the last original flying rhino of the 89th Tactical Fighter Squadron, part of the 906th Fighter Group (now
0 4/10
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Maj. Gen. Robert Duignan, 4th Air Force commander, shakes hands to congratulate incoming 445th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Stephen D. Goeman as Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Davis (right) looks on.  Gen. Duignan officated the 445th Airlift Wing's Change of Command Ceremony April 6, 2008.  The ceremony took place in the wings new Fuel System Maintenance Hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller) Reserve wing welcomes new commander
The 445th Airlift Wing welcomed a new commander in a ceremony held inside the new fuel system hangar April 6, 2008. Col. Stephen D. Goeman, who recently served as the vice commander of the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., took command from Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Davis. The Change of Command Ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen.
0 4/07
2008
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