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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Nathan Collett, 87th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation apprentice, used his self aid and buddy care training to save this man while deployed to Afghanistan in May 2012. (Courtesy photo) Self-aid, buddy care training saves life
Senior Airman Nathan Collett never thought he would be in a dangerous situation when he enlisted into the Air Force Reserve in October 2009. An 87th Aerial Port Squadron cargo processing flight traditional reservist, he loads and unloads the "bullets, beans and bodies" on C-130, C-17 and C-5 aircraft. He is also a sophomore at Columbus State
0 1/02
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Members of the 445th Security Forces Squadron conduct weapons maneuver exercises during a squadron exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Oct. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Caskey) Getting to know the 445th Security Forces Squadron
Air Force Security Forces are the Air Force's first line of defense when it comes to protecting base personnel and aircraft from physical attack. It is also their job to maintain law and order on installation property.Working early and late, the duty day of a security forces professional can be busy and tiring, but one thing is for certain: It
0 12/07
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - (Right to left) Senior Airman Ronald "Les" Campbell, 445th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operations management, and his wife, Cassie, enjoy a nice bike ride together. (Courtesy photo) Triathlete Airman: integrating fitness culture as a way of life
President John F. Kennedy once said, "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."One Airman who values the U.S. Air Force physical fitness program was inspired to incorporate physical fitness as his lifestyle.Senior Airman Ronald "Les" Campbell, 445th
0 11/21
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Antonio Lee, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management journeyman, conducts an inventory of gas masks during the unit training assembly Oct. 20.  During the last several months, LRS members have been busier than usual preparing for the upcoming operational readiness inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Mikhail Y. Berlin) 445 AW Logistics Readiness Squadron: making it happen
The term "logistics" is considered to have originated with the military's need to resupply themselves as they moved from location to location. Military officers in ancient Greece and Rome who were responsible for such matters held the title "Logistikas."Here at the 445th Airlift Wing, the Logistics Readiness Squadron is responsible for supplying
0 11/15
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Master Sgt. Josef Taylor, 445th Maintenance Group aircraft quality assurance instructor, uses a hydraulic aircraft tubing repair machine. The machine bends tubing in many different ways. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken LaRock) 445th MXS Fab Flight: a well-oiled machine of team players
Tucked away in building 4026 one can witness worker bees painting, drilling, measuring and hammering away. They belong to the 445th Maintenance Squadron's fabrication flight.The 50 reservists assigned to fabrication flight are responsible for aircraft structural maintenance for the wing's C-17 Globemaster III fleet. "Most people assume we're just a
0 11/14
2012
Senior Airman Roy VonAlmen, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical logistics journeyman, recently rejoined the U.S. Air Force as a Reservist after successfully losing 78 pounds to meet Air Force fitness standards . He first enlisted 26 years ago as an active-duty Airman. (Courtesy photo)


Airman rededicates life to service after 22 years
Senior Airman Roy VonAlmen, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, may look like a typical medical logistics journeyman, but he's far from average - that's because VonAlmen first enlisted 26 years ago. He recently rejoined the U.S. Air Force as a Reservist at age 44. The journey to becoming an Airman wasn't easy, but one could say that VonAlmen has
0 11/09
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Members of the 445th Development and Training Flight participate in a physical training session at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 18. The 445th AIrlift Wing's D&TF is a new Air Force Reserve Command program designed to increase the completion rate and save the AFRC money by preparing recruits for BMT through a thorough introduction to the Air Force Reserve.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mikhail Berlin) Pre-BMT program prepares recruits, increases retention
There are many reasons to join the United States Air Force Reserve: job skills training, educational benefits and the opportunity to travel and meet new people. For 26-year-old Erica Taylor of Ashville, Ohio, lack of satisfaction in her everyday civilian life was the main motivating factor."I've been a bartender for the past five years, and was a
0 9/10
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Lt. Col John Marang, 87th Aerial Port Squadron commander, administers the oath of office to Tech. Sgt., now 1st Lt. Will Smith, 87th APS air transportation craftsman, during Smith’s commissioning ceremony May 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Charlie Miller) 87th APS Reservist pursues career as AF nurse
After dreaming of becoming an officer in the Air Force for more than 10 years, Tech. Sgt. William Smith's, 87th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation craftsman, dream came true when he was commissioned as a first lieutenant May 19. "Being in the Air Force Reserve and with the 87th APS has made my dream of becoming an officer and starting my goal
0 7/24
2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Jeff Klingman, an EDGE Outreach representative, demonstrates the water purification machine from EDGE Outreach at the 445th Airlift Wing June 29. Trained volunteers can install a mini water treatment facility anywhere in the world that can service a village of up to 10,000 people indefinitely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amanda Duncan) Old shoes for a good cause
Shoes, shoes, shoes: They come in different styles and have seen, or will see, their share of miles. Some of these shoes may soon end up being stored in a closet or attic, only to collect dust and take up space once they've seen their use. Or, in the worst-case scenario, the old spats could end up being thrown away, ending up in landfills where
0 7/12
2012
Emergency preparedness posters are part of the Air Force's "Be Ready" campaign to make sure military, civilians, and family members are prepared for any and all emergency situations. Information is available at each installation's Emergency Management Office or online at www.beready.af.mil. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Be ready: emergency management gets personal
In the Air Force, we are used to participating in safety drills designed to teach us emergency survival skills and techniques. That training started in grade school with fire and tornado drills that provided a nice diversion from class work and matured to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives training in Air Force.
0 4/06
2012
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