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  • Ahead of the storm; Citizen Airmen on standby to support hurricane evacuation missions

    Each hurricane season, a crew of 445th Airlift Wing Airmen stands ready to fly at a moment’s notice. With often as little as 24-hour notice, they’ll depart Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to assist in the evacuation of personnel and equipment before the storm makes landfall.
  • How the Air Force is making it easier for aircraft maintainers to see at night

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – We all know that working in the dark with insufficient lighting makes the task that much more cumbersome. Good quality lighting is critical for maintainers when repairing an aircraft on the flightline.The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 four-wheel diesel light carts that provide
  • New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees

    Defense Department began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards July 31, the first time since 1993 that changes to the card have been made.
  • “Paying” attention

    The military pay team at Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization has been taking a closer look at incoming documents for fraud, waste and abuse. Although most Airmen file their vouchers accurately and do their best to account for their expenses, HQ RIO has found a few who try to take advantage of the system.“It’s a problem that not only
  • Happy Labor Day

    Labor Day, often celebrated, rarely recognized.
  • 445th AW September Spotlight Performer

    Tech. Sgt. Taylor D Harnist, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron HVAC Technician, is the 445th Airlift Wing September Spotlight Performer.
  • September Buckeye Flyer now available

    The September 2020 issue of the Buckeye Flyer is now available. The official publication of the 445th Airlift Wing includes eight pages of stories, photos and features pertaining to the 445th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the U.S. Air Force.
  • Election season do's and don'ts for DOD personnel

    It's election season again – that time when federal, state and local political campaigns kick into high gear.
  • Lieutenant colonel promotions announced

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced results for the Calendar Year 2020 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Boards today. The boards selected more than 800 Citizen Airmen for promotion. Thirteen members from the 445th Airlift Wing were selected.
  • DoD's newest combatant command celebrates 1st birthday

    U.S. Space Command was officially established Aug. 29, 2019, during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump; Dr. Mark T. Esper. Secretary of Defense; and Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, former USSPACECOM commander and current U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations; and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, former USSPACECOM command senior enlisted leader and current USSF CSEL.