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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 4th Air Force Civic Leaders tour the wing

    Colonel Anna Schulte, 445th Maintenance Group commander, hosted a group of 43 civic leaders from 4th Air Force March 28, 2008. The civic leader group made a stop at Wright-Patterson AFB to tour the 445th Airlift Wing, the base, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Col. Schulte briefed the group on the wing's global mission followed by a
  • Lightning strikes parked C-5 Galaxy aircraft

    A parked and unoccupied C-5 Galaxy operated by the 445th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, was struck by lightning about 2 a.m. March 28, 2008. The C-5 was struck in the tail section. There is visible damage to the aircraft which 445th Airlift Wing maintainers are assessing. There is also damage to the concrete ramp. The lightning strike
  • Reservist saves lives from flood waters

    Please help us! Help us! After heavy rains fell days prior, the sound of screams came from rushing water as Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Sersion, who is also a reservist with the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, runs to the scene March 19, 2008. Holding on for their lives, two young ladies were barely above water gripping a concrete
  • Reserve Medical Squadrons are winners again

    The Air Force Reserve Command recently announced the winners of the FY07 Air Force Reserve Command Medical Service Awards. The 445th Airlift Wing took home eight of those medical awards. The Outstanding Reserve Medical Quality Initiative award was given to the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The squadron commander, Col. Allen Gilbar, said,
  • A reservist who leads the way

    Congratulations to Master Sgt. Mark C. Lyle, 445th Honor Guard Superintendent, for his recognition as Air Reserve Component Honor Guard Manager for 2007 for the second year in a row. Sergeant Lyle was chosen over eleven other ARC managers. In the past year, Sergeant Lyle has also been awarded Air Force Materiel Command Services Senior
  • Wing Chaplain prays in Washington D.C.

    The speaker for the House of Representatives announces, "The house will be in order; the prayer will be led by the guest chaplain, Chaplain Maj. William Dickens, 445th Airlift Wing Chaplain." After being selected as the Reserve Officer Association (ROA) Chaplain of the Year, Chaplain Dickens obtains another high honor, to lead the invocation at the
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