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  • Airmen say thank you for veterans' sacrifice

    They slowly emerged from the comfort of their rooms into the early summer heat. Some walked, others came by wheelchair. Their scars were visible; their pride never-ending. The veterans, our heroes, were surrounded by family, friends and caretakers. But on this day, Airmen, both active duty and reserve, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base gathered
  • Airman joins Air Force Reserve after long break in service

    Here's a follow up to the November, 2006 Buckeye Flyer story in which we profiled two wing members returning to military life after 16 plus years as civilians. We found another wing member who had a long break in service and wanted to share his story with you. Senior Airman Gary Wilson, a maintenance systems analyst with the 445th Maintenance
  • Reserve employers get a treat on Armed Forces Day

    About 40 employers of 445th Airlift Wing airmen celebrated Armed Forces Day with a visit to the base and flight in a C-5 Galaxy aircraft on Employer Appreciation Day, May 19, 2007. The employers came from West Virginia, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield and other areas to see exactly where their Air Force reservist employees work and what
  • Air Force air evac crews adapt, train onboard mix of planes

    Taking care of patients on an aircraft is not an easy task. What if there are patient emergencies or problems with the aircraft itself? What if it's a plane the aeromedical crew is not familiar with? These questions, and more, were answered during an Air Force Reserve Aeromedical Evacuation Jamboree held here April 28 to 29. Five squadrons and
  • Reservist judges JROTC Drill Meet

    All I could see was a huge wave of blue. Blue fabric, that is. And it was adorning some 650 Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadets. They had come to Tecumseh High School, New Carlisle, Ohio, for the 18th Annual "All Air Force" Regional Drill Meet on March 10. From as far away as Missouri and Maryland, seven states in all, 21 high
  • Women, Wings and Warmth

    Maybe the impressive line-up of exhibitors drew the largest crowd in the 18 year history of the 2007 Women in Aviation Conference, but perhaps the lure of sunny Orlando in the middle of February helped. Either way, the 445th Airlift Wing was well represented at the record-breaking conference by attendees Master Sgt. Kathy Barnes, Capt. Shelly
  • EMT School House surpasses 2,000th student

    Airman First Class Matthew Rakowitz from the 88th Medical Operation Squadron was handed a coin as he entered the 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron's Emergency Medical Technician classroom the morning of Feb 5.     The Airman was the 13th student of 29 that entered the classroom. Not knowing what it was for, Airman Rakowitz found out later he was