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  • 445th CES faces cancelled annual tours amid pandemic; completes more than $300k of base projects in three months

    The 445th Civil Engineer Squadron is no stranger to large-scale facility improvement projects. In a typical year, they send several groups of Reserve Citizen Airmen to worksites across the country to complete Innovative Readiness Training projects which improve communities while offering hands-on training opportunities.
  • HQ ARPC introduces monthly evaluations training courses

    The Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center’s evaluations branch hosted virtual training sessions for more than 1,000 service members and civilian employees during the first quarter of calendar year 2021. The training has consisted of an in-depth review of the Air Force Forms 910, 911, 912 and 707.
  • ‘Your life is our business,’ AFE provides crucial support

    The 445th Operations Group has many key players in its organization to keep the wing’s mission going. The 445th Operation Support Squadron has a number of those key players, in particular, the aircrew flight equipment (AFE) shop.
  • From dental tech to physician’s assistant, hard work, determination pays off for Reserve Citizen Airman

    A native of the Philippines, 1st Lt. Herodina “Dina” Lu never imagined she would be where she is today. The daughter of a U.S. Navy sailor and a midwife, Lu spent her formative years in California and at age 14, returned to the Philippines for high school. After high school she studied dentistry while her sister focused on traditional medicine.
  • Logistics MSL Airmen supply parts anytime, anywhere

    Major operations and events require adequate management of supplies and goods. For the 445th Airlift Wing, this mission is completed by 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s maintenance support liaison office or MSL.
  • Fuels management flight keeps 445th C-17s flying

    Fuel keeps the world moving and on the go. With the global mission of the 445th Airlift Wing, it is essential that the wing has the resources needed to keep flying around the world. One critical component that keeps operations running smoothly in the wing is the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Fuels Management Flight. The flight performed their November 2020 unit training assembly during the week, Nov. 5 and 6, 2020.
  • 655th ISR Group deputy commander retires after 41 years of service

    During the Dec. 5, 2020 unit training assembly, the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing bid farewell to long-time member and current 655th ISR Group deputy commander, Lt. Col. Thomas Danas. Danas is retiring after more than 41 years of service; over 20 years enlisted and over 20 years as an officer.
  • 87 APS supports humanitarian mission

    During the October 17-18, 2020 unit training assembly, the 87th Aerial Port Squadron processed nearly 100,000 pounds of food and water filtration kits bound for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Hope Boxes, hand-packed by volunteers in Cincinnati, Ohio, are being military airlifted through the Denton program, an amendment named for former Navy pilot and senator Jeremiah Denton, which allows the Department of Defense to transport humanitarian supplies from nonprofit organizations to nations in need, with no added cost to the DoD or the nation accepting the aid.
  • 445th Airman helps disabled veterans stay ‘on track’

    Confronting the realities of service-connected disabilities in veterans requires patience, understanding and vigilance. Among the most difficult disabilities to cope with is post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, PTSD is defined as a mental health disorder that is caused by an event or series of events that are traumatic in nature.
  • 445th CES Airmen battle wildfires, train in Texas

    Six Airmen from the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron had a hand in battling a wildland blaze that burned more than 80 acres on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2020.