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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 445th AMDS reservist has passion for helping others

    "I love people." If that was all you knew about Tech. Sgt. Herodina "Dina" Lu, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental technician, it would be all you needed to know. However, she is also the epitome of the Air Force Core Values "Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do," which would make her a prime candidate for a USAF
  • Mission first, people always: 445th EO stands behind their motto

    "Mission first, people always" is the motto of the 445th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity office. But what does that motto truly mean? EO serves as the central point to receive formal and informal complaints about sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination and conducts compliant and incident clarifications on behalf of individuals or commanders.
  • PHAP provides free resource program for Airmen, families

    Asking for help isn't always easy if you don't know where to get the help you need, but the Air Force Reserve has the solution. Reservists and their families are able to receive help for physical, mental and emotional needs through the Air Force Reserve Psychological Health Advocacy Program.PHAP is a free resource referral service that provides
  • Saving lives: AES team hones critical care skills

    Nine reservists from the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron used the trip to and from the Oct. 1 South African Air Show on board a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III to conduct training. AES crews consist of five people; two nurses and three medical technicians. The crew carries with them the necessary equipment to turn any cargo aircraft
  • CrossFit keeps reservists fit to fight

    As the Air Force continues to emphasize fitness, CrossFit has emerged as one of the leading fitness programs growing in popularity. The program is alive and well at the 445th Airlift Wing thanks to two wing reservists who encourage others to join them. Master Sgt. Kerry Penner, 445th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman,
  • 445th CES trains for ORI

    The 445th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters trained for the 2013 Operational Readiness Inspection by practicing aircraft rescue operations on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft here Oct. 15.The training consisted of shutdown procedures, the deployment of fire extinguishing systems and egress practice, where the firefighters extract people from
  • Air Force wows crowd at South African Air Show

    The people of South Africa opened their arms and embraced the 445th Airlift Wing and the United States Air Force during the Oct. 1, 2011 South African Air Show held at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, South Africa. United States African Command, in an effort to promote strong ties to South Africa, enlisted the help of the 445th AW through Air
  • Wright-Patt Honor Guard performs at Columbus Crew game

    The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard, including three reservists from the 445th Airlift Wing and one member of the Springfield Air National Guard, headed out for the final detail of the day at Columbus Crew Stadium supporting the Columbus Crew major league soccer team, based in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13."Military honor guards have