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  • ART recruiting making a difference

    In a move to help bolster the ongoing maintenance shortage, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service and the Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, known as A4, began a new Air Reserve Technician recruiting program in October 2017. Twelve ART recruiters were assigned to different bases based on the volume of maintenance ART
  • It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Learn how to protect yourself

    If you had to guess which type of cancer is the most common in the U.S., which one would you choose? Breast cancer? Lung or prostate cancer? Actually, every year, 5.4 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. — that’s more than every other cancer type combined. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to learn a little about skin cancer, what to look for and how to protect yourself.
  • OPSEC in the Social Media Age

    In late January, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein released a joint memorandum on operational security and the renewed need to protect sensitive and classified information.
  • Continuum of Learning 2.0: Reserve Citizen Airmen now have more flexibility to achieve their career goals

    For many Reservists, keeping up with required military training and education while also pursuing a college degree can be very challenging. With the new Continuum of Learning, however, Reserve Citizen Airmen have much more flexibility to achieve their personal developmental and career goals.
  • Global space-A program available to reservists, families

    Worldwide, Air Mobility Command oversees hundreds of flights a day, transporting everything from ammunition and military working dogs to drones and uniformed service members. Some of these flights are fully loaded with mission-required cargo, but other flights may have more than 70 empty seats. The space-available program grants Reserve Citizen Airmen the opportunity to occupy surplus aircraft seats, barring negative mission impact.
  • Reserve Airmen, families attend Yellow Ribbon event

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service reports naturalizing 700,000 to 750,000 new citizens each year. With the hope of making their life and the lives of their families better than what they were, many families travel a great distance, learn a new language, and try to assimilate into a new culture. Emigrating from Mexico, that’s exactly what little Cindy did decades ago when she was just 4 years old. With English as her second language, now Tech. Sgt. Cindy Valenzuela, an intelligence specialist for the 445th Operations Support Squadron, is a Reserve Citizen Airman with a family of her own.
  • The evolution of aeromedical evacuation capabilities help deployed medicine take flight

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Evacuating a patients injured in combat and transporting them to higher levels of care requires a team of trained medics with the capability to keep patients stable in-flight. The Air Force’s Aeromedical Evacuation system has been a staple of transporting wartime casualties since World War II. In that time, AE capabilities have expanded and improved to safely transport more patients, fly longer distances, provide in-flight critical care, and enable AE teams to anticipate the needs of future conflicts and AE requirements.
  • 445th currents ops, center of flying missions

    Behind the scenes of the 445th Airlift Wing is an office that is the glue between maintenance, operations and outside users. The 445th Current Operations office is a vital part of the 445th Operations Support Squadron.
  • 87th Port Dawgs keep mission moving in rain, sleet, snow

    Both in triple-digit weather and the dead of winter, Port Dawgs prepare, inspect, transport and load cargo and passengers bound for military airlift. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Citizen Airmen of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron shoulder this responsibility alone, as no active duty squadron exists on the installation.
  • Helping Hand: Employee Assistance Program Available to All Civilians

    For civilian employees of Air Force Reserve Command who need a little helping hand in dealing with any of life’s myriad challenges, assistance is just a phone call or a mouse click away.