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Default Air Force Logo Reservist training, quick response saves life
Imagine driving home and seeing a car swerve wildly, crash into a traffic sign, and hit a bicyclist. The driver is unconscious, with no breathing or pulse. There are moments when fast and decisive action can save lives. Military service members are exposed to life-and-death situations much more frequently than many people might be in the course
0 8/09
2016
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, takes off at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, Aug. 5, 2016. The A-10 is flying to Tapa Range to perform air-to-ground training with Estonian and NATO allies in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling/released) 442nd FW completes Estonia FTD
Reservists and active-duty Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and Guardsmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, completed a flying training deployment to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, August 8.
0 8/08
2016
Technical Sgt. Matthew Jordan, unit training manager for the 69th Aerial Port Squadron, and former military training instructor, corrects a trainee during a drill and ceremony class for the Development and Training Flight, Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 10, 2016. Jordan worked as an MTI for five years and trained 25 flights of new Airmen before coming to the Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Katie Spencer) Under the hat: Drill Instructor brings skills to the 459th
Learning the basics of the Air Force is no easy task. Getting yelled at constantly, memorizing Air Force facts, strict attention to detail, and marching around for hours upon hours are all experiences Airmen endure upon crossing into the blue. These basics are taught to new members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing before they even step on the bus
0 8/06
2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II aircraft initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB
Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was ‘combat ready’ Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance and praised Airmen
0 8/05
2016
Pilots from the 95th and 301st Fighter Squadrons from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly over the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, France, for a ceremony April 20. The ceremony celebrated the centennial of the Layfayette Escadrille, which was comprised of American volunteer pilots who flew with the French military before and after the United States entered World War I. The monument honors the service of these pilots and serves as the final resting place for some. The 301 FS is a unit under the 44th Fighter Group, which is a classic associate unit at Tyndall. (Courtesy photo)  Tyndall Reserve Airmen reach rare F-22 milestone
Few people get to fly an Air Force fighter jet. Even fewer have flown the F-22 Raptor. And, even more rare are Reserve Airmen, Majors Bryan Dick and Robert Ice who have reached the 1,000-hour flying mark in the Raptor. Flying 1,000 hours equates to a pilot sitting in a fighter jet for 41 days and 16 hours. Fewer than 20 Air Force F-22 pilots have
0 8/05
2016
Laura Chiang from the Center for Disease Control and prevention, interacts with a group of participants during a discussion on barriers to effective prevention at the Primary Prevention of Violence Foundation Training seminar held on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. July 19, 2016. The 10-day training program held 18-29 July, involved guest speakers from Headquarters Air Force, CDC and Green Dot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) New Air Force violence prevention specialists begin training at Dobbins
The Air Force began training for new violence prevention specialists at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, from July 18 through 29.The Specialists for the Primary Prevention of Violence will be a new helping agency for Airmen and their families dedicated to preventing all aspects of violence, from domestic to sexual assault and suicide, by using
0 8/05
2016
Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it also displays the partnership between the U.S. and Estonia that allowed for the coordination of the event. (Courtesy photo/ Andres Putting) A-10s land on highway in Estonia
Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.
0 8/05
2016
2nd Lt. Chaplain Candidate, Kara Dula reads a morning prayer to the formation of candidates at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 25, 2016. Dula is a participant in the Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain Candidate Intesive Interview program which aims to provide an extensive overview of what the Air Force Reserve mission is as well as a broad overview of the military chaplain corps. During the last week of the AFRC program, the candidates were immersed in fast-paced mobility training conducted by active-duty instructors from the 5th Combat Communications Squadron Support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Testing the water
This Air Force Reserve Command program provides newly commissioned second lieutenant candidates the opportunity to discern whether or not they truly feel they are being called by a higher power to serve in one of the three U.S. Air Force components.
0 8/02
2016
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of Air Force Reserve, conducts a press conference after her change of command ceremony July 15 at the Museum of Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Stephen Schester) August issue of Citizen Airman is online
The August issue of Citizen Airman magazine is available on the web at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/. The cover story highlights the historic change of command ceremony involving Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the first female Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of Air Force Reserve. The issue also spotlights the induction of the former AFRC commander, retired Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, into the AFRC Order of the Sword.
0 7/28
2016
Maj. Jason Powell, 12th Flying Training Wing chief of flight safety, aims an air pellet rifle at a white-winged dove July 13, 2016 on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The air pellet rifle is similar to a BB gun, but it uses tank-compressed air and non-lead pellets instead of pumped air and BBs. BASH program decreases bird strikes, makes air space safer for pilots
Sporting a neon yellow safety vest with a 12th Flying Training Wing Safety patch Velcro-ed to the front, Maj. Jason Powell, 12th FTW chief of flight safety, bends down to pick up a white-winged dove off of the ground at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The dove fits easily in the palm of his left hand. Propped across his body is the air pellet
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2016
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