• Reservist hits USAF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone

    A native Arizonan and 944th Fighter Wing Reserve pilot achieved his lifelong goal while also hitting a milestone for the Air Force last month.Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group Det. 2, F-35 instructor pilot, flew an F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Royal Air Force Fairford, England, making it his first trans-Atlantic
  • Stokes takes command at 22nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris relinquished command of the 22nd Air Force to Maj. Gen. John Stokes during a change of command ceremony August 8 in the banquet hall at the Marriot Hotel in Atlanta. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, commander Air Force Reserve Command, officiated the military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.